Posts Tagged ‘williams’

First Look Photo: Another Angle

April 12, 2017

The Portland Headlight is the most photographed in the world.  The challenge of the headlight is to take a different shot.  This week I went to Fort Williams before the sun rise.  I found this view with a tree that I found pleasant.

PHL with Tree

Photo Friday: Favorites of 2015

January 1, 2016

For today, I decided to post my favorite photographs of 2015.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.IMG_0884I just love this squirrel

PHL with flowersI took this one on my birthday, in July.  The flowers add a nice color element.

star 3I have always wanted to do star photography, and this being one of my first attempts, I will always love it.

Photo Friday: Birthday at a landmark.

July 10, 2015

Last week was my birthday, and I was enjoying it at Fort Williams; the home of the Portland Headlight.  This is one of my favorite locations to shoot because it’s a true historical landmark, which was commissioned by George Washington, and the fact that it’s only a couple of miles from my home.

This site is so famous, and beautiful, that words pale in comparison, so I will just post the pictures.  I hope you enjoy them.

PHL from cliff walk

PHL with flags

PHL with flowers

Controlling Fear

October 23, 2014

One of the things that always stopped me from success is the fear of what could happen; it’s not about what is, it’s about what if. Many of us try to live two steps ahead of the present, imagining only the bad things that can happen; “What if I try to climb a mountain, and fall hundreds of feet to my death.” “What if I can’t handle my new job, and I lose it.” “What if I walk across the street, and get hit by a bus.” While these fears may be in the realm of possible, they haven’t happened yet, and you can avoid them with the proper precautions.
When you let fear stop you from doing something, you are limiting yourself to a life of safety and mediocrity. You are not giving yourself a chance of living up to your full potential, and the best opportunities of your life are passing you by. Susan Jeffers wrote a wonderful book called, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway”. We all have fear, but if we want to live, we need to act on our dreams in spite of fear; don’t let the fear of tomorrow stop us from living today.
Out of all the books, and audio programs, I’ve been studying; I have never found one reference to getting rid of fear. Fear is a part of us all and spending time trying to get rid of fear only wastes our time and energy. Instead of letting fear stop us, we need to learn how to control fear, and put it in its proper place.
As with all things, fear has a positive side, as well as a negative one. The negative fear will petrify us, and leave us unable to proceed on our journey. Positive fear, once mastered, can warn us of impending trouble, and motivate us to learn what we need to proceed safely through the trouble spots. How can we keep fear from stopping us? There are three things I know that can help you master your fear.
Keep your dreams, and desires, strong. The best method I have heard of is to write down the desire, and read it every day, while allowing yourself to feel the same enthusiasm you felt when you first had that desire.
Be persistent. In every journey to success, you are going to have good times, you are going to have bad times, and you will even have times where you seem to be going backwards. The one trick successful people use is to keep moving, and don’t let anything stand in your way.
Follow your intuition. This one is a little more tricky, but with practice, you can learn to use your intuition as a guide to your dreams. Out of all three, this is the part fear will attack the most because it’s both very important to success, and it’s the most subtle of the methods. To illustrate the power of following your intuition, I will give you a recent example, and I’ll try to keep it brief. Cory Williams, from California, recently decided to move to Alaska, with his girlfriend. On one particular day the two decided to go on a drive, just to explore. They decided to drive down one road to see where it would take them. He found a sign that gave them a choice of right, or left, to two different lakes. He took the left road, found a semi-frozen lake, and thought it would be fun to skip a rock across, which produced a surprising sound. He recorded it, and his excitement, put it on YouTube, and the video went viral.
As the example shows, Cory’s intuition gave him several impulses, that he followed and they moved him further in his journey than being afraid of moving away from California could have ever moved him. As your intuition gives you the necessary impulses, your fear will make itself heard telling you things like your ideas are stupid, or that you aren’t good enough, or you can’t afford what you want. The best way to train yourself to follow your intuition is to use what fear tells you as a reason to do it. Don’t give fear the upper hand.
Fear is a part of all our lives. If you don’t want it to stop you from reaching your dreams, the key is to learn how to control it, instead of it controlling you.
Allen

An eventful week!!!

June 16, 2012

The previous week has held some good events.  You already saw the two videos of the events, but I didn’t show my favorite photographs taken during these events.  The first of these events was the Youtube meetup with Cory Williams, and Kathleen Elliot of Katersoneseven.

These are my favorites from that meetup.

Now, the other event was the old port festival, and these are my favorites from that.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

New Video: The Projected Twin, SMP Films, Katers17 Tour

June 7, 2012

In case you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been on much, lately, this is the reason.  I’ve been preparing to go meet Cory Williams; the first person I subscribed to on YouTube.    He is extremely entertaining, and he is an inspiration to a lot of people.

 

Day 8: Look at me now

January 1, 2012

Look at me now

 

I’m here in the present

To show you the past,

I was built for service

I was built to last.

 

I’m just a shell now

A skeleton of stone,

Look at me now,

See what I’ve become.

 

This is why we learn

To view our history,

To learn from our past

And stop the decay

Until the very last.