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. 

Pewetoll Island From the Other Side

Pewetoll Island
Pewetoll Island and Trinidad Head
I'm glad I was able to capture the other side of Pewetoll Island at sunset. The light was hitting the island just right, but I was having a hard time capturing it. So I did what I often do and turned the auto-bracket option on and fired of 7 exposures. Then I quickly scampered off the rock that was soon going to be underwater.

I couldn't find a single exposure that I really liked so went to HDR them all. It worked out really nicely I think. But I didn't like the large amount of water that was originally showing at the bottom of the photo, and cropping it at 16x9 wasn't doing enough for me. So this is a 2.35x1 crop, or what is sometimes referred to as a cinema crop, since a lot of movies these days are coming out like this. I liked how it worked for this shot.

In the background and to the right is Trinidad Head, and to the left you can just make out some of the coastal houses that make up the town of Trinidad.


  1. I've never seen this side of this island before. Good to know. The place I would have put my house would have been in the Pacific. Another childhood dream bites the dust. Still it is a beautiful photo.


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