Entry number 50 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from the passenger seat of my wife’s car.

60 kmh photo
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 50/365


In February, I am selecting the oldest black and white photo from my “Candidates” folder and if I still love it, posting that. If the love has gone, it gets deleted.

I had an ethical debate with myself. I both won and lost. As this was photo 50 of the 2022 365 Black and White Challenge, there were other photos I would have used instead of this one. But as the box says above, “I am selecting the oldest photo from my “Candidates” folder and if I still love it, posting that. If the love has gone, it gets deleted.”

In order to get to the photo that I would have selected for number 50, I would have had to delete the 15 currently in the folder. Yes I know I don’t actually have to delete the photos, but I do. If the love has gone and I don’t want to show it to the world, the photo gets deleted (unless it’s a photo of my wife or child in which case it gets stored away, I don’t delete those). The problem is I do love this photograph. So here it is! 

This was taken at 60 km per hour as my wife drove my daughter and me to a park to meet up with one of her school friends. Normally I shoot with the fastest shutter speed practical and this time, it was intentionally slowed to 1/6 second to get the result. This was photographed with the 105 mm portrait lens because I wanted to give it some air time, especially as I know I would not be shooting portraits at the park.

PS: Did you love the photo? Each photograph in the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is made available as a single limited edition print. If you are interested, click here to purchase this print for only $36.50. I thank you for your support of my photography and this website.


It seems like I should start advertising my services as a “nature” or “botanical” photographer as most of the photos sold through the challenge are of a botanical nature.

I do find it strangely calming. Maybe it’s because I’m not fighting against the subjects crippling self-esteem issues and trying to convince them that they are photogenic (more on that topic another day) whilst watching their every thought cross over their face. Or maybe it’s something else and I’m just projecting.


The botanical photographs I do take are almost always highlighting one flower whilst blasting the others into blurry oblivion. No variations on a theme here! The only difference would be the use of black and white. 

I have a few more coming up in the Candidates folder that I am really looking forward to sharing.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED @ 105mm
Settings: 1/6 | f/16 | ISO 32
When: Sunday February 13, 2022 @ 14:39 (13 minutes after previous photograph)
Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
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Published: Saturday February 19, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Wednesday February 14, 2022
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B&W 365 Challenge: 50/365 (13.7% complete)
Candidates Folder: 15 (-1)
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