OR...a wonderful and wet representation of how NOT to take photos! Yep, I think that's what we should call it.
I was all poised to do a Where I Run blogpost today and link it with Running Escapades Where I Run Linkup. Dallas passed on running, which was the perfect opportunity for me to do my 4 mile circle that I do in my town. Then it poured. No problem! I'm not new to running in the rain, I love it, so I threw my phone in a plastic baggie and headed out. I was actually really excited b/c it is SO beautiful outside in the rain. I put Pandora on a nature/instrumental station and it was such a fantastic run!
As for Where I run? Ah, well, not so much. I thought I could capture the beauty, peacefulness, and exhilaration of my run in the rain, but what you will get is a blurry, foggy, wet mess of shots. I had a good laugh when I got home and looked at my "beautiful run photos". LOL! I'll post them just for fun, but you are not allowed to judge my photography from this...or my run for that matter!
First mile I run up around the lake at the park. It's lovely. No, really!
Hill that leads up to the graveyard. Yep, looks like a muddy mess...but it wasn't, that's just my fantastic rainy-photog skillz. Don't hate me for taking such awesome shots. ;)
When running in the rain, I feel invincible! I actually laughed out loud a couple times when it started coming down really hard. Glad there aren't any people out other than me because they might just think I'm completely MAD, running down the street in the rain, LAUGHING out loud!
Photos of myself during such bliss don't even remotely capture how I feel, just the huge mess the rain is making of me.
Graveyard was beautiful and peaceful this morning. You would never know it from my picture though.
Oh the beautiful tree lined sidewalk! (note my dripping sarcasm please) It really is a nice place to run, shaded when the sun is out...if you can see anything through the BLUR!
Home at last and I pulled the phone out of the soaked plastic baggie. 4 miles perfectly when I hit my driveway.
Ok, so let's face it, there's just no capturing a rainy run properly. It's something you just have to GO DO and then you will know how fabulous it is!
This had me questioning a few things about the Princess Half, however.
It could rain and obviously, I love rain, so I wouldn't mind but let's assume it does not rain. I won't have to contend with a plastic baggie, but I have serious doubts about my phone taking any photos that are up to my standards. Obviously I cannot run with my DSLR, but I need to find a middle ground.
When not in the rain, my phone takes ok shots, BUT, it's hard to handle/manuver and I'm concerned that the CM's will have trouble working it when I try to pass it off to them. I'm thinking I need to borrow a point and shoot or find a cheap one (which undoubtedly will also NOT take shots that I find pleasing to the eye) What's a girl to do?!?! I'm afraid being a runner and a photographer don't mix that well!
If you have run the Princess, what did you carry? Just your phone? A Point & Shoot? What kind?