Monday, November 19, 2018

The Colonnade


I sometimes leave the house with just one lens - just for fun.  It is rarely the Nikon 10.5 DX Fisheye though.   Went to the Concourse here in Northeast Kansas City.  Built in 1907-08 and designed by architect Henry Wright - a partner of George Kessler - it graces a prominent western location on The Concourse.  The fish-eye-so named for it's kind of distortion-is not terribly practical.  But it is very sharp and fun to use in some circumstances.  It's major distortion was corrected in Photoshop..but much remains. 
Above is an image of The Colonnade not long after it was constructed ca1908. The view is west from Gladstone Boulevard. 

                                                                           And...today. 








Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Historic Northeast Bridge

This bridge was constructed in 1897...all iron.   It was refurbished in the early 80s and named after the two women who founded Children's Mercy Hospital- Drs. Richardson and Graham . The bridge carries Gladstone Boulevard over Anderson Avenue. 







Saturday, November 3, 2018

Cliffhanger Run 2018

 Today, Saturday November 3, 2018, was the 33rd Cliffhanger Run...a 5k, 10k and 1 mile kids run along beautiful Cliff Drive.   The weather was perfect for running.   These are just a few of my shots for the day.  All of the shots can be seen at:dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5nsfqen8mgy7l40/AADD-SW0Q7NElFecMFXNsSNja?dl=0
The race was staged by the Kansas City Track Club.  Above is a picture of children from Crestview Elementary located north of the river.






 The Honorable John Burnett and Granddaughter. 


 Dorri Partain who likes to combine eating and exercise. 

                         Above and below, the first two runners back to the finish.  Probably 8k.


                                                    Malenda Shahane blazing fast.


















                                        Kansas City University students ran with kids too.

                Above, State Representative Ingrid Burnett finishing the run and campaign in style. Her husband John and Daughter Betsy and Granddaughter .


                                          You don't have to run, you can walk, saunter, or hop.



 Mary Jo Longstreth... long-time resident of Northeast and an officer in the Junior Class of Northeast Highschool.... year not important.






 After the race participants headed to Gladstone School for a pancake breakfast and the announcement of times and medal winners.