A friend that supports you at every step.
A teacher that teaches you in life.
A bond that keeps you together.
A buddy who is always there for you.
A person with warm heart.
Most importnatly a trip buddy.
Been through a lot with him. May Allah keep you safe and have success in your life.
Can you see it?
I was wandering around in the desert yesterday and spotted this great horned owl. I never would have noticed it had I not got to close to its perch, causing it to fly to another tree. I wonder how many times I've missed spotting these owls because they blend into the trees so well.
This was a male, perched in a tree near the nest, which the female was guarding. The nest was nearby in a hole on the side of a small cliff. I sat and waited patiently for an hour or so and listened to the owls talk to each other from nearby trees. Finally one of the owls flew up to the entrance of the nest with a rodent in its mouth. I stood up quickly to snap a photo and he spotted me and flew off. Dang!
I'll try again in the future and 🤞🏻.
Happy Friday!! A few weeks ago I posted on a book publication that i was supposed to be in. It didn't happen, and while I was a little bummed, i knew better things would be coming my way. And thus, this is officially the first published photo I have seen of mine in a book. My shot is the second from the top- it is a shot of Hot Springs, Arkansas from the tower that overlooks the city. We were out visiting my uncle who lives there during my brothers graduation from fire academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Hot Springs is a beautiful city with tons of history surrounding Al Capone, gambling, and bootlegging. There is a lot of beauty in Arkansas and is definitely worth a visit. The ironic part of this shot is that it was about 6 months into me shooting and was taken on my starter Nikon kit- my point to this is that you don't need a fancy camera to take technically sound photos and aesthetically appealing photos that are marketable. I still have not taken a photography class even though I have had some great mentors along the way (thanks to @never_summer_co
and @adhcreativesolutions ), have worked my ass off on taking as many photos as possible (I'm well over 15,000 now on my dslr), and I have spent ceaseless nights and weekends editing photos while exploring this beautiful planet. I have flown by the seam of my pants on so much in my photography business and I can already write a book on all the rejection, failures, and f*ck ups that I've had over the past few years. But in business and in life you can learn just as much, if not more, from the things that don't work as opposed to the things that do. Whatever you want in life you can get- you just need to develop strong habits and discipline, having a burning desire to achieve your goal, understand WHY you are pursuing something, push through pain and failures, and not give a sh*t about what anyone thinks or tells you is not possible. Don't let other people's self limiting beliefs and perceptions be projected onto you- I listen to them every week, I laugh them off, then have the inspiration to go prove people wrong. Chase your dreams like you did when you were a child that believed anything was possible!!
" Before Sunrise" (This is just a random flash fiction I made for the photo I captured)💕 A stranger walked along the shore; the cold wind failed to hinder her from walking as she devours a piece of bread as her breakfast.
Her dark pail was empty and it was too early to be filled, and she gazed upon the sunrise as if it was her old friend from home.
She stared at me for a moment, that I was busy taking pictures of the sun but she knew deep inside that I was capturing her story all at once.
She was running from my frame, but I did not stopped from taking pictures: because maybe she was sent by God for me to see a fading soul before sunrise.
3 of cubs being raised by a prolific cheetah mum in Mashatu Game Reserve. I'm told last year she raised 3 cubs to adulthood, this year looks like 4 are already nearing the stage to leave home and be on their own. This super mum brought down a wildebeest calf in searing midday sun to provide for her cubs. #Mashatu#photomashatu#AfricaGeoPhoto#ilovebw#natgeo#yourshot