Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quality Over Quantity.

It seems to be a spreading epidemic.
Infiltrating our daily lives like a virus.
The need to do, have and see more.
We value quantity over quality.
It's rather sad to know this and still fall victim to it.

For the longest time I took this approach to my photography.
More must mean better right?
I couldn't have been more wrong.
It took me almost 2 years to shake the habit.
And now that I have my learning curve is taking off.

Where before I would rush a single shot to move on to the next one,
I now spend 10-15 minutes taking multiple shots of the same scene.
The difference it has made is astounding.
In 2 years I didn't see a single bit of growth.
And now in 4 months the quality of my images has shot straight up.

It's exciting to see this growth.
And it's now starting to spread into my daily life.
Its a very satisfying feeling to say the least.

From now on its all about quality.
Quantity is a thing of the past.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Break Down The Walls.

Did the Grouse Grind for the first time today.
I rolled into the parking lot at 6:50.
It was packed.
Apparently Chad, I'm not the only fucked-in-the-head person in Vancouver.
Suck it.

Hit the trail at precisely 7:00.
Stopped 3 times for less than 20 seconds up to the 1/4 mark.
From there I didn't stop again until the 3/4 mark.
I kept a pace that had me inhaling and exhaling for 3 seconds at a time.
So a very do-able pace.
Stopped 2 more times from 3/4 to the finish.
7:55 I walked off the trail.

Not bad considering I thought I was way more out of shape than that.
I passed more people than I was passed by.

It's all part of the process of me breaking down the walls that hold me back.

No more waiting for someone or something to find me.

Now I'm going after life.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

See The Light?

It's hell of a world we live in.
Anyone who says otherwise is a liar.
Or just incredibly dumb.

Life comes at you at 100 miles an hour.
And you need to have atleast some ability to make choices.
If you can't, you're lost.

Lost in the dust of the crowd ahead.
Lost in your own failures and broken dreams.
Simply lost.

At some point you need to take a stand.
Choose to believe in who you are, and what you stand for.
And know that no one can take that away from you.

The choice is yours alone.
To do what is right by you.

But you need to decide.