Showing posts with label Missouri River. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Missouri River. Show all posts

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Going For Sharp

Decided to head to the river to use every technique I've learned to get sharp images.  Not that I don't normally.  Used focus stacking, polarizer, best aperture, tripod, etc. etc.  All ISO 64.  Boat just happened to come along in the above shot which was 14-24mm lens at F8.

Used focus stacking for the first time ever in this one... five shots with the point of focus moving into the image for each one.  Camera did that work, then the five were imported on layers into Photoshop and aligned and merged.  You can accomplish something similar by using F16 or higher... but you start getting image distortion...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Walking By The Rivers

The Missouri and Kaw Rivers are jammed with ice.. still flowing, but packed.  Went down to see today.  Also saw a Ring-billed gill fishing in the Kaw.  Thanks John Page-Cooper for the bird ID.

 Circling the only portion of open water... he/she descended and grabbed a fish... very graceful flier.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Rivers Of Ice

The Kaw River, foreground, with the Missouri in back.. Shortly after sunset.  Yes, it was cold, very cold...  camera did fine, me, not so much.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mighty Mo In Black And White

Above, the City from Kaw Point.  Below, from River Front Park . 
The river is higher this year than it has been the past two years in February. Usually you can walk almost to the middle of the channel on sand/rock bars. Not this year. 

                                   Above, from River Front Park.  Below, from Kaw Point

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Dredge Report

This is the Dredge Randolph which helps keep the shipping channel deep enough for barges and other traffic by scouring the bottom and removing objects and sand that have built up over time.  A barge rides along with the dredge and accepts the sand which is taken down river to ( I think ) a concrete plant.   These shots are all from 2006.
Below: I made a river visit once when the Randolph was being serviced by the tug Sibley.  I think it was the front scraper was jammed or the cables were out of alignment.  The tug with a crane on the deck came alongside to help.

 Above and below the business end of the system that is lowered to the river bed and brings matter to the surface.

 Above and below:  when one barge is full of sand the Sibley brings an empty one and swaps them out.

 Above and below; The Sibley pulls out the loaded barge, turns around, and then heads down the river to (wild guess here) Sibley.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Missouri River At Florissant

                                    On the bank of the Missouri River at Florissant.
                          From the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.   Florissant, Missouri.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Kaw Point Noir

Kaw point, center, with the Missouri River on the left and the Kaw River on the right.  Kansas City skyline in the center.  Cottonwoods in the foreground.  Below, same general view treeless. Lewis and Clark camped just a quarter mile to the left in this picture on their way west and their way back east.