Running... Again?

  If you know me you know there was a time about 10 years ago or so where I was running. A lot. At least 5 days a week and at least 5 miles a run. I wasn’t training, I wasn’t preparing for a race or a marathon. I just found myself enjoying the time spent running. I wasn’t obsessed with numbers, but I kept track of them all and liked seeing improvements in time and distances. It was good physical health and mental health. Then I tweaked my knee. Not bad enough that I couldn’t walk on it, just a tweak that told me I needed to back off of running for a little bit. So I decided on 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks I aborted a run very early as the pain was still there. 2 weeks became 3, became a month, became 5 years. 

On The Fence

I'm hoping to take, and show, more photos this year. I'm not quite ready to commit to a picture a day type thing, but maybe a picture a week. That's a maybe, no guarantees.

This is a 3 shot HDR of my fence. +2, 0, -2 in the exposure value sense. Take with my SX10 using CHDK, so these are DNG files (Adobe's attempt at a universal RAW file type). I ran them through Photomatix Pro 4.0, then played with some filters from Topaz Labs in Topaz Adjust. And finally some finishing up in Aperture. Things I'm not happy about in this shot are the ghostly looking outline of the tree on the left. Will have to work some more on how to get rid of or tone down. The focus point was set to be on the branch bridging the fence, so the blurriness in the forefront of the picture is on purpose. Let me know what you think.


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