Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Lancaster Parks web is on their official site -> HERE

 

If you would like to have an enlargement of photos I have taken, copy those from a blog or I might have the original full resolution pics.



Dogs are welcome at this park.. kept on a leash and cleaned up after em . ( A dedicated park for dogs HERE )

Google Map HERE   (If u have one good park pic, you can add it to the Google Map)



If you love Mt. P. too
You can join our park 
facebook group Here


Bunch of photos I have taken at Rising Park HERE 

Dont have an internet phone so usually get em posted by the next day, copy freely :)

I usually just see people once or might later but forget em.
If you use the tag #risingpark in any Instagram pics you post, I look there each day
Other pages on this blog --->

Who will share the dream of  an 
observation tower on Mt P HERE







Map managment just me
Mount Pleasant, Rising Park, Lancaster Ohio, photography, Fairfield county


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The Gift of Art

Thoughts


In the days of film, most people took very few pics unless it was a special event. Now the flood of photos devaluates their worth.
Kind of like being where the streets are made of gold... If it was everywhere, it would have no value.
How many photos will you take in your life time. How many will remain on your device. You will post em in social media for a day and they will vanish from the world for most.

What is art?
a) It can be anything .. no matter what it looks like, people will buy it just because who created it. It can sell for hundreds, millions but if you took it any place where no one knew who made it, they would not give $10 for it .. it would be piled in a closet. 
You can see such things on the Antiques art show. People taking stuff to see if it is worth anything.
Art has nothing to do with the piece it's self but the status of who made it.

b) Art can be things we find beauty in .. images that stir emotions in us .. 

c) Art can be images of things we love.. people, places, animals ..


Looking on Amazon, people sell their photos or paintings for a few dollars to a couple hundred thousand dollars.

Nostalgia .. Watching a TV program, (American restoration) people pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to have things with emotional connections .. restored.

Something about old or a emotional connection that brings great value to stuff :)


In 2010 I took up photography again. Mount Pleasant in Lancaster Ohio was where my photo safari captured the most images.
It was kind of like going to a movie but for a few minutes being able to interact with the players. It is a happy place of friends, families, pups and beautiful scenery... a place to get pets for your pup :)

Belonging to a could local FB groups, some of my photos are liked a lot. Of those who moved away from our turf, lots of them seem to really appreciate them ..
When I take pics of people I encourage them to copy them. Social media imagines are not great for enlargement, they are reduced in resolution.
Placed in their folders they will dissolve in a sea of pics.

Famous art.. prints
Once a piece of art becomes worth selling, they will make hundreds.. thousands of copies and sell the copies.

I have seen art exhibits being held at hotels... art you can buy for little or a great deal of money. Lots of that art may be of places you know nothing about. 

Selecting a place or thing you love to become your wall art work.
If you will put a good bit of money in the project, you would want it to be sharp and permanent 

If dust can land on it, the paint/ink can be scratched. 
* If it is printed on glass, it could break.  * Canvas, there are little lines ... * Metal ? * Vinyl ? Some of the media is super thin and would buckle if it were not mounted on a stiff backing.

How to create a durable master piece ... hmmmm I don't know how to do that.
Expensive prints 


From what I have looked at you can have enlargements made from $15 to about $150

If you have those who love our home turf, consider a gift of art.
If it will be a large print, you will need the original full resolution image.

Other than pics from Mt. P. lots of people like photos of the schools they went to.
What ever people love, a wall pic is a great idea I think.
A way to support your own home turf too :)


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Type Enlargement 
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ChromaLuxe panels  infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheeting

Metal Prints do not need frames or matting 

All Metal Prints are not created Equal:

 The   InkDoodle.  Very thin metal, horrible ink to print application

 
My favorite  Metal Mouth Prints
https://metalmouthprints.com/metal-prints/

20x30

$108
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Mount Pleasant, Rising Park, Lancaster Ohio, Photos, Maps

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Live Video

Promoting business in Fairfield County
Chamber of Commerce 
Lancaster Festival
Visit Fairfield County

I assume these are organizations to promote businesses in our community.
I have seen live web cams on beaches, in hotels, in museums and in different locations in cities.
I am not sure how many people those Mt Pleasant lights bring to our community but have thought about placing a live webcam on top of them. One pointed toward Mt. Pleasant and the other pointed to the west.
When ever things get 'normal' it would show events going on at the fair grounds and would capture sunsets.
I would guess a local provider would donate the free streaming service.
Businesses downtown could put up their own cams.

On facebook we have an events section. Here could be a live webcam events page where people could see events going on in real time.
Football games, graduations, karaoke night, church services, parades.. this facebook events page would show people what is going on.
Earthcam is one example 
https://www.earthcam.com/ 
The expense of a webcam and internet service to a business owner would be nothing.. best advertisement in the world.

If you know any business owners, ask em what they think about the idea.
Now with the virus stuff going on people could get an idea what is going on in public places with the mask issue n such.

Here is one in Troy Ohio

They have them in zoos where you can pick a particular camera to see chosen critters.

Wineries, Rock Mill how many places can you think could use a cam to bring visitors?
The cost to each business.. the camera and internet connection .





Mount Pleasant, Rising Park, Lancaster Ohio, Photos, Maps

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Outdoor Photography



Of all the stuff taught in schools never used, it would seem there would be a photography course.. seeing endless photos of blurred faces, poor color saturation, blurred faces .. ugh
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School Event pics under the Gazebo 

Under a gazebo or any shelter that has a roof but open so light comes through

Overcast .. pics wont be too bad .. but

If it is bright out when people are under a roof, the light behind em can ruin your pics
Any time the light behind people is brighter than the light falling on their face they are back lit.

1  At Rising Park
I see Soooo many pics of couples taken here in bright sun and their features are obscured.
All dressed up an event that only takes place a few times in their lives.
All their friends n family rave how beautiful.. yeah because they are loved.

2  At Rising Park
Ah ha some one knew about the magic of fill in flash.
I don't know about new phone camera flash units but most are not powerful as a dedicated digital camera flash.
Fill in means it will flash every time regardless of how light or dark it is.
The closer to people the greater effect the flash will have so you might need to go for a waist up shot to move in close.
Afternoon the sun is toward the tennis court.
Glasses can cause a reflection but having people with glasses to shift their head around a bit changes the angle the flash hits and you will get some good shots with out a reflection




3  I don't know where these guys are, just a point about light
The kids in front are well lit, the roof is not putting their faces in the shade. In back the eyes can not be seen.. poor color saturation and detail

4  Don't know where this pic was taken but
Overcast and the kids came out from under the roof where the faces are well exposed.
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Check the weather map
If you want to stand on top of Mt P with the city behind you, the best time is before 10 so you are not back lit or use fill in light

PHOTOS ON TOP ANY TIME OF THE DAY
If the sun is not shinning through.. cloudy, you can get good pics on Mt P with Lancaster in the background

SUNNY DAY PICS ON MT P
If you want to stand on Mt P with Lancaster in the background
*  Before 10 AM you are good
*  Midday the sun will cause harsh shadows, turn your back to the sun and have the photographer get close and use fill in flash

*  IF it is a bit warm out, the climb will make you a bit red and likely perspire. Walk up about an hour before and have a handkerchief to blot.

*  After noon back of peoples head toward the fairground, photograph on top with them, move in and use flash

*  After noon people facing the fairground, photographer with a powerful telephoto down on the fairgrounds shooting people on top.

STANDING UNDER TREES
*  Standing under trees, overcast is ok but if the sun is filtering through the trees there will be cobweb shadows on those you are taking pics of. Move em to solid shade.
When you take pics of groups in spotty shade some faces will be hard to see.

Maybe the photography club could create a short course of outdoor photography n students could do a short trip.
(Day selected by checking the weather forecast)

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Gazebo pics



How pics have I seen of people getting pics under the gazebo where their faces are hidden in the shadow.

The lights on your camera phones are not very powerful so you have to be close. Go after the waist to the top of the head.
The light will bring out their eyes and give the face good color saturation

Just try it on a sunny day, put some pals under the gazebo while they r n the shade, move in close and take one pic with and one pic with out fill n flash .. digital camera or phone  
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Sunsets



Almost any day of the year you can walk up n find couples, friends n families looking over our turf.
You can decrease the contrast a bit n make the sky orange but you must use flash
The effect that flash will have depends on distance. Move in and frame em from the waist up. Make sure the sun is peeking behind them.. they don't cover it. Move in and out a bit taking a couple shots. Pick the best n delete the rest :)  



Here I compared flash n no flash with these guys. When the light is brighter behind someone their face becomes kind of a silhouette.

These two pics were taken seconds apart. Flash makes the difference between muddy shots or great color saturation and sparkling eyes.
Think waist to the top of the head shot. You can adjust the effect of the flash by moving closer or further away.. with a new digital camera you can use your flash compensation.

Dealing with glare, sunglasses take em off, regular glasses have your person keep looking at the camera but moving their head up, down, right, left slightly n one of the pics should have no glare. 
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NIGHT PICS


You can get super nice shots from Mt P.


At fair time or after dark with the city lights, you can get great people pics, but you have to use your phone light or camera flash to make the magic work ...

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They painted numbers on the post, this spot is at post 32.
Standing at this location is a rock a little higher then the rest.
Having your people just on the other side of the rail you will have a downward view ... great shot



If it is overcast, tilt the camera down to avoid the sky and use flash

Remove hats.. hoods n if it is a bit windy place any long hair persons so their hair is not flying in the faces of their pals.

Get em to remove any sun glasses, if they have regular glasses have em move their heads n slightly different directions while looking at the camera
.. and USE FLASH


Some like to walk out toward the edge but just let em duck under the rail so they are just on the other side. Some of em r like chipmunks sitting on the edge.. keep em close to the rail.


Standing on my favorite spot it was afternoon n I turned their faces from the sun. Because the light behind them was brighter than the light falling on their faces their faces would have been in a bit of a shadow.
Having them move close I turned the flash all the way up n produced great color saturation n made their eyes sparkle.

Your phones use LEDs (I guess) so it is a constant light. The closer any light flash/led is the greater the effect.
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Light causes your eyes to close down a bit. If you are using a phone camera.. I guess it is not a flash.. so
But if you use a flash, it will do it's job before you have a chance to squint.

Glasses/reflective surfaces are a bit of a problem but you can get pretty good shots any way.

When people wear sun glasses ask em to put them on top of their head.
When you are at the park there will be other visitors near. Instead of trying to get a selfie with your pals, just ask someone to take.. 3 shots... one will be the best one :)
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WEATHER
Airport Lancaster Ohio 





AIR POLLUTION

ANEMOMETER measures wind speed. The cups catch the 
wind, turning a dial attached to the instrument. The dial 
shows the wind speed. 

BAROMETER measures air pressure. It tells you whether or 
not the pressure is rising or falling. A rising barometer means 
sunny and dry conditions, while a falling barometer means 
stormy and wet conditions. 

CLOUD CEILING 

CLOUD TYPE

COMPASS is a navigational instrument for finding 
directions.

DEW POINT

HEAT INDEX

HYGROMETER measures the water vapor content of air or 
the humidity. hygrometer WEATHER BALLOON measures 
weather conditions higher up in the atmosphere. weather-
balloon 

HUMIDITY

PYRANOMETER for measuring solar radiation. 

RAIN GAUGE measures the amount of rain that has fallen 
over a specific time period. 


SKY COVER
SLING PSYCHROMETER measures relative humidity, 
using the cooling effect of evaporation. Two thermometers 
are used in a sling psychrometer. Wet the cloth of one of the 
thermometers and swing the psychrometer around a few 
times. Water evaporates from the cloth, causing the 
temperatures on that thermometer to be lower than the other. 

SUN PATH https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/.../sunrise-sunset...

THERMOMETER measures the air temperature. Most 
thermometers are closed glass tubes containing liquids such 
as alcohol or mercury. When air around the tube heats the 
liquid, the liquid expands and moves up the tube. A scale 
then shows what the actual temperature is. 

VISIBILITY 

WEATHER MAPS indicate atmospheric conditions above a 
large portion of the Earth’s surface. Meteorologists use 
weather maps to forecast the weather. 

WEATHER SATELLITES are used to photograph and 
track large-scale air movements. Then meteorologists 
compile and analyze the data with the help of computers. 

WIND SPEED

WIND SOCK is a conical textile tube, which resembles a 
giant sock, designed to indicate wind direction and relative 
wind speed. 

WIND VANE is an instrument that determines the direction 
from which the wind is blowing.



So close a cool place to get pets for my Pup n pics on my photo safari's. As soon as I get home I share my photos on facebook.
Sony a65, 600mm Tamon and tripod (Oct 9, 2018)

There are dozens of Rising Park websites and facebook groups just like mine. My Google Map with a few of my favorites.

A few Others ... click on their photo links

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/risingpark/


https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/633649713493209/mt-pleasant-in-rising-park/


Rising Park on Google Maps



Rising Park offical facebook page


Mt Pleasant in Rising Park

Rising Park Paper Mill


Rising Park ...

etc.. hundreds of sites just like mine and thousands upon thousands of photos just like mine on social media.
Such a great place to photograph n get pets for your pups :)


Photo Ephemers

SUNRISE VIDEO @ MT. PLEASANT
Lancaster, Ohio

Photographers travel around the world and plan months ahead of time to capture special images that only happen at that place and that particular time.
Some times after great planning and expense the weather ruins it.
Seeing some of the great pics of FB pals, I am guessing they might be into capturing a sunrise coming up directly behind Mt. Pleasant.
To capture a sunrise you must be in a clearing with no obstetrical in front of the view.
The fairgrounds is perfect. My first two attempts were over by the fence (marked 1). Taking time lapse and video people walking in front and cars driving around added unwanted content.
Time lapse, you can pshop the stills but it is a lot of work.
I am guessing setting a tripod on the race track (yellow 2) on the inside rail so joggers would not get in the capture would work out.


There are a couple weeks in the spring to capture the sun coming up directly behind Mt. P. 


There is an app called photopills that some of you might know how to use but I don't have an internet camera so I use the desktop version
You might have an accurate prediction of the days and places to setup.

In October the sunrise will follow this path. Being retired I am always free (if I have the energy) but you guys are pups n have to work for a living.
An Intervalometer (for time lapse) can be bought for less than $50. Some cameras have them built in.




Places to set up a tripod where people n cars won't get in the view on the track inside next to the white rail.


There are sooooo many beautiful photos of sunsets but I have not seen any such sunrise images of the sun coming up behind Mt. P.
Maybe you live in a place where you can see the sunrise, you could hone your skills then if you get froggy take a shot of capturing a sunrise from the fairgrounds.

FB group for others who love Mt. Pleasant
https://www.facebook.com/groups/302659221096890/


Capturing a sunrise


There are endless beautiful photos and videos of sunsets on Mt. P. but no great sunrise images/videos.
Who will help the little red hen this year :)
 
With the virus thing gone on there might not be a problem if several were there at a distance as long as they did not get in the view of other's camera.

Oct 13th 2020 standing in one of these spots, the sun should appear directly behind Mt. P. and drift to the right coming up.

http://www.risingpark.com/2018/03/capturing-sunrise.html 

#risingpark

 
There are a couple weeks in the spring and in the fall that the sun will come up directly behind Mt. Pleasant if you are standing in the fairgrounds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ8Kj50_5q8

 
2020 I will try to capture a sunrise once more. In the last try a plane left a jet stream in front of it and then a cloud swallowed the sun.
 
The weather prediction. There is not supposed to be clouds but I wonder if they might make the sky more colorful

There is a light pole where the pin is so the tripods will need to be just in front.

Standing on Mt. P. the area in the parking lot is where I will set up. I would like to set another on the race track so no runners, cars could get in the shots, but only me n someone might take the tripod n camera.

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This is the sun setting from my photo on top of Mt. P. I used a telephoto to make it larger.

 

 

I was about a week early when taking this shot. You see the sun came up to the left instead of directly in the center.

*  Small apertures seem to give the star burst effect
 
*  Shooting manual focus, the camera will not continue to attempt to focus and eat the battery/
 
*  People/cars might get in the videos, but if you use time lapse they can be eliminated with a trick.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jaKH8Bfink 
 
  
Email I sent to an app guy
 
Oct 13th
Lancaster Ohio
39°43'30.6"N 82°35'42.2"W
39.725164, -82.595068

1 how long is it from the top of the sun first appears above the horizon till the bottom of the sun appears
 
2 To capture the sunrise, at what intervals should the camera take pics
Just a ball park guess
 
Stephen (Crookneck Apps)
Hi Buddy,
1) The sun is approximately 0.5 degrees in diameter. Given that day is 24 hours for ~360 degrees of rotation (more or less), then the time would be approximately (24 * 60 * 60) * (0.5/360) seconds = 120s. Of course, that assumes the sun moves only upwards from the horizon and ignores the effect of refraction (which changes as the sun rises), but it's a close enough rough number.

2) That would all depend on what you were trying to accomplish. Are you looking to do a time-lapse series? Or just get one great shot? If a series, do you want to the sun to overlap? Or do you want a visible gap between each image of the sun?
Assuming a time lapse series, I'd say just shoot every 15 seconds and composite the results in post production as you want them. I should say I've never done that myself in any rigorous way, so others may have better advice.


Time Lapse

Using time lapse for a photo shoot.
Time lapse is known for capturing star trails, squeezing a long period of time into a short clip and such things
BUT

I thought of another great application

If your camera does not have a built in timer (intervalometer)
You can buy one to work with your brand of camera. 

Here they are on Amazon 
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I wanted to go to town but goofed off too long, so I did a little demo in the yard.
Delay  Long Intvl N Sound (music note) on this model.

Each field has these times to set
Hr Min Sec
00    00    00


*  Delay is how long you want the timer to wait till it starts taking pics
.. I set it at 15 secs to allow myself time to get in the frame
00 00 15

*  Long is ONLY for time exposures
.. 00 00 00

*  Intvl is how long you want it to wait between shots.
.. 00 00 20 This allowed me to move around to get in a different pose and try to get Kookie in position.

* N  number of shots
.. 11, I set the gadget to take 11 pics

* Sound off

I plugged it into my camera (forgot to adjust the settings but wanted to get it done)

I turned my camera to a 2 second timer (because on timer you get an audio warning and know it is ready to take a pic )

Every 20 seconds the meter would click the shutter which started the 2 sec timer.. just wanted that so I could hear when it was about to take a photo



Had a movie camera on a tripod that took a video of the camera with the timer on a tripod.. so you could get the idea.

In an actual photo shoot you might have a list of poses ready to get into for the next shot.
Pics bad.. had the camera set for a unique lighting but you can get the idea.

Each of these photos were taken automatically while the model (ugh me n Kookie) squirmed around.. but if you wanna do a photo shoot of yourself or with pals.. this is a super cool method.











IF you were using a timer on your camera you would have to keep going back and forth but with this setup, you just have to be in the frame with your chosen background and your photographer (time lapse camera) will take as many as you chose.. just letting others see the ones you like.

When people wanna do pics, I tell em go search google images for poses. If they captured poses they wanted on their phones they could look at the phones for a pose, after it was taken, scroll to the next pose and be ready for the next shot.. a lot easier than figuring a pose in a matter of seconds.. 

I am not into phone cameras but they do make time lapse apps for phone cameras, you would just have to put your phone on a tripod :)
I hoped to get some hams make the demo.. :)

If I can find some local 'models' to do a well planned demo.. well :)