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. 

Weekly Photo Projects, Week 2

Icy leaf, week 2
Week 2, theme winter
2 down, 50 to go. Huh, when you put it that way there's a long way to go. First up we have my shot for my group, +Weekly Photo Project 2013. This week our theme was winter/summer, depending on what hemisphere you were in.  There isn't really a winter in my area, certainly not the postcard peaceful looking snow scenes most people associate with winter, so I had to make due with frost. And I had to get up early to get the frost before the sun did it's job.

Week 2, self portrait
Me, in infrared

Over at +Project 52 B&W we had one of my least favorite themes, the self portrait. I like to be behind the lens, not in front of it. So while out shooting Pewetoll Island I thought I'd try something out. With some very strong sun coming in I put on my infrared lens filter. I had read that when used for portraits it makes skin glow. It did make my skin glow a little, but it also worked on the lenses of my polarized sunglasses, and made my very dark blue jacket look anything but. It was a neat experiment. You can see the progression of shots here.

Next week we have rules of thirds and frozen, and I already have ideas for both of them.

You can view my Weekly Photo Project album here.
My black & white project album here.


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