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. 

Horse of Thirds (Photocentric)

Picking up where I left off last week, today's post is another "reject" from my Google+ Project 52. Actually I think I like this shot aesthetically more than I liked the shot I chose. For starters I liked the subject more so than the bird from the submitted shot. I also liked the colors more. I did HDR this shot primarily to get more texture out of the horse's fur, but I don't feel it was overdone, though of course I realize I'm not in a position to judge that. I ended up not choosing this shot because I went with the more obvious example over this one, and I'm glad I did. Perusing some of the other entries for the theme I was left uncertain if some of them qualify.

This exercise was enlightening as I think I discovered that the EVF (electronic view finder) doesn't cover 100% of the taken picture. When I originally took this shot I had the horse's eye right on the intersection of the bottom horizontal third and the left third of the picture. But as the photo shows with my painted on grid I'm just a little off with the placement. Other elements lined up for the rule of thirds are the bottom horizontal line of the fence, and the horse's body. I particularly like the way the light plays with the horse's mane and tail giving it an almost golden look. And yes, this is the same horse from this post.

Horse of thirds, with grid

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