Faith in Yourself

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Blazing a new path in life through trial and error. Breaking old habits to glue together some better ones before I send myself to own personal hell. I don’t have faith in a higher power, I have faith in myself. I believe that I will win the fight against myself and soar in the skies once again as I did so as a child. I feel like I am on the right trail and will not look back no matter what kind of pain I am in for. I will fight and I will survive as I have the eye of the tiger ;p.

Have faith in yourself..you can do it,

David

121 Long Walk

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Captured this little guy while on a journey of my own. I don’t take a lot of shots of living creatures besides humans. I saw this snail moving in the street towards something. I will never know where it was going but it doesn’t matter.

I’m exploring new subjects everyday and seeing how I can capture them in an interesting way. It doesn’t always work out but sometimes it does. If I had a chance I would try to alter this shot move but tilting it or cutting out the blurred elements. However, I do like the part of the photo that’s blurred as it adds a human element to the shot that some of photos lack.

Still trying to figure things out, I’m doing my best to believe in the process.

Enjoy life and do what you must to do what you love,

David

107 – no Ippo

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Simple nature shot that I took on a 5 mile walk. I enjoyed taking this shot as it was a peaceful place. It was just a practice shot in a way. I see my mistake as the subject on the right stands out but my eye tends to go to the water. That could just be me, I don’t know.

Taking steps to a better life slowly, making some good decisions to better myself and the people around me. Pushed myself to jog quite a bit tkday, however, I haven’t been that productive today. That will change by the end of the time and I will be much more productive tomorrow. Nothing will stand in my way.

Live strong and step steadily,

David

D65 – Fake Hustle

DSC00265-01.jpegI realized that I am making a lot of changes in my life but I found that I was content. I can’t be content there is more to change and to do. I am creating more but it’s not enough to label it as truly productive. I’m still not giving it my 100% effort. Someone called me out on it and I have accepted that I have been lazy and a bit of a dreamer. I’m slowly changing, but I’m picking up the pace to make sure my changes will last until I have to change again for the better.

Gotta keep moving which is why I took this photo. You have to move on from the past, get away from the present and move to the future you want. Everyday counts, everything you do must not be in vain or a short term pleasure.

I’m moving and I swear on everything I love that I will have the future that I want.

Go with love,

David

D59 – Solid

IMG_20180225_125124-01.jpegGot to have a solid foundation before you out anything on top of it. I was exploring the areas around my stomping grounds and was thinking of concepts. I discovered how the shadows were hitting the cinder blocks and captured it from a different angle. I like how harsh the shadows are and the details in the blocks as they show you have you have to be tough to lay down the foundation you need. You just have to uncover what’s underneath the shadows to know where to build.

I am loving editing and photography more each time I go out and simply do those two things. I am working on my “10, 000” hours in a way. Not just with photography but with other ventures that I love while I work on my strengths and weaknesses.

Foundations,

David

Day 50 – Love: Make Yourself Uncomfortable

DSC00977-01Exploring myself and digging to the bare bones of what I am doing and why. Developing my reason why for doing these things is difficult but its a process. You have to get up and put you in a situation that makes you uncomfortable. You have to push yourself to the brink and do the same the next day over and over until it’s a habit. Afterwards, you move on and make something else a habit. You repeat this process while remembering your why and not shaking in the face of temptation.

The world will look dark and bleak but there is beauty in your struggle. You have to keep your head down and focus on improving. Be able to say no to temptation including to your friends and family. Stay focused on your goals every single day. Have your why engraved into your body so when your mind doesn’t want to do it you will do it anyway. Eventually your mind will have into your body and the two will have peace. It’s tough but if you want to change then do what must be done. This is what I had in mind when I chose this photo of mine.

Love the struggle,

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

D46 – Fail and Fail again

IMG_20180129_123848.jpgA truly challenging day mentally as I continue to reach deep down to discover the truths that only I can search for and find.

This photo came to fruition as I was walking on a path frequented by retirees and cyclists. No one got in my way nor bothered me as I took shots. I was working with angles and lines while thinking of new ways for me to capture them. I know I did a good job and I have proud of it. I will continue to improve but for now I need to get to the drawing board of life.

Have a good, fun, and safe night/day,

David

Day 43 – Start

DSC05295.jpg Had a great day realizing what weakness of mine that I needed to work on. At times I take things too seriously and can say some things in the wrong tone. Working to rid myself of that weakness and speak from an open and honest heart while not attacking anyone.

This photo is my attempt to explore interior architecture. I’ve taken a photo of this hall before but not at this angle. My goal was to show contrast, invoke an emotion, and to work with lines. I believe I accomplished all three to some degree. I do some things I may change the next time I capture this place.

Steadily, I am seeing an improvement in my photography and art in general. It’s an exciting thing to noice especially when you pour everything into your crafts.