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 10 GPlus Project 52

This week our theme was depth of field, the measurement that determines what in a photo is in focus and what is not in focus. There are several factors that determine this, but probably the biggest one is the aperture setting, or controlling how much light enters the sensor. The larger the hole the smaller the f number. So on my lens, 3.5f is the largest aperture setting, with 22f being the smallest. In most cases a large aperture will only keep in focus those things that are closest to it, blurring the background and the smallest aperture setting tends to keep the most if not all of a scene in focus. This is probably over simplifying things, but is enough to get the gist of things.
Getting depth of field to be noticeable on my SX10 was difficult, mainly because of its small sensor, so when I got this shot with relative ease I just decided to use it as my submission. With the GF2 now at my disposal getting shots like this is almost too easy and afterwards I took shots I was happier with. I titled the shot "Spring is coming" as opposed to the Stark's motto of winter is coming. If you don't know the reference, I'm sorry.

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


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