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. 

Twilight Falls

One from the archives today. I've wanted to visit the falls close by in the evening to make use of a longer shutter speed and a more smooth, silk look. Sadly this isn't that shot. It was taken later in the evening, but for some reason all of my 6+ second shots didn't get recorded. Not sure if it was user or equipment error (probably user) so I'll try again. This is a 5 shot HDR, with some slightly longer shutter speeds than ones taken during the day. I should probably just get a neutral density filter that would allow me longer shutter times when the light is a little too strong. I like what the HDR technique did to the water, turning it kind of ghostly. I actually used a tripod for this shot too. Sadly I hate this tripod and it is about as sturdy as a house of cards on a wobbly table. I think my dislike of this, and the weight and unwieldiness of my other one, has trained me to just "forget" the tripod in the car. 

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