The first quarter is over and what a great three months it has been! I think March may have been some of the best picture running thus far. With the change of seasons, adding a new lens to my kit, and opening up The Picture Runner Etsy shop, March was the month of change.
On the running side, I ran 50.73 miles. That last 5.42 mile run on Monday really bumped up my total compared to January and February (although, February is a short month). So I’m closing out the first quarter with 133.65 miles – that’s nearly the distance from my house to Kansas City!
As for pictures, I think there were a lot of great ones this month. Here are most of them in no particular order:
And I really wanted to do the normal end of month voting thing and do another giveaway, but it’s not good timing for me. There are so many other, non-picture running demands this week that I can’t dedicate time to it all. Hopefully, things will quiet down and I’ll be able to do a mid-month giveaway in April.
So since we aren’t going to vote, I got to choose the album cover for the first time. From the 16 pictures above, I narrowed it down to my 8 favorites:
Each of these have aspects that I really like and are ones that I could imagine hanging on my wall. I was really torn between the pear blossoms and the bluebird, but I decided on the bluebird in the end. This was kind of a tricky shot, but it worked out. The composition is good; the bird is in focus; and the colors are accurate. Sometimes with the telephoto, it is hard to get a crisp image of such a small object, but it worked out in this photo.
So now Mr. Bluebird is on the March Album cover in the Gallery. I used the cropped version for the cover. I want to get that version printed for myself. I have a wooden frame I think would be perfect for him.
I hope you all enjoyed the pictures for this month as much as I did. If you have any suggestions, critiques, ideas for next month, please comment below or send me a message. I’m always brainstorming ways to make this blog better and more enjoyable for my audience. Thank you for the encouragement these last few months. It continues to be a fun and exciting journey.
Even though we aren’t voting, I’d love to hear what was your favorite for this month. Would you have picked Mr. Bluebird too?