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 14

Week 14: Night
A Dark and Stormy Night
This was quite literally a last minute shot for +Weekly Photo Project 2013. I hadn't an idea for our theme of Night, and the weather wasn't helping much. So, I looked outside the front door. From my G+ post:
"So there I was, sitting at my computer looking at all the #weeklyphotoproject2013   photos when it dawned on me, tonight is the last night I can take a night photo (and be on time). Well, the weather was one reason why it came down to this. So, there I was squatting on my front doorway stairs with a remote shutter release in one hand, an umbrella in the other and my camera hanging upside down from my tripod, which I didn't know it could do until today, so there's that. Everyone's been there before, right? No? Well, the neighbors tend to look at you strangely."
 That pretty much says it all. I did minimal work on the post processing side, some DeNoise-ing and a little brightening of the shadows.

Week 14: Transportation
Beauty and the Beast
For +Project52-2012 our theme was transportation, and I happen to run across this wonderful Jaguar D-Type with the beastly AC Cobra in the background. Both lust worthy cars for different reasons. Dad brought me up to appreciate classic cars, and the Jag D-Type is just about my favorite classic car out there. I played around with this image a lot. The color image wasn't that great to begin with, it was a really flat day out. On a mistake I took it into Lens Effects from Topaz Labs and applied the tilt-shift lens preset. It didn't do the usual "make big things look small" effect but did really play with the focus.

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


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