Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mighty Mo In Infrared Glow



                                   Above, Missouri River looking West from River Front Park.

                               Above, Missouri and Kaw Rivers looking East from Kaw Point.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Infrared Three

The Colonnade in Northeast Kansas City.  Experimenting again with infrared photography.
 I compose and focus the image, then adjust the focus for infrared, add the filter to the front of the lens, and shoot.   The filter blocks 100% of the visible light leaving only the infrared to reach the sensor.   No way to meter the light so trial and error applies.



 Above, this is what the image looks like coming right out of the camera, and, below, after adjustment in Photoshop.


City In A Forest

              Kessler Park in Historic Northeast Kansas City in the foreground... downtown KC in the  
                                                                        background.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Under the Moon

                          These were taken last night from Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas....


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Infrared

Experimented with infrared photography today.  Read online where the Nikon D800 was not usable for same, but then Roy Inman found an article online that said otherwise.  Otherwise is correct.  My IR filter is 67mm and I currently have no lenses of that diameter... so, had to hold the filter in front of my 50mm lens.   Works but not optimal.  I had forgotten how difficult IR can be.   Above, Indian Mound, below, the KC skyline from Kessler Park. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rivers Moon

 The "Super" Moon arose Saturday night as expected just north of the KC Skyline beginning at 8:49pm.   It was reportedly over the skyline proper Friday night... but I was just happy it was fairly clear.   There was a large amount of haze in the air though.. which made a "sharp" moon more difficult to attain.   Above, just peeking above the tree line.
 These shots were all taken from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas from 9:10pm to 10:10pm.  The Missouri River is on the left in these images and the Kaw (Kansas) River is on the right... they merge in the center.   Although these images were all processed in Photoshop, there is no trickery employed... what I saw is what you see :)
          These were taken with a Nikon D800 and Nikon 28-300mm lens... camera set on manual...



                      Kaw Point is one of my favorite places to visit ... full moon or otherwise...





Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lafayette Park Homes Tour - Volume 5

 Built in 1909 this duplex reflects the later Edwardian - early Arts and Crafts period.  This building was built by the the Kueser family ... Clarence "Chick" Kueser, son of the builder, was a well-known St. Louis entertainer and lived in this unit his whole life.   It's located at 2333 Park Avenue.
 The hardwood floors and plaster walls are original.  The Arts and Crafts fireplaces are of the period with reproduction Victorian quarter tile.




 Below, the homes in-between this tour site and the next. 








 In 1886 this Second Empire style home at 9 Benton Place was commissioned with a carriage house complementing the residence.