Entry number 104 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a walk through an industrial area.

A plant grows through fencing wire
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 103/365


Sitting here at my desk at work for my last day. Although I’m excited about moving on and what the future brings, there is a sense of sadness about leaving this small family run business. 

The owners have been fantastic to work for, flexible about my need to work from home on Wednesdays so I could do the school run allowing my wife to go into her office. Allowing me to work the extra hours on the other four days to reduce the required hours on a Wednesday. 

And overall being great human beings.

It’s at the point where my brain keeps reminding me with each activity, “That’s the last time you’ll have to drive down Ferntree Gully road staring directly into the rising sun” and “That’s the last time you’ll be opening up and turning off the alarm here” etc. I really wish it wouldn’t. This day is going to drag on as it is, I don’t need the running commentary. 

My main task of writing down all the things I’ve kept in my head about work has been completed, so today will be a matter of going through the motions and slowly packing up my desk. My salary sacrificed laptop and iPad are now fully paid off so they’ll be coming home with me (as they have every other day but are now completely owned by me). I’m waiting on my photography brand sticker to arrive to adhere to the back of the laptop.

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As for yesterday’s mid-life crisis. I went to the local camera store to put one of the potential new cameras in my hands. The company (which has 16 stores Australia wide) has only 5, and none of those in the store which I visited. The difficulty of obtaining them makes the decision to swap brands even harder! I might need to wait until August regardless.

OK. Time to start getting into shutdown mode and start crossing the final day’s items off the list before I leave.

I started here on the 13th of the month and I’m finishing here on the 13th of the month. Kind of seems right.

The hardest part about tomorrow is to retrain my body about waking naturally at 5:55. 

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 Z6 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G @ 50mm  | Settings: 1/1600, f/1.4, ISO 100 | When: Monday March 14, 2022 | Where: Braeside, 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: 217 | Published: Wednesday April 13, 2022 | Composed: Wednesday April 13, 2022 | Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0 | B&W 365 Challenge: 104/365 (28% complete) | Candidates Folder: 14
# Useless Life Statistics That Only I Like Looking Back On
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