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. 

Waving in the New Year

Waving in the New Year
Driftwood and Wave
And now you all know why I'm not a comedian. I like the idea of taking wave photos, but in practice I'm rarely ever happy with the shots. I feel a wave has little in the way of context unless you do a burst of photos showing it grow in intensity. I also feel a wave shot needs some sort of an anchor, and I felt like this piece of driftwood did a good job of providing that anchor. As for the technical details this was shot with my new G3, at 28mm, f5.6, ISO 160, Shutter 1/1000.

I don't like doing resolutions for the New Year. I feel we're all pressured to make some big resolution that really isn't doable, and when we inevitably fail them 2 weeks/months later we don't try for the rest of the year. But, I do have some goals for this blog. I want to expand the content so it's not just photography. With that said, I want to make sure I follow through with my two photo projects, +Weekly Photo Project 2013 (of which I'm a curator for) and +Project 52 B&W . Those shots I think will be merged into one posting on Mondays. And I want to continue my Thursday shot that are separate from those.

2012 was really a year of growth for this blog. Whether I look at Blogger's own stats, or Google Analytics' far more conservative (and probably accurate) stats, I've seen considerable growth as far as the readership is concerned. I hope to continue to grow that. Thanks for being a part of that growth.

So if you've made it this far with the blog, thanks for coming back and reading, and I wish you a happy and productive 2013!


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