Entry number 100 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a walk in the Hastings Wetlands.

A dandelion.
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 100/365


100 Black and white photographs in 100 days. Not going to lie, it has not been easy.

I went out specifically for a #100 photo and came back with something completely different. I love it enough to be considered for the #100 photo, so here it is.

Part of me wants to say, “100. That’s a great achievement. Surely I can stop there and not lose too much respect?” Whilst the other part says “WTF are you talking about?  You said 365 days and you’ll deity-damn do it, mister.” And you have to picture that last one with a Harrison Ford finger point and a southern coloured woman sass. Mmm-hmm!

Just to add to the hilarity of the thing, I was going to pick my favourite photo so far. Ha! That’s not going to happen.

Plus to do it justice I’d need it to be a multiple of 64 to really do the knockout properly, tennis style. Maybe I’ll consider it on day 128. I could video it and publish the design making process. Wow! Would that cure your insomnia or what!?

Thank you to those who have purchased prints from the 365-day challenge. Your contributions have been much appreciated and seem to point me to the fact I need to focus on botanical photography as every photograph bar one sold has been of a botanical nature. Another two are being collected on Wednesday (not the first purchase for this particular customer), both botanical.

Let me interrupt the flow to bring you a message from our sponsor, Me! Did you love the photo? Each photograph in the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is made available as a single signed limited edition print. If you are interested, you can purchase the print at the Shop for only $36.50 (including free postage to anywhere in the world). If it’s not there then someone beat you to it! I thank you for your support of my photography and this website.

But back to the whole day one hundred achievement. My plan of having multiple posts written ahead of time has not come to fruition with the following day’s post normally being written on the previous morning. This would be much easier to do if I was only writing about the photo but my statistics show that you all like it much more when I write about something happening in my life. Heaven knows why, but some of you truly seem interested. I sincerely appreciate anyone who takes the time to read what I have to write as it’s not as easy to thumb the keyboard and spew words as I wish it was. Kudos to the writers and authors out there who can regurgitate two-thousand words a day or more.

Tonight is another event I get to photograph. I’m not pushing events that hard, but I seem to be building a reputation as someone who can come in and photograph above-average grip and grins whilst also capturing the moments. I actually enjoy the less stressful environment (as opposed to weddings and portraits) and the ability to wander around a room and grab photos as I see them. It’s not overly taxing (room dependant) and the interactions with the guests can be fun.

I’ve picked up a portrait booking for a trombone player for Good Friday and I’m looking forward to seeing what we create together. I have some ideas and he has some ideas. It’s going to be fun.

I’ve also had an enjoyable week setting up a new Pelican case and briefcase for my photography gear. The Pelican case is a 1607 case and it holds my standard event kit (but can be swapped out for portraits or weddings) whilst the briefcase holds all the little things I need to carry to a location shoot. It’s been great fun deciding what goes where and plucking out all the foam to create the storage holes. When the Z9 FINALLY arrives, I’ll probably go for a custom foam insert by these guys as I would have had many months to make sure everything is exactly where I want it.

Ok, I’ve hit the rambling stage so it’s time to call it. Thanks for supporting the website with your presence and purchases!

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your time and your attention! I will see tomorrow you for the next post.



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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED @ 35mm  | Settings: 1/40, f/13, ISO 64 | When: Saturday April 9, 2022 | Where: Hastings, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon D700 | Nikon D750 | Nikon D810 | Nikon D850 | Nikon Z6
Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED 
Lighting: ICElight
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 213 | Published: Sunday April 10, 2022 | Composed: Saturday April 9, 2022 | Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0 | B&W 365 Challenge: 100/365 (27% complete) | Candidates Folder: 7
# Useless Life Statistics That Only I Like Looking Back On
Audiobook: Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller | Reading: Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs | Favourite recent YouTube video: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt - Found/Tonight (Official Video) [Atlantic Records] | 7DA: 20 | Hamilton: 17/35/38/154 Days

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