“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” - Rabindranath Tagore ☁️ ☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A lot of people ask me how to overcome fear and push through immensely difficult situations. It’s rarely ever a physical nature in itself that hinders the best alpinists and athletes in the world. The mind and body work simultaneously to coordinate the neurons of the autonomic nervous system, which is the primary mechanism in control during the flight-or-flight response. This is important to understand because the brain always wants to overthink a situation, or make it seem unreasonably difficult based on passed experiences. The autonomic nervous system though is built to work in sync with the motor side of your body (the physical movements). This basically means you have to “turn off” your mind during these times and let your being go into autopilot. It knows what to do, it’s not going to fail you, trust it. When you let your nervous system and your body work together, any fearful or difficult situation will end with “how in the world did I just accomplish that?!” It’s a learning curve that can take years of practice because it’s scary to turn the brain off and let your autopilot go to work, but often times it’s the only way to push through without inhibiting your success. This can be applied to all areas of your life. Begin to trust your nervous system, and with every new experience you have, the brain will let go with less resistance and the autopilot will turn on. Next thing you know, you’ve just accomplished something you thought 10 minutes ago was impossible. Cheers. #nevergiveup
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
-Mary Oliver, 1935-2019, poet, bride to amazement, dearly missed by her readers
who's ready for this blood moon (with the longest name i've ever heard in my life 🤷🏻♂️) coming up on sunday?
here's a shot from last january's super blue blood moon, shot from los angeles.
settings used for this shot are below 👇🏻
• @canonusa rebel t5i
• @canonusa ef 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 II
• shot at 280 mm
• iso 800
• f 5.7
• 1.3 secs
• @mefototripods a1350q1k aluminium roadtrip travel tripod
• location: los angeles, ca
Had a great couple of days shooting for @oztrail through the Wooroonooran National Park. The picturesque rainforest creeks were a welcome relief from the humid conditions under the canopy. Even got some time to shoot some waterfalls! 🤙
Spot the family floating on the lake! We are soooooo blessed to have this lake as family land! It’s tranquil and peaceful and our own slice of nature. We don’t live on it, my in-laws do, but we are blessed to spend a lot of time here. It’s been in the family for almost 100 years!