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. 

A Plane, Rejected (Photocentric)

Back to to a rejected photo from my 52 week project over on Google+. It's another HDR shot, but I went extreme and took 9 exposures (2/3, 11/3, 2, 3) though in looking at it I don't think that many were necessary. The lighting was pretty even and things were either in shadow (wheels and such) or they were in evenly lit sunlight. In fact the plane itself looks pretty much the same from regular exposure to this HDR final. What did change were the clouds, which was what I was really wanting to get. The HDR'd clouds seem to pop, giving them some texture and presence that was lacking in the regular exposures.

I don't dislike the shot, but the tarp over the cockpit of the plane kind of ruined it for me. It's understandable due to the rain recently, but it just didn't work for me. Sadly I couldn't get shots of some of the other planes on the field due to silly regulations about non-staff wondering aimlessly around on a runway with spinning propellors.

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  1. Hi!
    Didn't find your email so writing my comment-mail here. I have also Panasonic GF2 camera but unfortunately I am not so much satisfied with it of course it is better than nothing. I have few questions to you regarding this camera as I found that your pictures much brighter and more sharp. I Would like to ask whit kind of lenses and filters you are using for landscape photography.



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