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. 

A Quick Trip up the Oregon Coast

Foggy Oregon rock.
Took a quick trip up to the Oregon coast. I had certain places to check off my photography list in mind for this trip, but the weather just wouldn't cooperate. Normally a little fog wouldn't deter me, but the main thing I wanted to shoot wasn't just in fog it was invisible in the fog. My best shot of my main attraction was a barely discernible outline in the fog. So this is the runner up shot, much closer to shore and I happen to catch it with a little less fog. It's one of many giant "natural bridge" like rock formations in Harris Beach State Park.

Same Rock, with a little action
I am curious how that opening came to be, and I'm sure it makes for some great photos with bigger waves crashing through. This dinky wave was all I could get. And apparently I wasn't the only one not impressed.

Brown Pelican, not impressed
This guy was maybe the most impressive, and drew quite the crowd to photograph him. I wanted to get closer, which I thought I could do, but since there was a big crowd I didn't want to be the guy that scares him off. So an aggressive crop will have to do.

Bonus Shot

With my Moto X I use Google+ to backup all of my photos that it takes. I end up taking shots with the Moto X for quick shares and to use in assigning location information to the shots taken with my G3. The nice thing about using the Auto Backup feature in Google+ is it will sometimes gift you with edited shots, or Auto Awesome shots, if you have shots that fit the criteria.

I'm not going to say that this is an edit I would have done myself, but it does give a nice dreamy feel to it, and made for a quick share that I didn't have to do anything get.


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