Showing posts with label Kansas City Reservoir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kansas City Reservoir. Show all posts

Saturday, June 22, 2013


                    Two grand old trees up by the old city Reservoir along Cliff Drive in Kessler Park.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Old Reservoir, Fairly New Waterfall

 Fiddling with the camera.  Above and below the Carl Dicapo Fountain by the Eastern entrance to Cliff Drive.    Above, Nikon D800, 24-70mm lens at 35mm, ASA 100, manual focus and used live view to eliminate camera shake from the mirror.  F22 at 1/4th.    Below, same settings but ISO 50, and 1/2 second.  70mm.  Tripod.
 The old City Reservoir also in Kessler Park.  Seven photos stitched together.  ISO 100, F5.6 at 1 125th.   Handheld.
The folks in Pendleton Heights have been working to clear the Reservoir of brush... but it's a bruising task.... this structure is huge...operated roughly from 1920 to 1925 it was used to furnish water for industrial purposes to the East Bottoms.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reservoir Clouds

Snuck over to Pendleton Heights today to take some pictures by the Reservoir. The Neighborhood Association is doing a bang-up job of clearing brush from around and in the old water container. It's looking really nice. Some color and some black and white were taken as storm clouds rolled in. The last shot, admittedly, is not at the Reservoir but at North Terrace Lake.
Nikon D3, 24-70mm all shots, ASA800, multiple exposures manipulated in Photoshop and other software.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lone Tree At Reservoir

From the archives.... bored after a winter snow in February of 1993 I went looking for images.. Drove by the old city reservoir and saw this shot.... which was totally monochromatic.
Drove home and got the view camera and set up for this shot. Took two exposures, unrecorded. Toyo View 180mm lens, T-Max 400 4x5 sheet film. Taken around 3pm with low hanging clouds. Fence is now overgrown and this tree is long gone. I still love film and the simple shots. There is a Pepsi can on the fence toward the right which I desperately wanted to get rid of... but didn't want to track in the snow to do it. I could remove it digitally, but it's a part of history now..... in many ways things were a lot slower just that short time ago.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Old City Reservoir

This is the second post on this subject ( ) Located in Pendleton Heights the old, in-ground water tank operated for only a few years in the 1920s and has been abandoned ever since. Brush clearing is now underway but boy it's a big job. Here's a 360 degree view of the concrete and brick man made crater.
There's a north half and a south half with a walkway in between. No new use has been identified yet for the old structure.... just as it is it's a giant artifact... maybe that's sufficient.
For those of you following along at home the above shots were taken with a Nikon D3... 5 shots each composited to give high dynamic range.. basic setting was 1/125th at F16 ASA 400. The panorama was 22 shots, camera verticle, base exposure 1/500th at F11 ASA 400. All taken with the 14-24 Nikon F2.8 zoom lens.