Running... Again?

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  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. 

Contrasting Hills

Black & White Hills
Contrasting Hills

This is a shot on my photo bucket list; rolling hills of grass leading into a more forested area. The shot screamed to be converted to black and white, so I obliged. I think the shot worked out pretty well in the end. In terms of processing I first used Topaz Labs InFocus to sharpen up the photo before going into DeNoise to get rid of the large amounts of noise in the blue sky. I wish I knew what the cause of that was. Then converted the image in Black & White Effects, doing only some basic contrast adjustments there knowing I'd go to the new Clarity for more directed contrast adjustments. The finished it off with a light Detail pass.

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