Beauty & Some Change

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A shot I took as I walked to Chinatown in San Francisco. I really like the architecture of the city and I hope I will be able to capture some more shots the next time I go. I would have made the shot more symmetrical, however, I like the imperfection of this shot. There’s almost a dark feeling being presented with the flag waving slightly above the middle of the shot is a nice touch. The word “beautiful” comes to mind when I see this shot. I realize I truly love this.

Been thinking a lot but I still have some more to do. The most important part is to actually act on the results of my deep thinking sessions. There are going to be a lot of changes coming to my life and in result myself.

peace and be free,

David

Friendship

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Another quick portrait of my friend as he drives us to San Francisco. I couldn’t imagine that I would have two good friends and those two friends would become friends as well. I also can’t believe that I would actually go on a trip with other people. I can honestly say going to San Francisco was one of the best experiences of my life. I hope that I am able to go back with these guys. Someday I’ll go back on my own and explore but I would truly be grateful if the two of them would still be my friends in the future.

Enjoy true friendship,

 

David

 

P.S. not my best portrait but I’m practicing and doing my best to improve.

Beautiful Escape

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Took this shot of my friend while we were arriving in San Francisco. I really enjoyed it as I know he’s one depressed mofo and that moments where all three friends can hang out are moments where he doesn’t have to be in that mindset. So I would title this photo as “beautiful escape”.

I don’t take many photos of people but I am doing¬† my best to change that. Focusing on portraits in order to further my skills. Hopefully, I can continue to express myself and others through my shots.

Stop

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A very simple shot that I took at a “Forest Gump” inspired restaurant called Bubba Gumps. I had a good amount of fun at this place and even watched a few moments of Forest Gump.¬† I did my best to try to capture this famous phase that was splayed on the floor under my friends feet.

I’m sure I could have taken this shot better but I captured this shot as I wanted to. It’s not everyday you are in San Francisco with your friends.

Still working things out in my life and making the moves that I need to.

Peace,

 

David

Exploring

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I find myself doing things that I don’t normally do in order to improve myself. I’ve been spending a good amount of time with my two friends. This shot was taken in a field in one of my friend’s neighborhood. I’m drawn to machines and steel. I like to take shots like these especially when there are wires and the weather is perfect. This shot has a dark feeling to it like it’s showcasing an upcoming storm.

Wanted to capture some of the birds that were hanging out but I did manage to capture one in flight and a few on the top. Now that I’ve studied this shot a bit more, it happens to remind me of Hitchcock’s Birds. It’s a film that I enjoyed especially since I watched it with my grandma who first watched it when she was a little girl.

I’m exploring my options and taking time to truly think.

Words are nice but action is better,

 

David

Let it Be

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A simple shot I took while leaving work one day. I really love the rain and have yet to capture a shot that I truly enjoy. This one is close but I have a lot of work to do. Thinking about trying out another lense.

 

Going to San Fran tomorrow, I’m excited! There will be a lot of opportunities to take some great shots. Hoping that we don’t run into too much traffic while there. Working on getting a better education in the things that I am passionate about. Stay tuned for that and much more.

Enjoy yourself,

 

David

Hold

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Again it’s not blurred perfectly but I enjoy this shot. I like how the fibers look so aged and how the area around the subject adds emotion to the shot. Basically, “what part of this rope are you holding and what side are you on?” was my thought process when taking this shot.

Been getting things done and have seen some results. I’m more motivated than ever to keep on going. Sure, I don’t always want to go to the gym or do anything productive but I force myself and it gets easier for me. I’m doing my best to focus on the task at hand and improve myself daily. So far it’s working and I’m loving every moment of it even the negative things.

I hope you all have a good night,

 

David

Eye

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Captured this shot near where I live. It looks like an eye with a 7 but when I first saw it I thought this tagger might be a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! That’s the main reason why I wanted to capture this subject. I like the lines present and even the trees work well to me. It’s not perfect but I enjoy this shot.

I’m planning to change jobs so I’ll be job hunting like my life depends on it. Still exploring my options and will go after the jobs that I truly want or wouldn’t mind having. Might try to get an internship and a part-time job or two to gain more experience. Anyway, doing my best to continue to be dedicated to improving myself and my passions.

Like Vash says “Peace and love”,

 

David

Is it Worth it?

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When I first saw this shot in my photo folder after uploading it I actually liked the shot. However, the more I look at it the more I wonder if it actually works. I like the subject and the angle. It is the blur that makes me wonder if this shot works. Most of me is saying yes as it is my type of photography. I am weird and go against the grain. My goal is to be me and have my photography represent me and the stories that I want to tell/showcase. So in the need, I have to learn the fundamentals better but at the same time just do me.

Working on changing jobs and exploring my options while I am still young. I am focusing on that and improving myself daily. My life has improved but at the same time, I have more room to grow in certain areas. My social life is at an all-time high as I actually have genuine friends that I hang out with every Sunday and sometimes Thursday. However, it is my career that is the problem. I’ve been working for 7 months now at a retail store. It is a simple job if they leave us alone and allow us to work at a healthy pace. We often have meetings where they celebrate people’s work anniversary. One woman has been there for eight years and what she had to say scared me. “I can’t believe it’s been eight years. I looked up one day and eight years have gone by”. I really don’t want to live like that. It’s okay for some people but not me. So despite my inner self delaying looking for a new job because of all the people I connected with at this job place, I have decided venture out before it is too late.

I am hoping to find a job in the career field that I want to work with or at least a job that gives me enough time to do my passions on the side until I am ready to do them as a career.

Anyway, that’s enough for now. I have to sleep now to make sure I’m 100% for work tomorrow.

 

Peace,

David