Entry number 67 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from our backyard.

A well worn garden gnome adjusts his glasses whilst holding a bird.
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 67/365


This is Nicholas. He is named Nicholas because that’s what it said on the box.

Nicholas is a well-worn garden gnome that has seen better days. As a subject, I’m not going to lie, it was a little hard pulling some personality out of him but I think I made it work. As always the D850 produces some incredible detail and tones. Still tempted to cancel the Z9 order and get another D850. But there are reasons why the Z9 is wanted, so I’ll wait. Only six months to go!

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It’s been great shooting more recently, except for the editing. The editing sucks.

Especially as I’m learning a new program and still have to work to deadlines. I really need to watch the course I purchased late last night and then fell asleep to.

I’m getting really fidgety too. I want to shoot more portrait stuff. Might have to start putting out callouts.

I’m being a Ranty McRanterson today, so I’m cutting it short.

If you want to sit in front of my camera, hit me up on the contacts page. We’ll make something happen.

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Have a great day and I look forward to seeing you in the next post.



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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 200mm
Settings: 1/1600 | f/2.8 | ISO 100
When: Sunday March 6, 2022 @ 13:18
Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
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