Sunday, February 8, 2009

City Market at Night

Shot looking south from the parking lot in City Market.   Standard photo with a touch of Lucis filter to enhance local contrast.   Nikon D200.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Reservoir, No Dogs

This is the old City Reservoir in North Terrace Park.   Tried to find info on line to include dates and such but was not successful.  Believe it was built in the early part of the 1900s but wasn't in use very long.   Reservoirs were always built on high ground to ensure good water pressure.  This reservoir is divided in two with towers in both halves.   It's roughly the size of a football field on the floor.   Currently it is mostly just a tapestry for taggers.  

Friday, February 6, 2009

Prospect Point

Shot taken next to Reservoir Hill looking west toward Prospect Point overlooking the East Bottoms.  This area is part of the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway... a Missouri State Byway.   In the early part of the last century the reservoir, which still exists, supplied parts of Kansas City with water.  Located on a high point of land to insure sufficient water pressure.  More pictures of the reservoir in a future post.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bottoms Up

Another post from Kansas City's West Bottoms.   This area reminds me of the Crossroads District 10 years ago.  Plenty of available space.  Artist colonies forming. Newly and undiscovered.  I am terrifically fond of the elderly when it comes to buildings and architecture!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Part of the Spectrum

These shots are all from Elmwood Cemetery in Northeast KC.   It is the resting place for some of Kansas City's elite from the last two centuries.   These images were taken using the infrared spectrum.  It requires a special filter and a spectrum friendly sensor which some of the newest digital cameras don't possess.   Green shows white in black and white and pink in color.   Interestingly bees and other insects use the infrared portion of the spectrum to find the centermost point of flowers.    Blooms have colors for us in visible light and colors for insects in infrared.  The last image, taken by Bjorn Rorslett, shows the difference.   

Monday, February 2, 2009

Plaza Silhouettes

Chief Massasoit who, it is said, greeted the Pilgrims as they landed at Plymouth Rock, looks west toward the Giralda Tower on the Plaza.   The Chief stands next to Winsteads  another Kansas City landmark.  Taken after dinner with the kid... so I was in a good mood.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Colonnade on the Bluff

Above Cliff Drive in my home area, Northeast KC, is the Colonnade.  Built in 1908 as a part of George Kesslers master plan for North Terrace Park and the Concourse, it has been faithfully restored to its original beauty.   This view looks up the bluff toward the south with a crescent moon.   While I was shooting a raccoon came down the road, looked at me rather sullenly and went down into the woods.