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. 

The Nail That Sticks Out... (Photocentric)

... gets hammered down" or so the Japanese proverb says. I'm not going to get into what the meaning of this is on society, but it was the first thing that came to mind when looking at this shot. Though technically it doesn't fit, as there are no other nails in the shot.

At first I thought this shot might be a throw away; a lot of colorful elements distracting from the subject of the photo, but with such a simple subject sometimes less is more. Played around in Silver Efex to get the right tone for the black and white conversion, and I'm pretty pleased with the shot.

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