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. 


I like panoramic shots in theory. Not having a super wide angle lens (or tasked with capturing a large scene) a panormic shot can be one way to capture it. If you're not familiar, a panoramic shot is combining 2 or more shots in a set order to make 1 large photo. For my camera I have a setting to help with making sure I'm not missing anything. I start from the left take a shot, rotate to the right and match up the details from the last shot on the right edge with the left edge of the new shot I'm composing. Then I feed the shots to a software application which stitches the shots together. It's really a pretty siimple process, but one I constantly forget to employ while out shooting.

My issue with panoramics is more about how they get displayed. Such a large shot is constrained within such small monitors and TVs. I think, when I shoot a shot worth it, I'll display it as a 3 part canvas shot. I've always liked the look of those on a wall. But, something you can't do with a printed panoramic is being able to explore the picture. Sites like show huge photos of a city and the viewer can zoom in and see the wonderful detail available. There are even specialized tripod heads that are computerized and will take pictures in such a fashion to get the most detail out of a scene.

Today's photo is a 5 shot pano shot again in Humboldt. I suggest clicking on the photo and seeing the full size photo.


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