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. 

Foggy Valley

Fof in the Valley
Fog Filled Valley
An early morning trip that involved a driving up and through some mountains rewarded me with some great views of fog flowing over the hills and mountains and filling up a valley. This is the eastern end of the valley. I wish I had taken the time to setup the tripod and snap off a panorma of this valley because it was pretty incredible to see, and the couple shots I have of this really don't do it justice. In terms of processing this shot the tool that I find myself constantly amazed with is Clarity by +Topaz Labs. It really brought out the ridges of the mountains and some shape to the fog.

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