Another Look

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

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Took another shot of the same subject of the previous post. This time the first bolt is in focus while the others are blurred. I like this shot more than the previous one. I am focusing on the fundamentals of photography and trying to improve daily.

Have fun and do what you want,

 

David

Back

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

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I have no excuse for not updating this blog. I’m going to post as much as I can and get better as a photographer and a writer.

I enjoy taking shots of aged metal and machines. I wish all the bolts were in focus but I do kind of like how the second one helps break the pattern of blurred subjects. Thought about making this photo black and white but I enjoyed the way it looks in color.

 

That’s it for my first post of 2019. I will keep this up no matter what.

 

Stay dedicated,

 

David

Exploring Life

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

Exploring while looking up. I took this with my Cybershot I believe, however, would like to take a new shot of a similar subect with my Nikon D3300. I think I made it too dark which is rare for me to say. Anyway, it’s an older picture and I can see very thing I can do to make this shot better next time. Surely but slowly I’ll improve till the day I die.

Working in retail gives me a lot of time to observe human behavior. A lot of what I’ve seen is negative as if people don’t know how to be respectful to others, products, or the employees of the store. I find so many half eaten things in random places like half eaten donuts in the freezer, half drank Gatorade behind cottage cheese, etc. Besides that, I simply think all day about what I need to do and what I truly want.

I do my best to muster energy to get things done but after this week I’ll be able to do a bit more. I’ll be working less and hopefully will be able to lose some more weight.

120 Rest X

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

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Took a short break to take this shot when I was on a four mile walk. It’s simple, I wanted to capture this thing that Ive walked past many times. I might have tried to have the shot be more symmetrical but I enjoy the imperfection in this shot.

I’m starting to see an improvement in my shots and my willingness to wait for the shot I want. Was able to do some yoga that helped clear my mind enough to make some decisions about my life. Still have some things to figure out but I feel like I’m going in the right direction for the first time in a long time. The yoga session also taught me that I need to slow some things down and to live in the moment.

Will continue during yoga for thirty days to see how it impacts me down the line.

Try to complete your own 30 day challenge to improve yourself

Be free,

David

Day 99 – Building

black and white photography, Industrial photography, street photography

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Caught this shot while exploring a new neighborhood on a lovely Sunday. It was taken a while ago, I love the shot but I can see the errors. I also realize by viewing this shot I do have an understanding of composition and have always been taking shots that I am interested in even if others don’t see the beauty.

Today, was a decent day, however, I have pain in my leg that I have to work out before it gets too bad. Besides that I am feeling a bit better physically. I have also come to realize that I am highly stressed and I need to unwind even though I value entertainment too much. I have to have some results before it’s too late as I have nothing but my health at the moment. I’m doing my best to kill bad habits and establish betters ones. It is challenging to say the least. I understand that I am here because of my past mistakes. I admit that and by me doing that I have become stronger. I have so much to do not only to catch up with where I want to go but also to the man I am suppose to be.

Pursue your dreams, understand yourself, and take action. Own up to your mistakes and be free.

Peace,

David

D97 – Choices

black and white photography, Industrial photography, sports, street photography

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Took this before playing some tennis. This is my schools batting cages. This area is hardly ever cleaned. I  love this shot as it is simple and combines three passions of mine: Sport, architecture, and photography. I love basketball more than tennis, however, I would have to choose tennis to pursue playing as it is easier on my body. Plus I’m only 5’9 which doesn’t help in either sport. I do play hard in both sports and would love to play on a basketball team. I just pursuing tennis as more favorable to me in the long run.

Did a lot today but I still have a lot more to do. I wasn’t able to do everything that I wanted to do, but there is still time before midnight. I’m narrowing my focus and cutting off things that don’t really help me in the long run. Also will be limiting my entertainment which I have done to a certain point which has be being more productive. Going to focus on storytelling (photography, filmmaking, writing) and fitness. I’m interested in being a traveling photography and filmmaker while also pursuing sports coaching or at least get a certificate to coach athletes one on one. I can find ways to combine both storytelling and fitness, it will be a long progress but will be truly worth it.

Combine what you love if you are lost,

David

D79 – Mistake

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

Looked up and captured this shot while exploring my city. I am from Sacramento but I reside in a smaller city called Elk Grove that was apart of Sacramento. So technically I am not living in Sacramento so Elk Grove is a new city to me. Anyway, I like to observe the world and this shot proves that. I’m just thankful that none of the birds dropped anything on me but it was a risk that I was willing to take.

I made a simple mistake that I confessed to. I was scared before the mistake but I looked forward to the new chance in my life. However, the mistake I made will make that change happen at a later date. I’m trying to figure out how to rectify my mistake not just for myself but for my family. I owe them a lot and I never know how much longer that I have them with me. I want to become as great as a person I can be so they can look at me with pride and leave this world knowing that I will be okay.

Keep your head up,

David