D52 – Fundamental

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

Exploring the city and myself more and more. I am truly enjoying myself and I am discovering new and old things. It has been an thought-provoking week. I’ve explored a few paths and found a simple solution. I have written up a gameplan that starts at this moment. To know who you are is a fundamental step to improving.

This photo was captured on a walk when I had a clear mind. I watched a video about Tim Duncan thus the title of this blog. If you are a true NBA fan then you know what I mean.

Be greater than you,

David

D51- Care: Don’t

black and white photography, nature, nature photography, street photography

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Looked back and found this photo in my abstract folder. I notice things that I could have made better but I see this photo as the beginning of what was possible with creating photos.

Simply you have to not give a fuck about what others think or what your negative self says. At the same time you have to talk criticism right and reflect. Even the haters might say 10% that is truthful. Don’t let it get to you but understand the truths of the matter.

That’s it folks and have fun,

David

Day 50 – Love: Make Yourself Uncomfortable

black and white photography, nature photography

DSC00977-01Exploring myself and digging to the bare bones of what I am doing and why. Developing my reason why for doing these things is difficult but its a process. You have to get up and put you in a situation that makes you uncomfortable. You have to push yourself to the brink and do the same the next day over and over until it’s a habit. Afterwards, you move on and make something else a habit. You repeat this process while remembering your why and not shaking in the face of temptation.

The world will look dark and bleak but there is beauty in your struggle. You have to keep your head down and focus on improving. Be able to say no to temptation including to your friends and family. Stay focused on your goals every single day. Have your why engraved into your body so when your mind doesn’t want to do it you will do it anyway. Eventually your mind will have into your body and the two will have peace. It’s tough but if you want to change then do what must be done. This is what I had in mind when I chose this photo of mine.

Love the struggle,

David

D49 – Reflection

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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Explored a new are today and caught this photo while on this adventure. I’m working up to walk 4 miles a day, at the moment I walk two and a half miles. I enjoyed playing with the shadows and nature as I was deeply thinking. I am focusing on not being lazy with the photographs and plan the shots out more.

Watched the NBA All-Star game and was highly disappointed in more than one way. I realized I that I must take my craft seriously every single time I pick up my camera and I must put out the best work I can every single time I upload something. Also, I need to relax and be more laid-back and enjoy life.

Things are starting to become clearer to me and my path is starting to form as I dig through life. Made some changes but I must change more things to become the best version of myself.  I will continue to work smart and to work hard, this is my promise to myself.

Live well,

David

D48 – Experience

nature photography, sky

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Had a great day pushing myself to the physical limit. However, I explored the mental aspect of life as well. I walked four miles + and had a lot of time to think and explore my desires. Afterwards, had a great time meeting up with a friend. We discussed politics, philosophy and psychology. It got me to think deeply about everything and I found the answers but I have to still explore to find the proper solutions for each problem I have.

Keeping it simple and ending it here.

Have a great life,

David

D47 – Reality: Into the Unknown

black and white photography, street photography

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This photo was taken on a foggy morning on a bike path that I normally walk down. I like how the fog further helps me to not know what is around the corner even more. I keep to the right side to avoid the cyclists and the fog is clear enough to see anyone walking close to me. The thing is I enjoy not knowing and I enjoyed the unexpected. I like to be the one that does something unexpected as I understand that life is full of surprises so why fight it?

Been thinking deeply today about myself and my life. Went deep and discovered I know exactly who I am but not I must discover who I want to be and who I don’t want to be in 3 to years. I will use the fear of not being the wasted version of myself to motivate myself to the best version of myself as I would rather die than become a blight to the world and be a worthless man.

Things are changing and they are changing right now. I’ll only talk about them after I do them but I am attempting to take myself out of my comfort zone and explore the “truths” and the “lies” I believe or have been told. This is my path to becoming a better version of myself and a small step to becoming the greatest version of myself. For that I need vision and I need action. Today, I take small actions as I decide to do small things in order to take a few steps towards a larger goal.

Off to the starting line,

David

D46 – Fail and Fail again

architecture photography, black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

IMG_20180129_123848.jpgA truly challenging day mentally as I continue to reach deep down to discover the truths that only I can search for and find.

This photo came to fruition as I was walking on a path frequented by retirees and cyclists. No one got in my way nor bothered me as I took shots. I was working with angles and lines while thinking of new ways for me to capture them. I know I did a good job and I have proud of it. I will continue to improve but for now I need to get to the drawing board of life.

Have a good, fun, and safe night/day,

David