112 – Shady Flow

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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My favorite shot I’ve taken of this area. I can see the imperfections in this shot and know what I can do to improve it. I like the lines in the shot and the reflection of the trees. The more I look at it, the more I like this shot and start to see new things about it.

Walked 8 miles today, took a lot of photos on this enjoyable journey. I still have to upload them and edit them. Pushed myself a lot today and I feel that I’ve been stronger mentally and physically. I’m glad that I am putting in work to improve both of them as I’m finally starting to see changes and the positive results of them.

Dare yourself to get lost,

 

David

111 – Free

black and white photography, street photography

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We often lock ourselves up and forget about what is truly holding us back from doing what we want. My desire was to express that in this shot. I might have made the lock and chains more visible, however, I do like how this shot turned out.

Breaking free from the past to focus on the present. Writing down what I am going for and commiting to a deadline. It’s going to a challenge that I can’t back down from or I will forever regret it. I will only fail if I don’t start, finish or quit. I will come out of this as a winner no matter what path I choose to create. When I’m the strongest version of myself I will be living the life that I’ve always wanted.

Be free,

David

110 – Stand Out

architecture photography, black and white photography, street photography

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Was walking on a new path when I decided to capture this shot. I would have tried to make it symmetrical.  At least I would have mad the subject straighter, however, the subject gives off a creepy feeling thanks to the shadows and the angle.

Just thinking and changing things in my life. I made a noticable change but it will be much harder to keep up the good habit that I replaced a bad habit with later on in the change.

Ending it here for today. Keep it simple,

David

109 – Spur

architecture photography, black and white photography, interior architecture

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No matter how much darkness tries to corrupt your path, you must keep on moving. I took this shot at my college during a busy time. I liked the shape of the shadows so I crouched down to take a few shots when people started to get into the shot. I simply used patience to create the shot that I wanted. It is a favorite shot of mine but I can see how I can make it better. Would have stepped back a bit so the light wouldn’t be as badly reflected through the glass on the right. I do like how you can only see one of the subject’s hands. It has disappeared inside the darkness thanks to her backpack.

Watching the NBA finals, disappointed that the Spurs can’t win a single game against the Warriors. I know they can do it but they defeat themselves. I have the same problem in my own life but I’m learning faster than they are. I took a step in a positive direction today, however, I need to step a bit faster. I was filled with energy and made more positive decisions than bad ones. That’s it for now but I hope you all have a great day.

Peace,

David

108 – Hokusai

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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Capturing the beauty of life through a simples flower. At least this beauty is true and always exposing itself. In the future, I would get even closer to the flower so it stands out more.

Currently, watching “Miss Hokusai” a Japanese animated feature based on a mix of a manga and historical events. It’s a beautiful piece of work that is inspiring me to get to work. Been reading “Osamu Tezuka Story”, a rather large book about the godfather of manga. It’s cool to know that despite being so busy he watched one day everyday like I do now. He often worked on 8 to 10 serializations while also studying medicine. Through this book I’ve been able to see what it takes to become the best of the best. Its a long of work that never gets easier as time goes on. Got to always strive for the best, keep learning, keep improving, and do what you love.

I hope you are on your right path,

David

107 – no Ippo

black and white photography, nature, nature photography

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Simple nature shot that I took on a 5 mile walk. I enjoyed taking this shot as it was a peaceful place. It was just a practice shot in a way. I see my mistake as the subject on the right stands out but my eye tends to go to the water. That could just be me, I don’t know.

Taking steps to a better life slowly, making some good decisions to better myself and the people around me. Pushed myself to jog quite a bit tkday, however, I haven’t been that productive today. That will change by the end of the time and I will be much more productive tomorrow. Nothing will stand in my way.

Live strong and step steadily,

David