D92 – Trust the Process

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Just took off my glasses and posted them for a shot as I was finishing a four mile walk. Basically, I was experimenting with frames within a frame and overall composition. It’s interesting to me but I can see its faults. I will continue to try different kinds of shots like this.

Didn’t do much but clean and study today. I did have a bad day in terms of overall production. I’m nipping that in the butt and going to do my best to maintain a certain level of production everyday. I’m going to give up entertainment for the most part and focus on what truly matters to me. Will continue to watch one movie a day as it is helpful for me to dissect a film. Besides that I am truly going to limit entertainment until I am able to get ahead of life but then I may too busy to even care.

Difficult times call for sacrifices and I must make some more. No day will be easy, I simply need to be in love with the process and everyday challenge. If I stay disciplined I know I can do it.

Trust the process like a Sixers fan,

David

D62 – Unconventional Day

DSC00314-01.jpeg┬áTesting what I can do and how I could show a subject I’ve taken before in a different angle/light. I used to follow the principles but they should be at least treated as guidelines rather than set rules as you can break them.

Walked 7+ miles today, I really pushed myself, however, my body wasn’t as physically tired as it normally is after a long walk. Hopefully, that is due to me Getting stronger and my body adapting to longer walks.

It’s a process you simply have to do everyday and keep your head down as when you look up eventually you will see how far you have gotten. If you keep looking you may improve slower or simply stop what you are doing.

Honestly, I’m happy as I start to build my path better thus making my life better. My family’s life is getting better as well as I continue to improve and develop as the man that I truly am.

Dare to be unconventional,

David

D51- Care: Don’t

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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

D47 – Reality: Into the Unknown

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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

Day 17 – Play

Took a step towards a better future today by simply doing one thing. I won’t be specific but I simply attacked my fear head on and came out the other side with one foot in the light. I am proud of myself, I have accomplished a lot in just two days that I have a lot of confidence in the direction I am going and most importantly in myself. I am not the person I was last week and I am proud of that fact. It’s been a long time since I have let myself accomplish something that actually matters.

Only 17 days have past in this year and yet I feel still alive before the safety net was pulled from underneath me. I am guilty of being lazy and of playing too much. But that’s not who I truly am and I have fought hard to make sure I understood that. I have done so much and changed tiny bad habits into good ones. Everyday is a simple step into the giant strides I will take later on. Every ounce of pain will be worth it in the end. Baby steps turn into giant strides.

This photo has a film noir feel for me and I love it. Sure the subject is basic but it’s beautiful in that regard. I wanted to capture the beauty of the flower and I believe I have captured it yet still shadow the rose in my style/my sense of beauty.

Live a beautiful life,

David

Good Day

“Not every day is good but there’s good in every day”-Winnie the Pooh

I  captured this around 7 am on a very beautiful day. I was preparing to play tennis, when I saw the perfect shot for the moment. Let’s do our best every single day and regret nothing. 

Shadows of Doubt

Will it go in or will she commit another fault? The shadows hide her face as she ponders this. Caught the ball as she was bouncing it. I felt like this shot would be better in black and white to convey doubt. The other players face is too far away, but he ponders the same question. I believe you need to breathe and simply focus on the task at hand. Forget the last shot and keep going.