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Sunny Saturdays are always good for monkeying around! 🙂

“Slinky Monkey” (Monkey Bar Ladder with Shadow) Playground Series (#14), Nikon D300, 60mm, F/5.6, 1/800s, ISO 200, ‘Old West’ Toning Action

This was the closest I could find to the monkey bars of my childhood and it won’t be around much longer as funds are being raised to replace all the old equipment at this playground with one of the new configured play structures.

“M is for Monkey” (Monkey Bars Shadow) Playground Series (#15), Nikon D300, 26mm, F/7.1, 1/640s, +0.3EV, ISO 200, ‘Old West’ Toning Action

While I was at the park, a young boy ran over to me, intrigued by me and my camera. After I assured the mom I was not interested in photographing the children, we began talking about how much fun we used to have on stuff just like this. Her son was having a ball, climbing, hanging and swinging from the bars. In other words, acting like a complete monkey! 🙂  

I have visited parks with newer equipment and I must say, I don’t see the same enthusiasm as I did in this little boy playing on those old, rusty metal bars.  

Who says change is always for the best?

I’ve decided to do a Playground Series based upon yesterday’s image. 

Hooray! 🙂 

With many neat structures in our area, I’m looking forward to what I might find.

“Rusty Monkey” (Monkey Bars, Child’s Play Structure) Playground Series (#2), Nikon D300, 48mm, F/8, 1/80s, ISO 200, ‘Old West’ Toning Action

So far, I’m thinking the tax dollars set aside for Parks & Rec are in serious need of analysis as clearly the kids are getting the short end of the stick! 🙂

It only took one tree to take out the power… 

"Night Moves" (Electrical Repair Workers & Trucks, Multiple Exposures) Nikon D300, 18mm, F/11, 6s, ISO 200, Silver Efex Pro B/W Filter

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