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 14 GPlus Project 52

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The theme for week 14 was night. It would have been helpful if I had looked at the list more carefully as I had taken photos for next week's theme Easter. I only realized my mistake Sunday afternoon as I was looking at what other participants were submitting, so I only had Sunday night (photos are due Monday 8pm) to take a shot. And of course Sunday night was a rainy night. So using a Ziplock freezer bag with a whole cut out for the lens I made a quick rain bag.

With not a whole lot of timing I just went outside and took 20 long exposure shots. While getting the shots I discovered that a smaller aperture setting (larger f stop) caused the light flare on the street lamp. I decided to go black and white on this to minimize the distractions, and because I originally had envisioned a gritty scene, but with all the darkness it didn't really play out.

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


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