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. 

Water Stripes

Stripes on Water
Water Stripes
I've been sitting on this photo now for awhile. When I shot this I was looking for something else for one of my weekly theme projects but when I saw this I didn't want to ignore it because I was looking for something else. When shooting the shot my original intention was that it should be converted to black and white to better emphasize the striping in the water, which I hadn't really seen before quite like this. I wasn't happy with the black and white versions that I did, so as kind of a last resort I just began desaturating the photo. Between the very blue sky and blue water the photo just had too much blue so desaturating helped deal with that. It also cut down on the distracting surrounding hills. Though I found the darker greens got too dark so I lightened them up just a bit.


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