Saturday, April 28, 2012

Chalk Walk 2012

Northeast Arts once again put on Chalk Walk at Concourse Park in Historic Northeast today.  It also runs tomorrow if the weather will cooperate.   Above, the fountains are off and the chalk is going down.    Left, the Henggeler family, John Francis, Geoff, Jen, and the newest, Simon.

 Above, the newest Stalder looking suspicious....  i.e. normal.

 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences faculty and students were on hand to take vitals.   Below, I think I'd start at the other end of the steer....

 Above, the finished product, below, chalk and plans.

 Above, kite flying demonstration had cooperation from the wind.  Below, EL Bryan notorious  famous local cartoonist with his contribution ....

 Really good weather and lots of fun.   All photos taken with the Nikon D5000 and 18-200mm lens.  ASA 400, aperture and shutter various.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flower Break

 The rose bush is loaded this year.   I trimmed it back last year so no blooms...  certainly making up for it... and early.   I usually use these blooms for Memorial Day... not this year.  Someone crawled out from under a petal for this shot.
 All shots with the Nikon D3 and 105mm Nikon macro.  ASA 200, F5.6 to F16.  Minus 3 exposure compensation to account for direct sun.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gardens on a Monday

Had a few minutes before visiting the Kansas City Young Matron's today so I stopped by Kauffman Gardens. Always something new. Perfect weather.
All these were taken with the Nikon D3 and 24-70mm lens, ASA200, F16, multiple shots sandwiched.

Lots of new flowers and benches in the "greenhouse"... didn't see Crazy the Cat though, hope she's alright.

The roses are already underway... about two weeks early I think.... but I'll leave that guess to the experts.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tweed Ride in Historic Northeast

Today (Saturday) was the Tweed Ride. Bikes from the turn of the last century on with riders in appropriate garb for the occasion. Ride began at the Colonnade her in Northeast, went up and down Gladstone Boulevard and then by the Reservoir, along Cliff Drive and ended at the Kansas City Museum with a picnic.

Above, on the right, at Velocipede or Penny-Farthing, or, the original Big Wheel.

Above, famous cartoonist EL Bryan and critters.... ready to ride...

Above, you climb on the bike from the rear....

Above and below, "steam" powered bike. :)

Above, bunny bike....

Above, authentic Tweed hunting outfit from Scotland.

Best of both worlds, horse and bike....

Above and two below..... Pendleton Heights was well represented ......

Contest, best bike, best costumes, best male and female mustaches....

And they're off......

All shots with the Nikon D3, ASA 400 for candid shots, ASA 800 for riding shots, three lenses used, 24-70mm, 14-24mm, and 70-200mm.