Friday, March 25, 2022

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 Lancaster Parks web is on their official site -> HERE 

If I took your photo in Rising Park / Mount Pleasant it might take a day till I get them posted.

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 . 

Google Map HERE  

If you love Mt. P. too
You can join our park 
facebook group 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
Key words, Mount Pleasant, Rising Park, Lancaster Ohio, photography, Fairfield county, dogs fairfield county, sunsets


Mt P Enlargements

Creating your own wall art,

Walmart glossy 8x12 photo  <> Walmart Frames, these frames look ok but might need a drop of glue in the corners to secure them Assembly instructions.

 I used the 12x18 size. Large enough .. there is one by Kookie on the wall.

It is not a size you can have done the same day. I had mine done at Walmart and I was able to walk in and pick up that size frame (in stock) 

Pics with frames cost me about $16 together the last time. 

Of course I have spent lots of trips and hours to capture and select ones that I would use. Other than the pics I dabbled with photoshop to make them unique.

Don't know how soon the rest will arrive but I added one of my old cards with my two pups on it, signed it on back and glued a bit of Kookie's fur. 

In the last years I have been on Mt. Pleasant with out a camera but have never been there with one of my photo assistant pups with me.

If I remember I will take some in town when I go to the park, if you want to create your own you can use my pshop images or I can look for the untouched originals. 
If I have taken your pic I might be able to find it. If you want to use mine, okey dokey 😋


Growing up there were some people I thought were cool.. football players, doctors n firemen I suppose. 
Ansel Adams n Norman Rockwell later.
The thought that pops up is Rockwell in front of a canvas painting pics of animals and people.
There are such 'artist' who have their subjects pose for a looooong time (trying not to move)
But Norman Rockwell used a camera, had a dark room and assistants to create his works.
From those photos he worked on much of the 'paintings' we see.

I have only had two photo assistants. They would wag their tails and introcuce me to visitors I could ask to photograph.
When I came home to my studio, my brushes consisted of digital imaging software.
As for the content of my images, Mount Pleasant is like that Rockwell used for his inspiration. Endearing scenes that pass quickly but are captured to be visited and shared again,


In the years I have made the trip I have seen lots of stuff. On one day I took the big telephoto in, the whole top was saturated with these guys. There were buses and cars loaded with them.

.. Thinking of some day each year locals would come n hang out with their pals.

If all the park visitors I have taken pics of were standing on top.. hmmm. 


Locals visit a lot but for those who have to drive a bit, it is not likely they will run into each other.

The thought being .. just wonder if a bunch of you came at the same time.. Kind of like a 'flash dance'.




Some might not be froggy n want to walk up the trail, but the park below is a great place for picnics, volley ball, croquet, softball .. 

If the clouds are being nice, you can capture a beautiful sunset.

Planning what you r gonna do in the future hmmm, you never know what you might be doing.

If you would like to have a reminder the week before you can join this facebook group.


Where are they now?
I see lots of pics of a group of friends in their school days with the thought it might be the last time they will ever be in one spot together.

Taking pics on Mt Pleasant a couple times I have seen a batch of old friends coming there to meet n thought, They r not likely to meet at school again, not all go to a religious place, not all go to bars.. but if they are in our area a lot of them have came to Mount Pleasant together... Kids from all the schools in the county and those next to us.

The week of the fair.. hmmm

I thought if they would make a goal to meet here on a certain day of the year (or a place they are attached to on their own turf) that would be plan for a reunion. 😋

Create a facebook pic and tag your gang, then a couple weeks before, write a comment in it about when it will be and those who r froggy might just show up.

From time to time, on a blue moon, I have met a group of pals who came to stand on this magic spot.


Invitation for your gang
to meet at Rising Park the 
third week end in June.

Click on the small icon below 

To share this invitation 😉


I am going to do a blog about photography but related to the weather, position of the sun and moon on a particular day. 

Armature study and game of photography n the elements.

Though days of the week differ every year  

1 Does the moon phases happen the same day of the year all the time  

2 Does the sun rise at the same time on the same date every year 


3 What is a short word that includes the sun, moon and stars?  

"celestial weather photography' .. kind of big   

If you are going to take a pic of things out of the earth of course it depends on the sky conditions. What if it is overcast when the eclipse of 2024 is here 

4 Is their a website that gives all the weather conditions for a particular day?

 There are so many beautiful photos of the clouds .. mostly because people happen to be out when it happened.. but  Cameras keep meta data for exposures...

I thought if a group would post their beautiful pics and include the weather data for the time it was taken, it would be fun to look at the forecast and try to predict a great sky condition.

Here "Hocking Hills" people come far to see the beautiful places with the water falls, but it is only a drip because there has not been much rainfall .


A study of how the weather and celestial conditions effects photography and how to use them to plan photos. 

Fairfield County Weather Link

AIR POLLUTION . This would be a factor only if taking pics at a long distance, covered under visibility I suppose.

AIR PRESSURE: 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 TYPE :  cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and nimbus clouds, there are cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, altostratus, altocumulus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus, cumulonimbus. 

I can not identify em 😋 n don't figure most others can. It might be fun to create a slide show n practice. Those in many places could point their cameras at the sky n post em.

Youtube video


COMPASS is a navigational instrument for finding 

directions. Your cameras probably have these or if you are plotting a shoot on your phone or computer it would plot the view.  


DISTANCE of the thing being photographed. (Objects are less clear at a distance) 


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



RAIN %:  GAUGE measures the amount of rain that has fallen 

over a specific time period.  

SKY COVER  the expected amount of opaque clouds (in percent) covering the sky

Solar radiation : PYRANOMETER for measuring  radiation. 




TEMPATURE HERMOMETER measures the air temperature.   

TIME/DATE. Looking at apps or charts shows what celestial conditions will take place for planning a photo shoot.

VISIBILITY : Pollen, Pollution 

WEATHER MAPS indicate atmospheric conditions above a 

large portion of the Earth’s surface. 

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  ANEMOMETER measures wind speed/direction . Chill - WIND SOCK direction/speed. WIND VANE: direction. 


I know little about the weather or clouds but I love photography and would like to create a page on the elements and how to use them.

My page is here 

If you are froggy n have time, I thought about creating a facebook group about photography and the elements



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