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. 

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Cape Blanco, OR
Cape Blanco Lighthouse at Cape Blanco, OR
If you've noticed I have a thing for photographing lighthouses. This is a little farther up the hill from my earlier post and is pretty simple, as lighthouses go. It has a great view of Cape Blanco. A year after taking this set of shots and I'm a little disappointed in my framing. All of my shots of this lighthouse make it look like it's on a grassy hill that could either be on the coast or 10 miles inland. This shot at least has a sliver of the cove in the background.

If you're interested in my views on Blogger's mobile app, it's this; it's serviceable. Not exactly high praise. My main issue with the app is not having any say on where the photo is located within the post. I like the photo to be up at the top, but when posting from the mobile app the photo is at the bottom. It looks like on the front page that won't be an issue, but I usually do a page break after my first paragraph which will make things a little problematic. The other issue I'm seeing on my tablet is not being able to use the Location feature. It won't pick my current location, and I can't select a location. And, it has to be said, the app is ugly. Definitely a function over form, but it doesn't follow Google's own Material Design language.

Related to this, my issue has been how to get the photos I want to use into the blog. It used to be that I could have Lightroom upload to Picasa (with a plugin), which at the time, was the backend of Google+ Photos (not to be confused with Google Photos). I haven't really messed around with that yet, but looks like I can use Google Drive to do this. I hope.


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