The end of the 2021 pics. I started another for 2022 .. if me n Kookie makes another year https://mtp-2022.blogspot.com/
All pics for 2021 HERE copy freely
I saw these guys scattered about and asked for a pic of all of them together.. I took several. If you compare these with pics with the sky in the background, much better
When I have no victims ... err I mean subjects I practice lighting on Kookie
Took this one n thought about the sky but it was so drab... One good thing, they told me I had taken their pics before.. that makes it easier ... #risingpark
Before going to the park Sunday, a guy brought two bikes I bought from him on Market Place.. super nice, his & hers bikes.. guess I will have to teach Kookie to ride.
(Just wanted one, but I got two for the price of one)
Most people from Mt P, I only see once and talk to for a couple minutes.. but a very few, I see more than once. This elf n her gang brings stuff on Christmas.. Don't give a hoot about the stuff, just like to know the elf's came to visit for a couple minutes.
I met em on Mt P many moons ago and have been connected since.
I took one banana out of the gift basket to get a pic with Kookie.. gonna share the rest with someone .
I have to take the plunge to buy another camera I guess.. some of these were ok but when pointing toward the sky, fuzzy wuzzy
Photoshop rescued a couple of em but...
Tonight the sky was bland n a bit of sun flare.. but a pic of 3 pals on Mt P :)
This one the sky a bit better when I took it. The only problem reflection in the glasses that I removed.
Worked on the reflections with this one, but a good pic the day after Christmas on Mt P.
The sky was super bland when I did this one and trying to compensate for the sky the exposure was not great... so I cropped em out and pasted em in a pic of the sky I took later changing the exposure compensation
Cold didn't think anyone would come up so I practiced on Kookie.
I did get to take a pic of these guys before leaving, I turned around n got a candid of em going down the hill. Guess I need to buy another camera maybe it is just sun flare.
Didn't finish my workout.. figured a trip up the trail would do more for me n I was gonna do a Kroger.. forgot to get my pills, an excuse to go back another day.. Sunday looks promising.
These were the first guys I saw n were froggy when I asked em for a pic .. got to take several with their camera too.
With fill in flash such great color saturation n their eyes sparkled in the close up shots.
At a distance with the sun behind em.. kind of fuzzy, cropped the background n did 'art' stuff in the other #risingpark
I told em about using fill in flash in the day time and did a pic with n with out flash .. Pointed a bit to the right to reduce sun flare.. kind of ok.
I knew the sun flare would be a problem, just posting these in case they wanna keep em. Maybe the ones I took with their camera is better.. I might goof off with pshop with one of em later
Got some pets n in Kroger she was having a conversation with some girl
Before leaving I took one last pic of Kookie :)
Sun nice n orange, most of the drab colors out of the frame.. two pups soaking in the view
Thought the sun flare would be worse.. but I'll bet this pic will be a keeper if these guys find it :)
This pup a bit shy n I had to take a few to get this one. People come here to our magic place so often n I like to save the memory
I know this Puppy, he comes up here lots and makes his human take selfies with him (his arm is too short) 😉
So far away tiny in the frame so not much detail.. paint shop makes em come out by contrast.
I will delete this one, just putting them together so people can see what I am talking about, don't in case they pay attention to me when I am talking at em.
My good sony broke so I bought a Canon... ugh I took it back today, but it was a good excuse to get some pics n maybe some pets for Kookie.
The Sony a65 was discontinued but I bought one sold as new.. thought I was tricked so I sent it back... should have kept it. Maybe it is an omen my picture taking days are near an end 😏
We missed the sunset but the sky was great, cold n no one there till I walked over to the end n saw these guys.
I took 3 pics and something wrong in all of em.. so I swapped heads from one to make this one :)
I didn't think I would get to capture anyone with their pup tonight, but just as we were going down I saw these guys n asked em for a pic
Turned out I had taking their photo before. Wish I could remember .. sometimes if I take their pic once they might not be too froggy another time.
Sometimes I am asked why I take pics here.... hmmm in a nutshell, think about all the people you encounter during a week.. how long .. how many. Cept when I buy stuff I encounter no one.. but here we can see people for a few minutes and if lucky, Kookie will get to attack someone who loves pups.
I tell this story so many times, I pasted the long version here :
Pics are not as sharp, but these tell the story of friends, families n pups who come to stand on our magic mountain
Had to take Kookie for her shot n went to Mt. P.
Cold but I saw a girl coming down the trail and as I was leaving she was coming up the trail... hmmmm :)
One guy on top that I got a pic of..hard to get his pup because Kookie's distraction.
I wrote Kookie's name in our 'first snow'
First park dwellers we ran into wanted to give Kookie some pets. Said they just came up from Florida and of course Mount Pleasant is one of the places people wanna share with friends n family.
When I got close to the top of the trail, I saw 3 girls goofing off n took a pic of all of em together with their camera.
No flash vs fill in flash.
I saw these guys n was gonna capture a candid pic but just missed it... Then I took a couple kind of far so I cropped it here.
If you r into yoga, I met these girls n they have classes on Mt P. You can join their group. lmtpyoga.blogspot.com