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Monday, October 02, 2017

Happy To Help!

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  As you may recall, Cam and I have been helping Mom with her homework for her iPhone photo class.  Sure, it's a lot of work, but we're paid well.  Sometimes.

The other day, Mom filled our "under supervision only chew-type toys" up with some snacks and was -- oh, right.  Cam showed you some pix on Friday.  Anyway, she took some shots of us playing with the toys, then after I got all the treats out of that ball, I noticed Mom was still taking shots of Cam.  I felt it was my duty to go over and help!

"OK, Cam...  I've just about got the---"
"Hey, Mom!  Whatcha doing?!?  Practicing that focus thing again?!?"

Seriously - I think she needed my help.

Anyway, later that evening, since I had been so helpful with the other shots, Mom took me with her when she went out to shoot the sunset.  Take a look:

Sunset in HDR

Beautiful, isn't it? God sure blessed us Kansas peeps with amazing skies!  That's from right off our deck. Mom was shooting in HDR - high dynamic range - which she doesn't usually do. Something about "moving subjects" not being ideal for HDR. Whatever. Despite that, she wanted to take a picture of me in front of the sunset, to do a silhouette. Here is the "plain", unfiltered version:

Straight out of the iPhone, except for the watermark

I kinda like that one, but Mom wanted to play with filters. Here are a few other versions:

Sort of more teal in color
Purple, for the K-State fans out there!
The warm, Summer sunset version

Even at sunset, it was still in the 80s or 90s, so the last one sort of fits.  I'm sort of partial to the "plain" version, but Cam likes the purple one.  What do you all think?

I got treats, so I'm happy to help Mom with her homework!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. You have an adorable nose. And that's a beautiful sky shot.

  2. Oh WOW - they are all great, even the snooter shot. We love every one of the silhouette ones too, but our favorite would be teal filter.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. What grreat pics! We love all the sunset ones, but I like the teal. Just a little hint of extra color without going overboard.

  4. So beautiful! The sunsets are amazing---and your mom is doing a great job capturing the beauty--of YOU!!!!

  5. Oh, those are just beautifuls!!! I likes the plain one, butts Ma likes the purple one too! Ma has to gets on this iphone photo thingie! Ma wants to know if you can hold it with one hand? She has bad hands and can't seem to hold the phone AND click the photo with one hand. sigh. maybe she just needs the right case. Anyhu, your Moms is gettin' to be a iphone photo pro!
    Ruby ♥

  6. Wow just Wow! what a sunset and love the silhouettes!
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. We're with Cam and like the purple one! They're all really good though. You're doing a great job helping your mom how to use that iphone thingy!

  8. you have beautiful sunsets there, Maggie! we like all of the filter versions equally. you know, we'd be willing to help your mom with her homework too...just sayin...

    ~sharpie, ditto

  9. What a fabulous sunset! No way can I choose a favorite. I love them all!

  10. Great pictures!! Your mom is already a great photographer and now she'll be even better. P.s. nice work helping with your snout shot!!

  11. Gorgeous ABSOLUTELY and the sunset! We love the purple but we especially love your profile
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  12. Wow...we like all of them, but that last one is pretty special!! Great modeling job, Maggie!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  13. Gorgeous sunset! Wow! I haven't played much with HDR. In the silhouettes, I think that I like the plain one the best but the purple filter is pretty darn cool!