122 – Searching

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Experimenting with light as I stopped for a moment while on a walk. I love to get up around this time and go walk. There’s hardly any people around and theres typically a nice breeze.

In the morning, I’m antisocial I prefer quiet mornings. So taking shots like these do wonders for my inner self. I love to create and to be active, so walking with my camera is embracing two passions at the same time. This shot is about embracing nature and telling the world you are still here as we are given a new day.

No excuses,

David

D89 – Reach

IMG_20180303_104008-01.jpegSimply looked up and captured a “T” in the clouds. It was a nice and sunny day which isn’t all too rare in California. I don’t take too many photos of the sky but this one has to be my favorite.

I’ve been meditating and listening to instrumental music first thing in the morning to slowly wake me up. It’s hoped me, I don’t feel like doing it but I forced myself to. I’m able to control my emotions more. Also been taking cold showers which is really great once you get over the initial feeling of freezing your a## off.

Overall, I’m reaching towards the sky to live the life that I want to. I’ve taken a few steps towards that live but I have to walk up a mountain before I can truly start to see more of the life that I want to life. I’m grateful for the time I have and I will not waste it anymore.

Shoot for your dreams,

David

 

Day 69 – River

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“You survive or you surrender” – Jeremy Renner, Wind River.

Had a thought-provoking day, I got a lot done but not enough. I stepped towards a better future but I am frustrated with how much I did. The only way to remedy that is to do too much. I have about 3 hours left until I fall asleep and I plan to do more than twenty things. I will fight through every challenge to accomplish what I need to before I rest.

I finished watching a movie called Wind River. Which was a wonderful film that left me awestruck and enabled me to truly think about myself and the world. It inspired me to write which is what I will continue to do after I am done with this post.

This photo represents the movie to me as the setting was in an “iceland”. I wanted to showcase a photo with darkness and a little bit of light. I accomplished it with this shot, too bad it doesn’t snow here. I ponder what am I doing when  I see this shot and the meaning of life is to suffer. I’ve been pondering more and more as I explore myself, the world, philosophy, and my art. Only to ask more questions that lead to one solution.

Survive,

David

D48 – Experience

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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

Day 28 – Imperfect Nature

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4 mile walk, 1 2 sets of 6 games of Tennis, and 30 minutes of basketball. It’s been a long day for me and I enjoyed every moment of it. Rewarded myself with Hawaiian BBQ that was amazing. Explored and took a lot of photos plus developed new concepts for photos and my design work.

My mind is clear (despite a headache) and I’m motivated to keep on going on this path of mine. I’m blazing my path every single day with every decision I make. If I make a mistake I go back and fix what I did wrong. I can honestly say I am improving in every category slowly. It’s frustrating but I know the reward is worth it.

This photo simply shows my love of black and white photography featuring nature. It’s simple but I find it beautiful. In that way, this photo does represent my interests. I try to capture photos based on a single word sometimes and today’s was simple.

D22 – Darkness Will Fall

DSC05446-01.jpeg“Not every day will be good but there is good in everyday” – Winnie the Pooh. Darkness will fall upon you but you can beat it when you remember your goals and where you want to be. I remind myself of this whenever I start to doubt myself. I’m doing my best and it is working slowly. I’m much better mentally now than I was ever before.

I accomplished a lot today but can do so much more. However, I work until I have accomplished what I need to rather than go to sleep and continue tomorrow. It’s helped me realize how to use my time better and what kind of media to consume as well as what and when to study subjects.

The photo represents this time of self doubt creeping inside of you especially when you look at yourself hence the reflection present thanks to the water. However, just because the world is dark doesn’t mean you have to be. I like dark things as you may be aware of if you have followed this blog for a while. I am not a cruel person nor a dark person for this. I like what I like as you do. Never lose sight to the light of your life (passion +purpose).

Enjoy the process,

David

Day 21 –

DSC05453-01.jpeg Been making small decisions daily in order to build myself up to making big ones when I need to. Along with this, I’ve been reflecting on my actions daily and making better overall decisions which leads to better action. Won’t say it is easy nor will I say it leads to fast results. It’s a slow process but as long as I am moving and not stagnating then I am making progress.

It’s not the only way but it is the best way for me. I’m working hard on improving my crafts to become a true polymath and to lead a happier life. Not every day is a plus for me but I reflect what went wrong and seek to improve and not make the same mistakes twice.

My goal is not money or status but rather work that I can mold into becoming my dream job. My other goal is to be the best version of myself which is slowly coming to fruition.

The photo is simple because the simplest answer is generally the best solution. I am expressing my love of looking at the sky and my love of film noir, nature, and noh.

Simply be you,

David

Early Rising Storyteller

I’ve been getting up earlier and earlier. Instead of sleeping in, I grab my phone and start to walk at least 3 miles before heading home. I capture whatever I like and forget the principles of photography. I simply tell stories of the subject the best I can. I enjoy variety in my work and will continue to explore new subjects. I am planning to wake up even earlier from now on but this is a great start.

It’s been foggy in the mornings where I live and I so happen live near former farms and a lot of these places still have empty plots of lands. I wanted to capture the sun through that tree and show even the sun doesn’t want to freeze its ass off at 7am (jk). Enjoying my stories is something to new to me as I tend to be critical of myself. This is somewhat a true trait that will stay and allow me the confidence I truly need.

Long journey

Went on an 8+ mile walk and had a lot of time to think and take photos. I’ve made some decisions in my life which will help me finally progress in a positive manner. I am acting on what I want to do and what I don’t want to do at the moment but should do. I’m consuming less media and allowing myself to be creative in various mediums.

This photo repersents the inside of my mind while I overthink. However, it feels like the light will start to shine through at any moment. I am moving forward through my fear and allowing myself to see the light. Actions are louder than words, I’m holding myself accountable to achieve whatever I want to achieve. Fear is self made and I am taking every step to combat it. For now, shine through the darkness my friends.

One step at a time,

David