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. 

The Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge
Just another bridge
I have a number of shots of the Golden Gate from different vantage points and different processing techniques. Today's shot is a single image that I worked on for awhile to get it to pop a little. The morning was dull and grey, and the photo was just as dull and grey. I didn't want to do anything drastic like masking out the grey clouds for a sunnier, bluer, less cloudy sky (though I did try, and it looked horrible), but I wanted there to be something in the sky. Working with contrast and the excellent Topaz Clarity, I was able to get something out of the clouds. I sharpened, saturated, and brightened the bridge to get it to pop a little more. All in all I like the finished version here.


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