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 16 GPlus Project 52

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This shot is from the first batch of post apocalypse photos. The Photo Purge of 2012. I think I need a name, or some kind of different date format for photos pre and post purge. Following the loss I had little desire to shoot, or even pick up my camera, which is itself kind of odd. I caught myself wishing this had happened before I got the GF2 as I'd just let photography drop off. The timing would have been great; no photos and no working camera. I mentioned this to a friend of mine, and he of course pointed out what was probably obvious to him but I couldn't see it, I was grieving. Yeah, I knew I was mad that I'd lost five years worth of photos, but to be sad about it? Knowing myself I knew if I didn't get back to shooting I might not do it again for a long while. So, here we go. Photo One post Photo Purge of 2012.

This week's theme was technology. I considered shooting my computer or desk, but I'd already done that, and it seemed too easy and too obvious. So I went with something that was cutting technology for it's time. And to complete the effect of old fashioned technology I wanted to use top of line current technology to replicate the photo imagery technology of the past also. I'm sure there's something ironic about using a highly technologically advanced digital camera and digital photography workflow to replicate the top of the line photography process of the 1800's.

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


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