Entry number 57 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a local park.

Botanical photograph
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 57/365


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.

I’ve been looking forward to publishing this one for a while. I think it’s my favourite from the day. In hindsight,. I should have been a touch lower but I’m still thrilled with the image.

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.


Are you a morning or an evening person?

I’m neither. 

Having said that, I have this really annoying trait where, once I’m awake, I need to get up. My morning routine gets me out of the house in seventeen minutes. That means I’m usually at work (as in today’s case) ninety minutes before I have to be.

The first part of this 90 minutes is usually writing a blog post. I’m trying to (and failing) get into a routine of writing one each morning and two on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This means I always have a buffer allowing for mornings where I have nothing to write about (it happens a lot). You know, like today when I’m literally writing about mornings when I have nothing to write about.

Once I finish that (that’s around 20 minutes), I tend to do some photo editing or start working through any “brain book” tasks I can knock off quickly. And the, around forty-five minutes before I start work, I start work. 

I work for the office four days per week and from home, on Wednesdays allowing the wife to go into her office whilst I ensure the daughter doesn’t die. I’m lucky that any extra time I do during the other days can be put towards Wednesdays when I work from home, meaning I usually only need to rack up around six hours of work (I leave early on Fridays because I can) to get to my required forty hours. Most weeks I actually do around 41-42 hours. 

I guess the fact I can not sit around at home in the mornings allows me to get more stuff done. It’s still annoying though. It also probably explains why on the weekend I do as little as possible.

Bit of a ramble this morning. Apologies. I’ll try to do better.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED @ 105mm
Settings: 1/8000 | f/1.4 | ISO 100
When: Sunday February 13, 2022 @ 15:05 (4 minute after the previous photograph)
Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 170
Published: Saturday February 24, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Friday February 25, 2022
Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 1
B&W 365 Challenge: 57/365 (15% complete)
Candidates Folder: 5 (-1)
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