Life is a Complex Beauty

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I find comfort and risk in taking photos like this one. It is a simple photo of a darkened hallway but I find myself drawn to taking these kind of shots. I like the beauty of the darkness and gorgeous contrast of the light finding it’s place in the hall. I have a few photos on my bedroom wall so I can always look and reflect on certain shots. A lot of them look like this or have similar effects. I am proud of myself and proud of how far I’ve come from my childhood point and shoot days.

For a moment there I was struggling with self doubt but still kept my head up. I had to really take a step back and tell my self doubt that “I’ve got this”. It’s worked so far. It’s a struggle but I will continue to pursue my freedom. Sure, I’ll get lost at times but I will just pave another path until the day I can truly say that I am free and that I am home.

Peace and Lights

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The last shot I took at the Good Hotel on my last trip to San Francisco. I might go back and re-edited this shot to make it a little darker on the sides. I like the background a lot though. My friend isn’t in the center but is still the focal point thanks to the trail of lights. Really happy that I was able to capture this shot.

Crashed pretty hard when I got home. Took a four hour nap and felt like shit afterwards. Studied a bit of stocks and made some investments while also coming up with an investment plan. I’ve found that investing is exciting and can be a bit addicting if you go overboard. I only have a few hundred dollars in the stock market but I know someone who is putting thousands at a time. Two different styles and I can respect his hustle.

Really need to exercise more as I making better decisions with my eating habits and diet. However, with no exercise I’m not going to achieve the results that I want to make. Going to go crazy with it for the next two days because I am off! Going to be focusing on exercising and my online courses. I definitely know that I will see positive results from both.

Just a little update before I get my body moving and head to bed.

Have a good night/day,

David

Full Circle

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Experimented in the Good Hotel last time I went to SF. This one reminds me of some of the old photos I took when I was still using a Sony Cybershot. I like the atmosphere and the lighting, however, not the biggest fan of the fire escape. It does add a different kind of element to the shot though. Shot like this on a high ISO as you can probably tell. Still working on learning my camera and improving my editing skills.

Been off for two days which has been pretty nice. Can’t complain when a lot of people are not working at the moment. Still hate the job but I’m doing what I have to do. I have the 4am to 1pm shift for the next 3 days so I’m going to have to find a balance and work on a schedule if I want to get anything done.

Managed to be more productive than usual, however, been having depressing thoughts which leads to me seeking out food. Working on hard to combat the negative thoughts and that bad habit. Setting up a good schedule that will feature meditation and exercise that I will start implementing right after this post.

Now, really is the best time to invest in yourself. Most of the time, I have to stay home and there’s no point in me just laying around. Got to get some shit done before I am gray and old. That’s just a tad bit from me, more later after I actually do something.

Stay safe and don’t be an asshole,

David

Talking to Myself

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Found myself lost as I was looking for a specific building. I caught this shot which proaprob shows that I wasn’t all too concerned about finding what I needed to. In the end, I was able to do what I had to do.

I love all the lines present in the shot as well as the shadows. I wish I captured this shot earlier, so that the light would be softer. I still enjoy the shot but I have room for improvement.

In two days, I walked around 9 miles. The more I condition my body the easier and faster it is to walk 4 miles + on one day. It makes each walk feel shorter than it is as well. I’ve been practicing visualization on each trip which helps me focus on where I want to go in life.

I’m waiting for my acceptance email to officially join a project. Doubt creeps in but I’m doing my best to change the way I talk to myself. It’s not easy but it must be done. I have found myself creating more and simply enjoying life more. I realized it’s a slow process after trying to quit so many times. Doing my best to become the strongest version of myself by getting into shape, both mentally and physically. It’s getting funnier just not easier. This is the path that I chose but one foot is still on the path of ruin that I allowed myself to walk through. Will take time for me to fully step off the path but I can feel my foot inching up a bit each day that I improve myself and do what I love.

 

Peace,

David

Moving on in Life

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Tired of living life as I have been, I can see where I will wind up if I continue to be lackluster at life. This photo represents my mind state and the path I appear to be on. It’s not easy to change but I am slowly. I am swarmed by doubt and I’m tiring. I need to try harder and harder until the day I die. I can never let up or I will end up with nothing as a nobody in life.

It has it end and it will right now. I am going to keep my head up and do what I have to do to be where I truly want to be. I can’t be this person anymore, like the picture above there will light in my life.

Keep on movin’ on,

David

117 – New Beginning or New Ending

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Caught this simple shot early in the morning as I was beginning a four mile walk. I like the shot but I can see how I could improve it the next time I get a similar subject.

Exploring reality and my own mind. Spent a lot of time without my TV on or YouTube. Basically, spent the day thinking and reading. I still have to figure the simple solution to my main problem. It’s going to be tough but I’m doing my best to sort things out.

 

Be disciplined and free,

David

D81 – Up

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Exploring reality with philosophy and photography. Took this shot while I was preparing to leave the local library. It’s a place that I come to when I want to do some work without my back hurting from a bad chair and to get away from my four walls. I like this library as the second floor is for adults with the bottom floor for children. It makes it quiet and a more enjoyable reading experience.

I was interested in the light and decided to take this photo as I made my way down the stairs. It’s not always like this since it’s pretty rainy lately. On this day, I explored philosophy and my own mind. When I go to the library, I get work down. I might be there for three hours and get a good amount of work done in an hour and a half. I’m still exploring my options and the library helps wonders with that. I haven’t found the simplest solution but I am working even harder on it. I’m trying to remember the Bruce Lee quote “Feel don’t think” it’s harder than you may think to put into practice.

I completed a section of a free coding camp. I wanted to think about how I feel while doing it but I focused on doing the task and told myself I will think later. I don’t know if coding is my thing as I don’t feel nothing for it and have studied it in the past. I will continue to explore and will work even harder to get to the life that I want and to be the man I know that I can be.

Stay strong and feel,
David

D30 – Up To You and No One else

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LRM_20180126_121102-1-016 mile walk which was killer on my feet and back. However, I accomplished a lot and got a lot of thinking done. There’s nothing like walking long distances to clear your mind and make decisions. I am developing into a more decisive man and a man of action. Taking everyday slowly and will continue to push myself.

This photo represents care hence the sign to the right. You have to take care of yourself and what you love. I really loved the lighting of the place and wanted to figure out a good way to capture an interior like this. So far this is my best attempt at it. I will continue to try and to experiment in the future.

Rising of a Photographer

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Love getting up early in the morning. The air feels wonderful and there are more opportunties to explore without much distraction. I caught these while waiting to play tennis,  I found myself playing with various angles for various subjects. I always wanted to capture a tennis net and this time I did a good job. I’m always daring to explore and experiment without holding myself back. My mission was to capture the sun through various objects like the tennis net and a fence. 

I am doing my best to get up earlier and to go explore as well as walk for my health. It’s not too hard since there are so many good things that come out once I wake up before the sun. I just have to remind myself of that when I try to sleep in. 
Have a great day,

David