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 34 GPlus Project 52

Week 34 Portrait
Yurok Princess
The theme for this week was portrait, and was one I wasn't looking forward to. I generally don't do photos of people, so I had prepared to take a shot in portrait orientation. Turns out I was able to get both a portrait and in portrait orientation. This is a Yurok (Native American) princess and contestant in the 50th Annual Yurok Salmon Festival's Noo-rey-o-won-ee (beautiful girl inside and out) contest. She was unsure oh who to look at as there were more than a couple cameras pointed her way.

A little about how I processed this shot, as I feel it might throw some people off. In the original shot everything was in focus, which I felt competed with the girl who I wanted to be the focus of attention. Since my lens makes it hard to throw things out of focus with it's relatively slow f 3.5, and f 5.6 at this zoom, I loaded the photo in Topaz Labs Lens Effects. Lens Effects allows me to very specifically put what I want in focus and what I want out of focus, and I think it worked well with this shot.

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


Popular posts from this blog

The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Upgrading to a 4K Monitor

Running... Again?