Today I was doing my first 10k of the year, I started running in 2014 and ideally in 2015 I would like to
- raise £500 for Kleine Levin Syndrome – the condition my son has
- run a 10k in under an hour
- run the Great South Run
Today was my first running event of 2015 – my personal best for 2015 and I completed it in 1:02:58 -it was not an easy course, I was 15 seconds slower than my last 10k … but I timed it myself… it was on undulating gravel, lots of puddles, a delayed start but all the same I did it … and that is amazing considering prior to 2014 – I could not run at all.
So today’s photos are running related and still with the nifty 50. This is my post run lunch – made by one of my teen’s – “B” – it tasted amazing… the photo is not so good job, but it was a quick grab shot before I ate it 🙂
F8 , 15 sec Iso 1600 – this really is not very sharp, the iso is too high, and the light was to the side and not really bright enough… better prepartion really could have improved this.
Iso 400, F2.5 1/30 sec – taken in much better light, with the focus on the medals – my hubby and I won this morning, with the running numbers deliberately faded behind by using a wide aperture to take advantage of the depth of field…
An important lesson
My last photo for the today was is actually the first photo that was taken today – a selfie – of my husband and I at the start of our first 10k in 2015 … It is an iphone photo of us at the start line … it shows the crowds that were there, and I am delighted we were able to be there too … but it really does highlight that a builder’s phone is a builder’s phone, and although he may have a great case on it – there are times really when you should make sure you clean the lens…
It is impossible to rescue a photo this foggy … when the fog is dust – so lesson for today – make sure your lens is clean 🙂