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. 

Drops of Winter, Rejected (Photocentric)

So my Thursday posts might be home to what I call my reject photos from the Google Plus 52 Project. These won't necessarily bad photos, but photos that I didn't feel worked for the current theme. Last week's theme was winter, and before I got to shooting I had a couple ideas for it. My favorite idea required a hard frost overnight, then taking some macro shots. Well the weather didn't exactly cooperate, so I was on to plan B. This shot was plan B, water droplets on an evergreen tree. I rejected the photo because it didn't really convey winter to me. It seemed too warm.

I like the shot, though. The faint spider webs, the large drops, and the detail of the green was kind of neat to me. In fact when framing the shot I didn't even notice the webs, or the drops that were on them, so that was kind of neat to see when I was going over them. I did a little processing work on this in Adjust, primarily some detail sharpening, and the border. I'm not sure how I feel about borders. I like them on black and white shots, but I'm undecided on color shots. Plus they play havoc with the copyright watermark. Since I haven't decided on their continued use I've not gone about trying to make it work better with the watermark.

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