Entry number 71 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from my wife’s roller derby training.

Two pairs of kneepads
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 71/365


These knees belong to my wife (left) and daughter (right).

Every training session, before donning skates and skilling smashing into other people, the roller derby skaters run what’s called “off-skates warmup”. As my daughter likes to attend each session to ensure her twice-weekly slushie and ice-cream fix is maintained, she loves to join in on the warmup.

This means she must don the requisite knee pads and sneakers.

Fun fact. My wife is still on her first set of knee pads since beginning roller derby nearly 12 years ago. I believe she’s planning on retiring when they do.

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I’ve started carrying a camera in my backpack again. It’s not my favourite camera or lens and definitely not my favourite camera-lens combination, but it means I always have a DSLR camera and 50mm 1.4 lens most places I go. 

I’m hoping to spur on more spontaneous photos to use on the website as well as to just take more photos in general. I’ve had a spate of client bookings in the last few weeks which means my personal photography has been pushed to the side again. I might take my camera for a walk at lunchtime, just to see what I can find.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon Z6
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G @ 50mm
Settings: 1/25 | f/1.4 | ISO 100
When: Thursday March 10, 2022 @ 19:14 
Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
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