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. 

First Pano (Photocentric)

For the most part the GF2 feature wise is a minimum step up over the old Canon. One area though that I find it lacking in is in the ease of tacking panoramic photos. The Canon has a shooting setting where after taking the first photo it would show the right edge of the previous shot photo so you could line up the next shot. This aided in making sure you didn't miss areas. The GF2 has no such setting. In a segment of cameras where the competition has a cool sweep panorama (press the shutter and slowly sweep across the scene) I find the lack of a panorama function to be annoying.

Shooting a panorama is obviously not impossible; try to frame shots with a marker on the edge to help line up the set shot. And of course USE A TRIPOD. Photoshop Elements 8, which came with my extremely useful Wacom Bamboo tablet, did an excellent job of piecing together the 5 shots. This is a shot of Trinidad Bay.

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