Hughlining has always been something I’ve wanted to get decent at. Seems like such a test of the will. I’ve always been on the edge of everything I do. For most of my life I always had big ups and bigger downs, always pushing myself to the brink of exhaustion from working so hard or the edge of laziness from spending all of my time watching movies playing video games or hanging with my friends. It’s only been recently that I’ve managed to actually find a decently balanced middle ground. I love people and I love work. They tug at me equally as hard. Sometimes I’m content to be totally alone for a week or two just working, but then I want some friends in my life and they’re both ok. I’ve been pondering a lot the idea that we can’t have everything. Because I am a dreamer and work a ton, I tend to just expect that I can do everything and I’ve been really fighting that urge. I think life is better lived when you accept your faults and go all in on your strengths and allow yourself time to rest when needed. At least that’s how I see it for myself. Kinda like the man on the high line in this picture, it takes tons of practice, and incredible balancing skills to walk the line, so it is with life, practice, and balancing skills. Live on 🤙
After another cycle of the Moon, I would now have another opportunity to photograph the Milky Way in Gerês, Portugal. The place chosen would have a little more light pollution than the previous ones, but since light pollution is not the only factor, the landscape itself has a huge importance and I wanted to explore this area. It was a great day, with enough clouds to shoot the sunset and later on I had a clear sky for astrophotography. The photo was taken a few meters south of the Vale do Alto Homem in an area of meadows. In this photo you can see three planets: Mars to the left, Saturn in the galactic center and in the lower right corner you can see Jupiter.
Total exposure to the night sky: 475s consisting of 19 frames at 25s f / 2.8 ISO6400 (stacked)
Total exposure to terrain: 831s consisting of 5 frames with an average of 165s to f / 4 ISO6400 (stacked) "The Rise"
Der Bärenfelsen ist eines der Wahrzeichen Nordsardiniens. Durch die Verwitterungen entstehen unterschiedlichste Formen und Gestalten in dem Granit. Das Gelände um das Capo d‘orso ist leider nicht mehr zugänglich, daher bleibt nur dieser schöne Blick auf die Küste aus dem Inneren des Bären 😉#pixvontrix
"Water of life"
Un luogo incantato nascosto tra le valli dell'Alta Savoia
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Something I was realizing recently is that once you really get to know yourself. And find out who you are. The bad and good events in life, affect you less. I am no perfect human, and I’ve done things I am not proud of. At some point I have felt as though I did something that would extremely negatively affect someone else. It turns out it didn’t. Which was a bit calming. However it got me thinking about what I just mentioned. The highs and lows in life will always be there, so if you can find out where you fit in on the grand spectrum of life and be happy and content with who you are, those ups and downs will be not only much easier to handle, but significantly more satisfying. When you have a good base, a solid foundation of who you are, the storms of life will be much more weather-able.
My dearest friend Kelly and her boyfriend Alex, two of my best friends, are leaving for a few months to go on a grand adventure. I will miss them dearly ❤️ •
It’s been quite the day today. For the last week I have been very alone, just creating and working and exploring and it’s been fantastic. However, because I am working so much, I have a side of me that begins to come out and take over that questions the value of people in my life. It’s been a life long debate with myself as to where friends fit in to my busy work filled life. Then over this weekend I reconnected with a few people I hadn’t seen in forever and had some great discussions with people I know so very well. I am filled with immense joy that there are people in my life that I’ve grown so close with. It’s always been something I’ve been jealous of, especially growing up, I never had experienced having friends who cared about me and I cared about them back. I feel so filled with life when I am around the people I care about and it’s without a doubt that, without people in my life, there would be much less joy. Been working hard, playing hard, and resting hard. This post goes out to the goobers in my life, love ya ❤️🤙