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 4 GPlus Project 52

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Four weeks in, and so far so good. This week's theme was "up", which was badly timed with the weather we had this past week: hard rain. I knew what I wanted to do for the shot, but wasn't sure how it was going to come out in practice. As the rain kept coming down I was beginning to start coming up with plan B, an inside shot. But I was drawing blanks for a site that had an interesting ceiling or interior for an "up" shot. Thankfully Saturday saw an opening in the weather long enough to get this shot. Technically this is three shots, as it's an HDR.

I decided to HDR the shot to get more detail of the texture of the tree bark. After bringing it back from Photomatix I thought I'd see what Silver Effex Pro would do to the shot, and I instantly liked it. I'm not sure if simplifying a simple image was the way to go, but I liked it.

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


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