Day 101 – Kings/Penguin

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Took this shot a few years ago when I went out to have some pizza with my family. I liked how the building looking and how one business was called “Vampire Penguin”. Will have to edit this shot more but I do how tight the shot feels. I’m exploring emotions through photography and this makes me feel enclosed. Wanted to share a color photo for the first time in a while.

Got a lot of thinking done and have discovered the beginning of my path. All I need to do is to be disciplined and make the right choices for the future me. Been working out on that slowly but will pick up the pace and explore new options. Working to build a career that I will enjoy until the day I die or move on. I have been writing a lot more and envisioning the life that I want to have. Sacrifices have been made and I’m continuing to make some as well as getting rid of material things that I no longer need.

I’m a big King’s fan thus the title of this post is to mark today as the final game of the season for the Kings. It also marks the end of Jerry Reynolds, a long time Kings color commentator who has retired from the position after 20 years. Jerry was the GM for the Sacramento Monarchs, a GM for the Sacramento Kings, and even the head coach for a while. This man bleeds purple with his long time loyalty to this franchise which is rare for this era. Jerry has taught me about loyalty, how to conduct yourself as a professional and how to be yourself.

King for life. Chase your rings,

David

Passion is a business

No matter what your passion is, it’s apart of someone’s business. Eventually most of us want to make our passions apart of our work/business. The thing is sometimes money gets in the way. You may not produce the work you dont like because the client likes it or you’ll simply do work for money. 

Or you may just lose your passion after being fired, laid off, etc. We must ask ourselves why we started our work and what our passion truly means to us. We can’t allow anyone to take our passions away from us. 

I’m a big time basketball fan and d-league hopeful. Recently, my hometown team traded a superstar calibur player. He came back here to say goodbye and it was amazing to see the emotion he exposed as he choked on his words. The team used him as an escape goat for all their problems but he is not letting that ruin his passion for playing basketball nor for helping the people of this city. 

I’m sure he told himself it’s just how we do business. No matter the odds never lose your passion and keep charging on.

This photo was taken in downtown Sacramento at night. I was about to get in my car when I turned around to see this. I uploaded a black and white image but today I show it without editing. I wanted to capture the spirit of the team and the hotel that was showing the teams logo on its side. I love the lights on the top and all the colors that don’t seem to be overbearing. I’m trying to evolve as an artist and photographer. I will be attempting not to make all my images black and white. It will be a challenge but one I must take to improve.

Aim higher than the moon,

David