Entry number 73 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary.

A botanic photo of a twig
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 72/365


Again, it’s a photo of an isolated item against a blur of similar items. I have no idea why this appeals to me so much. And blah blah, D850 incredible detail, blah blah.

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Saturday was a busy day for this little black duck.

The morning started with a six-hour editing session to get to the first part of a demo for Alli & Andrew (you’ve seen photos of them in the last week). They recorded 6 or 7 songs which we’ve then whittled down to sections and an order.

From there I’ve had the “fun” (it’s actually not too bad), to put it together as close to the wishes of the clients as possible taking into consideration timing and smooth changes between songs. I completely changed the ending and I’m looking forward to seeing how they like it. The original ending was not nearly as strong and the one I included really finalises the video without needing to resort to a fade.

In the afternoon we headed out to a favourite location of ours, Moonlit Sanctuary, primarily so I could build up the candidates folder for this blog. A fun afternoon was had as we looked and fed the wildlife and learnt three fun facts about “koala poop”. The afternoon was ruined, however, by the kitchen closing before we could get our traditional hot chips.

Needless to say, I ordered chips via DoorDash from our fish and chip shop for pickup on the way home. At least the afternoon wasn’t ruined. Damn, they do good chips!

A quick look through the photos has revealed 15 possible candidates for the blog. I’m sure I’ll lose a few over the next few days but that is a good start to building up a collection of photos for the website.

After watching some TV on the couch we all prepared for a dinner out celebrating the 50th birthday of a roller derby friend of ours. Kitty (not her real name) has been a photographic client of ours for ages and we were so excited about going out we nearly got to the location on the RSVP date! But now the actual date has arrived, we are again looking forward to a night out.

The evening was a fun night out. I spent most of the night talking with friends, my wife got her derby talk and Riley enjoyed being sugared up to the hilt before coming home and eventually crashing.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED @ 105mm
Settings: 1/1600 | f/1.4 | ISO 200
When: Saturday March 12, 2022 @ 14:13 
Where: Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia
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Post number: 186
Published: Monday March 14, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Sunday March 13, 2022
Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0
B&W 365 Challenge: 73/365 (20% complete)
Candidates Folder: 21 (19 B&W/2 colour) [+15]
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