Posts tagged: life
I forgot that yesterday April 8th one year ago was when I had landed in Kandahar Afghanistan. Glad I’m not there, but at the same time miss being there.
Amazes me each day especially when I go to a store or somewhere among other folks how little I have in common with people and how very different our views of life are. And it just screams by body language, how they dress, what they talk about etc. I guess my life has reverted back to a very simplistic view of what matters and what doesn’t and others well they can speak for themselves, but we are very different in that aspect.
Amazing how so many people value things that really have no true value at all, and don’t value the things that are most important. How our society rolls now a days and what were taught.
First off I want to say that this is not my work, but the work of someone else. I greatly admire this video, the simplicity of it and yet the passion that is shown for what one loves to do is remarkable.
I myself like motorcycling, and it’s been 14 months since I have been on a ride to the mountains. Ironic it is winter as I have returned, the bike needs work before it hits the street once again. But for me this video holds more value than just motorcycling. It’s the hope of the future, of better things to come, living life and most of all enjoying life, and loving life and all those people and things who make it up.
That’s how I see it, living and loving life while we can and are able to, because it’s never a promise that will will live to be that nice old age and say we saw years come and go and watched as things changed. So enjoy life now never later, because later may never come.
When I first got my Canon 60D I had bought it because I wanted to start filming with a DSLR. I did find that there is a lot of testing the camera out as I didn’t know much about DSLR settings and how everything is a factor. This is just clips put together into a video during the summer in 2011 all shot in the Richmond area.
FF to 2013 I am more than behind in video and photography as I spent all of 2012 deployed. But things happen and you just always have never quit and give up on what you want and things you love about life. I expect this year for me will be a very nice year, a year of change, reflection, and new outlook on life all of which should translate into a unique style of photo and video as time goes on.
In 2 hours and 10 minutes I start the final month plus a few days in Jan of my time here in Afghanistan. Then I get to start heading home.
Range time. Because shooting is a perishable skill and it’s not something you want to be fucking around with if and when you need it.
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I left and it was winter back home in Richmond. When I return it will be the same time of year of the same month just a year later, winter. Winter does bother me, the cold doesn’t either other than making my joints ache. I think it’s a good thing that I return during this time of year, when things are slower, and life isn’t trying to race by in a flash. I had a taste of home not long about for 2 weeks out of the entire year, and it’s going to be different. I can see myself just anywhere once I’m home as things just fly around me at breakneck speed. I just observe and think about things I need to do and living life. I see life in a totally different way now, and life is something that is taken for granted greatly by pretty much everyone. But I have at least realized it’s not that complex, it’s actually pretty simple, just being happy and making it while being happy, and doing what you love to do not doing something because you think you don’t have a choice in the matter, because there is a choice always is unless you just lock that door on yourself and leave no option.
Well the world didn’t end 2012 is here, and at least for me it begins a new year of new and different things and also many hardships. But it’s how it goes, and is part of the lifestyle I chose.
Ah the 90’s gotta love that Decade for the music that was produced. I can clearly remember being at a skating ring when I was like 9 or 10 listening and skating to this which would of been 17 or 18 years ago.
Every time I make a new video I am always marveling at myself over it. I am amazed how far I have come just this year, and I think of where I will be and what I will be doing in the future. Only getting better.