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 4

Week 4: Up
A Redwood Cathedral
Week 4's theme for my +Weekly Photo Project 2013 was UP. Had I been a little more thorough in looking through the themes for this year I might have tried harder to get rid of this one. Oh, and next week's also. This was a shot that I almost immediately wrote off after taking it. And to be honest it's still not a favorite of mine, but with the sunlight hitting the way it was it turned out not bad. If nothing else it was better than what I shot last year!

Week 4: Camera
The G3, in action
For the black and white group I was scratching my head fro the get go. The theme was camera, and after letting it stew for most of the week this is what I got; my mirrorless camera shooting a mirror for it's own reflection. It seemed kind of wrong, but it worked out. To me it feels like a let down from last weeks shot, which I liked a lot, but hopefully next week will be better.

I should probably mention that this group has some odd rules, or guidelines. There was a lot of fuss before the project even started about what counted as a black & white shot, then there was the request that we not post before the Friday due dates, how there shouldn't be any color in a shot. It just goes on and on. Basically, for a project that was labeled to be "laid back" it's beginning to feel like anything but. So every week I've tried to do something against the rules; posting early, cross posting a photo to two separate projects (last week), and this week bringing back some color. I think next week I'll tone my image to see what kind of response I get.

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


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