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. 

Guardian of the Fleet

Large rock protecting fishing fleet
Guardian of the Fleet
This is a shot I've been working on for awhile. Both behind the camera and in front of the computer. The odd shaped rock has always drawn my eye, and the fishing and crabbing boats behind it make for an interesting scene. Going through my library I found a lot attempts of doing something with, but none that really worked out. This was shot back in January! of this year, and had been forgotten fairly quickly, unfortunately. I'm glad I've been going through the archive to clean things up and found it again.

The photo, not an HDR, was taken during Golden Hour, which makes for some great colors in the sky and some nice natural highlighting for the rock and some boats. I did remove a boat from the right side using Snap Heal Pro which is AMAZING for removing things and filling the space. I don't own a Photoshop version with the Content Aware Fill feature. Then it was just a matter of taking it through my +Topaz Labs plugins after getting exposure and white balance set in Aperture.


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