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. 

Just Another Sunset

Sunset and clouds
Just another sunset
What is it about sunsets that keep us coming back for more? Usually we don't give them a second thought most days. They happen every day and yet most of us don't go every day to see one. But when we do see one, and it's a good one, it's plastered on our Facebooks, Twitters, Instagrams, etc. as if it was a once in a lifetime event. I suppose in a way it's true, sunsets are always unique. So here I present another sunset. As a photographer I know why I keep coming back for sunset shots; the colors, the contrast and the feel.

For this shot I was out originally trying to shoot something else that is behind and lower to the ground when looking at this shot. I happened to look up and saw the cotton candy like clouds and the rays coming through the clouds that I had to quickly re-adjust my camera and tripod to capture it before the sun set. This is not an HDR shot, but a single RAW image that got massaged through Aperture, Topaz Labs' Denoise, Adjust, and Detail. It took a couple tries to get the look I wanted. Like all of my photos this one looks better if you go full screen on your browser and then click on the photo. Thanks for looking.


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