It was the first and less serious ankle injury. At the time the heat stroke was the bigger concern, and I at least had the chance to scare the drill instructors as bad as ever they did me. Six weeks later I rejoined another class, and three weeks after than I sprained it again, and by the time I rejoined another class after another 15 weeks nearly everybody I'd started with that time had graduated.
This Spring has been a bit less life changing, but I've renewed my interest in photography. I really loved it in high school and drifted away for budgetary reasons and more for the dysfunctional bias I had that art was not a serious pursuit. Digital photography has now matured to the point where good quality gear for nice images is within my range. I have a Flickr account, which I've divided into two collections. The first is Friends and Family for vacations, gatherings and such.
The other collection is Projects which has my aritistic work. Right now I'm trying out things with Photoshop and eventually will be upgrading to a new version and some addons, so most of the items here are things on which I'm experimenting with post-processing. There will be more I hope, including images which are untouched except for cropping, in topic or essay groupings. Here is an example of one of the images using several of the post processing options.
This is not my favorite from this set, however it is as this resolution. My favorite is this black and white version.
I'd appreciate comments/suggestions here or on the Flickr site. If, like I fear, you tell me to give it up, I'll ignore you.