Just wanted to post & say hello 👋 ☺
We live in a world where everything is captured. Whether it is on video or picture. There is no right or wrong with one’s capture or interpretation. We may not see the likes, comments, and accolades of the piece today, but someday – either 20 or 30 years, or even way after when we are gone, it will be analyzed and admired. Enjoy capturing moments & sharing with all social media platforms. What I tell myself & try my hardest to abide, “Take it, Admire it, Share it, & Forget it. Next!” Looking over how many likes or if it hits the trend list.. Pshhh Leave it! The amount of time I waste on checking my like meter, I could have been gazing at nature, reading a physical book, admiring other photographs & watching inspiring films.
Hope this made you smile ☺
We live in a world where everything is captured. Whether it is on video or picture. There is no right or wrong with one's capture or interpretation. We may not see the likes, comments, and accolades of the piece today, but someday – either 20 or 30 years, or even way after when we are gone, it will be analyzed and admired. Enjoy capturing moments & sharing with all social media platforms. What I tell myself & try my hardest to abide, "Take it, Admire it, Share it, & Forget it. Next!" Looking over how many likes or if it hits the trend list.. Pshhh Leave it! The amount of time I waste on checking my like meter, I could have been gazing at nature, reading a physical book, admiring other photographs & watching inspiring films. Hope this made you smile ☺
https://www.instagram.com/p/Be5fKmbhPyB/ on my instagram
I often get tempted to disable Twitter, instagram, and Snapchat. And just keep this, my website blog. I find myself spending way too much time on social media. My life doesn’t depend on them. I’ve given up on trying to be an influencer on these platforms. In essence, it’s not really me. Deep inside, I yearn for long walks around the city taking pictures, reading from a physical book, and being productive in my daily routines. Yes, I do get that itch, to take out my phone & escape through other people’s posts. And before I know it, an hour have passed by. An hour where I could have cleaned and organized, read and learn something new, watched a documentary, and spent time with family and pets. I’m already 38 years old, I don’t want to spend the remainder of my life devoted to social media.
Bonus * Watch my instagram LIVE on Replay. Hope you enjoy it. ☺️ http://www.instagram.com/TimmyDavidNYC
After days recuperating, I am glad to be out and about taking photos.
We often reflect on life when we experience tragedy. Sometimes it’s when we attend funeral. We promise ourselves to live every day to the fullest. Though, human nature, we forget and gravitate back to negativity. Individuals who spend all day venting what’s wrong with their lives or someone else’s. Yes, reality isn’t all bright and colorful. We go through days where it’s impossible to maintain that happiness and positive outlook. Yesterday, I watched Yvonne Dowlen’s story on YouTube. “I guess some people can direct their lives, but I kind of just let mine happen,”
Jul 5, 1925 – May 2, 2016
I always remember her at skating competitions, she maintained a low profile. She loved figure skating. Yvonne kept her life simple, she did what she loved.
I’m sure, we all have spent precious time with our elders. They offer us wisdom. Some tend to say, well they lived through a different era. What we went through and are experiencing emotionally, they’ve been there. We can always gather perspective to reflect on the present and the future. I hope this post make you smile and be inspired. Don’t be easy to react on negativity. Let them. Look out after yourself first. Your mental health and well being. As much as it’s tempting to put them in their place, spend it on laughter & kindness.
Ever since I was 8 yrs old, I’ve fallen in love with the Art of taking photos. I took pride capturing moments. Oh the days of buying film & carefully placing it inside the camera. Keeping an eye on that meter, being picky with what I capture. Click * then adjust to the next film with my thumb. That sound and feeling when there’s no more film. The waiting game of getting your pictures developed. Then that moment comes when you get that envelope, you tear open that sticky paper, reliving the pictures and moments in order it was taken. Carefully not smudging it with your fingerprint. Cringing at photos I shouldn’t have captured. After seeing the last glossy picture, “Eh…. Next time” I then arrange it to my photo album book. I’ve always felt 50/50 with what I created. Fast forward to 2005 when I got my Sanyo flip phone, it had a built in camera. It was a great feeling, having a camera and phone all in one. I then would own a Palm, Blackberry, iPhone, then finally my trusty Samsung Android device. I’ve gone through all the Galaxy Notes, now my s8. I’ve also used Cannon, as I needed for zooming. These past couple of years I have volunteered at festivals & parade, to test myself. I bought a professional Cannon & shot on Auto. It was a great learning experience. Rookie me – taking over 5K photos for my first event, the Cherry Blossom Festival & Parade in DC. After selecting & editing, I produced 300 memorable photos. I then continued to document several more. DC Memorial Day Parade & Pride. I learned a lot & value the experience. But I decided not to pursue it as my livelihood. I’ll just keep it as a hobby. There are thousands of photographers today capturing moments with high caliber cameras, taking helicopter rides, using drones, & venturing untouched places. Me, I’m happiest with my #mobilephotography excursions.
Thanks for reading 📱❤️📸
Staying motivated is a struggle for many. I often make a deal to myself, “Just go, get on that elliptical & treadmill for 5 minutes, and if I really am not feeling it, then leave.” I end up continuing my routine.
At this point in my life, I need to be consistent on staying fit. Not to parade around shirtless, but to reduce my need using the inhaler. I’ve never had asthma growing up. It just sprung out of nowhere during my 30’s. Doctors diagnosed me with, “exercise induced asthma” 😑 I hate it. Currently I’m 170 pounds. When I get down to my normal weight, 140 lbs, I’m ok. I use my inhaler less. It’s really hellish being overweight. Whenever I tie my shoe laces, my chest begins to feel heavy, and I get shortness of breath.. Odd & Scary.
I got hit by this damn flu 🤧🤒 after the New Year, now I’m 98% better. I’m looking forward to starting my regimen this weekend.