Showing posts with label Photoshop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photoshop. Show all posts

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Russian Throughout History

"Kansas City With The Russian Accent" is blogged by my friend Meesha who hails from Olathe and gripes from cyberspace on a range of subjects only surpassed by his lack of knowledge on them. He recently tied for third in the PITCH's Best of Kansas City category.... Most Luscious Hunk or some such... had to be based on the talent portion. I decided to peruse historical photographs to see if I could verify some of his more outlandish claims.... or, at least they seemed outlandish until my research turned up these photos.... Dude is really, really old... and steeped in failed political movements. Above, parade in the 30s when M was a member of the Politburo ... which is a kind of donkey. Below, working construction on the Empire State Building.M was on several space mission as "Helmut Adjuster".... below on the Vomet Comet in high five glory.
Below, set decorator for Castro. By the way, he apparently never embraced the politics of the moment... just the art.

Fixing a shelf during the Castro/Kruschev meet up at the July Supper Club Borscht Meetup.
Above, another shot of his work on the Empire State Building.... some of the microphones can still be found today. Below, set decoration and internet boosterism for the Washington family.

Above, any leaks can prove fatal. Meesha was given Nasa's highest honor for his rescue mission Apollo 23. Below, Lenin relied heavily on M during the formative years of the Revolution but rejected out-of-hand M's slogan, "Red or Dead Pig Faces."

M suggested to Abe.... "go with the Western Drinker".... and the rest is history.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Maple Grove, Indian Mound Trail

The Indian Mound Trail runs from North White to a little past North Elmwood below Gladstone Boulevard... about 1.5 miles of maintained path. Just below Hardesty is Maple Grove which is, in my opinion, the prettiest part of the hike. Some of these images are straight photographs ... others I have manipulated in Photoshop to be more painterly... not that anyone can improve on nature.















Sunday, March 6, 2011