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. 

Vaillancourt Fountain

Vaillancourt Fountain HDR
HDR Fountains
In Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco there's a fountain that has always caught my eye. As a kid all I could think about was climbing it. Now, older and more mature, all I can think about is climbing it. Apparently Bono of U2 did just that in 1987.

The shot itself was taken in the late afternoon light. It is a seven shot HDR and I even made use of my tripod for this. Looking at the composition now I wish I hadn't cut off tree tops. In fact a number of shots taken that day suffer from cutoff trees or buildings. I need to be more aware of the whole frame and not just the main subject in it. Processed in Photomatix then finished in Topaz Labs plug-ins.


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