Entry number 54 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a local park.

A lone ant makes its way across some barbed-wire.
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 54/365


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.

This image is from a series of photographs taken during a play date for my daughter and one of her school friends. The 105mm portrait lens came out specifically to challenge me as I was not planning on taking any portraits with it. I was looking for mundane things and trying to take a non-mundane photograph of them.

If you look really hard, nearly dead centre of the frame is a lone ant, making its way from left to right across the barbed wire. You’ll need to zoom in to see it! That’s why I love this photograph. 

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.


There’s nothing like the anxiety of handing over photographs to clients, whether that be via a private online gallery or prints in person.

There’s also nothing like the feeling you get when they truly love what you have done for them. I got to experience both forms of delivery and adulation last Sunday. I woke up early following the 50th birthday event I photographed and basically got to work on the shoot, finishing it in the car whilst my wife drove us back to Melbourne. That client sent me a short but very lovely message via email that included the words “wow”, “gorgeous”, “just what I wanted” and “thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!”.

In the early evening, my daughter and I delivered three 8″ x 12″ prints to a favourite family of mine. The photos were black and white photographs of plants in their front garden. The way they were received makes my heart sing and reminds me why I put myself through the stress of photographing for others. It also reminds me that photographs need to be printed to truly appreciate them.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED @ 105mm
Settings: 1/6400 | f/1.4 | ISO 100
When: Sunday February 13, 2022 @ 14:57 (6 minutes after previous photograph)
Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 167
Published: Wednesday February 23, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Monday February 21, 2022
Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 2 (-1)
B&W 365 Challenge: 54/365 (14% complete)
Candidates Folder: 11 (-1)
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