Hidden World – Faroe Islands

We all have our daily problems and crisis that are going on inside our heads. Over the years, I have found that it is really crucial that I stop for a second, take a deep breath and evaluate how important are all these so called problems. To what scale am I making it worst by feeding them constantly with destructive thoughts. How many times have you gone through this pattern of worrying and imagining the worst of a situation simply to realize afterwards that it wasn’t so bad. Unfortunately, It is easier to find something to be miserable about…much easier than to find something to be happy for. We owe it to the thousands of people that are presently on their death beds to enjoy life to the fullest…I am pretty sure they would do anything at this moment to only worry about what we so-call our “problems”. Hopefully we can all realize that before our turn comes. Maybe I am going to the extreme a little here but think about it for a sec… Like most previous problems, crisis or things that aggravated us in the past.. they all came and left with no critical consequences. We wasted all that precious time worrying or being angry for absolutely nothing. So, really, how important are your problems today?
*this message is directed at Mr. Patrick Di Fruscia  If I needed to remind myself of this today, I am pretty sure someone else did too.

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Karine de Chantal - January 25, 2014 - 11:42 pm

Ce soir je m’apitoyais sur mon sort et je vois ce que tu as fait et tes écrits. Merci de me ramener à l’essentiel!

Martin Morais - January 26, 2014 - 8:57 am

Merci beaucoup de partager tes magnifiques photos qui nous font ressentir tout l’amour que tu portes à la nature et aussi le sens profond d’être là dans l’instant présent ! “La notion d’éternité passe par l’instant présent, plus ont vie intensément et plus nous la ressentons cette intemporalité, c’est ce qui nous rend heureux :-) Il faut remercier d’y avoir accès en pensant à tous ceux qui souffrent au même moment.” Martin Morais – La photographie est l’art de capter cet instant présent :-)

Stay Strong & Live with Passion – Motivational Video – Iceland – Faroe Islands – Canada

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Charles Goddard - January 6, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Great work….

Richard Booth - January 6, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Wow. Very nice work. And, your message is spot on. Keep it going and thanks.

Richard

Jean-Guy St-Pierre - January 6, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Awesome work my friend!!!

Rickey Valdes - January 7, 2014 - 4:17 am

Simply breathtaking , I love your work!!!!!

KingsImages - January 7, 2014 - 10:04 am

Excellent work as usual!!

Matthew Bourada - January 10, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Pat that was incredible! Thank you for sharing and interpreting your experiences and dreams. Really got to me my friend. Keep up the good work!!

Don Ruhl - January 25, 2014 - 5:03 pm

That was spectacular, although the shot of the tree with the bad needles and the tropical shots seemed out of sync with the grand landscape photos of cold places. I thought about how short the video was, which certainly did not do justice to the amount of time and effort that went into making such a wonderful video.

Live Before You Die – Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

You learn to love to live
You fight and you forgive
You learn what’s wrong and right
I made mistakes I caught some breaks
But I got not regrets
There’s some things I don’t remember
But one thing I don’t forget
You gotta live before you die – Bon Jovi

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For All Eternity – Faroe Islands

I have received many messages from photographers who are getting discouraged with their passion and this, mainly because of social medias and the lack of interaction they get from people. Here is roughly the answer I gave to a friend recently. Hoping this might also help those who do not feel like reaching out to someone for advice but are going through the exact same thing.

Please don’t quit my friend unless you are doing it for the wrong reasons..If doing landscape photography makes you feel alive, makes you forget about time and helps you see the beauty around you, then you owe it to yourself to keep shooting. Don’t do it for the praises, don’t judge your work according to the amount of likes you get on Facebook. Do it for the memorable experiences it brings you and make sure you appreciate every single moment. The minute you forget about why you started doing this in the first place and try to please others, is the minute when you will start hating what you do. Your passion will turn into work and you really don’t want this.

What will you remember the most on your death bed? The amount of likes you got on Facebook or how fortunate you were to see and experience all these incredible places? Always keep in mind that social medias can be really awesome to meet great people & promote your work but also very destructive when you start comparing yourself to others or start giving it more attention than it truly deserves.. Believe me when I say that people mostly share only the good parts of their lives but rarely the bad. Everyone’s life looks so good that it could bring you down at times and this is a feeling I have had more than once. You have to leave all this aside and come back to the core of it all. What made you fall in love with photography in the first place? I am sure that your answer is exactly like mine..”The unexplainable feeling of inner peace it procures”. Every time I am by myself and see spectacular places or the true beauty of mother nature..I always stop for a moment and think…all this beauty is unveiling before my eyes only for me to witness, I am the only person in the whole world who actually sees this and this is truly a GIFT no one will ever take away from me.

Keep doing what you love, keep pushing hard and always try to better yourself and all the rest will come by itself. That is a promise my friend. 

- I really understand the feeling these people are going through. One small reason why I needed to take a break for so long was because of the overwhelming self-inflicted pressure I would constantly put on myself. It really felt good to let go of everything without feeling guilty about it. I just made sure to keep that little flame alive inside of me ready to ignite when the time was right. And the time is Now!!!

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Francois Photography - November 26, 2013 - 3:02 am

We missed you Patrick. Love your work. Looking forward to see whatever you produce.

Enrique F. Ferrá - November 27, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Great photo and wise words Patrick. It is important not to lose focus of what is really important in life.

Anonymous - November 28, 2013 - 4:49 am

Your work is breathtaking! I was just flipping through photographer’s sites and when I saw your first photograph, I actually gasped and just stared, unable to move. Grand Canyon with snow dusted trees. Your words above apply to any passion, whether it be photography or school teacher or anything. Very wise and very well conveyed. I look forward to discovering more about your work. Thank you for sharing a part of your soul with us.

Hanging By A Moment – Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Here is a shot taken from my trip in Iceland. I think, It’s about time I start releasing these. Definitely a place I want to go back soon. You can spend months in this beautiful country and barely scratched the surface of what it has to offer…Definitely a true paradise for any nature lover. Thanks again to Súsanna Rós Westlund for all the help she gave us on this memorable trip. Tech Spec: Canon 5D MK II – Nikon 14-24 Lens with adaptor. ND Grad 0.9 Formatt Hitech Filters

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