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. 

Week 3 GPlus Project 52

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Of the list of themes for the Google+ 52 Project, this week's was not expected to be difficult. Rule of thirds was the "theme", if you can call that a theme, and it's easy enough to show it, but I was having a hard time getting a shot off that I liked.

If you're not familiar, the rule of thirds is a composition tool that helps make shots a little more interesting. Most cameras have this tool built in on their view finders:
Courtesy Digital Photography School
And all you do is place your subject, or lines to correspond with a box or intersection that is NOT in the middle. Check out this article on Digital Photography School for a little more in-depth look at this very simple composition rule. This is probably the easiest, and cheapest way to upgrade your shooting, and one that I'm still trying to work on.

So the shot I ended up using I chose because it's so obvious. The bird's eye is right on the intersection and your eye is instantly drawn to the bird. It's not really my favorite shot, but it easily shows the theme.

You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.


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