Thursday, May 24, 2012

Miss Missouri Teen

 Amber is heading to Nationals so we had fun with a shoot in Loose Park.  Perfect weather.
 Nikon D800 for all.  Fill flash on some, others all natural light.  The one immediately below was done with camera set to jpeg fine in portrait mode.    I always shoot RAW though for more editing opportunities.   Nikon 70-200mm lens for most... last two are 24-70mm.   ISO 100 and 400.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


 Three shots from Columbus Park and one from Scarritt Renaissance.
 Above and below, the Mother Church, Holy Rosary.
 Below, the Wallace House behind the Kansas City Museum.
Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm lens, top three F4, ISO 100, exposure varied.  Bottom one F16, ISO 800, multiple shots sandwiched...

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.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Stroll Through Berkley Park

 Walking along the Missouri River in the grass I managed to find all the chiggers that Donna Allen Wood has been missing on the Flying W Ranch.   But worth it.  Beautiful day, nice clouds, and good vistas.
 Nikon D800, 24-70mm lens, ISO 800 and ISO 100, multiple photos sandwiched.  
 Showing the ASB Bridge, above, and the Bond Bridge below.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

West Bottoms, May 12th

 Love the West Bottoms.  It's hard to spoil decay.  Many textures and surprises.  Cloudy mostly.  
 All shots taken with the Nikon D800  (which is the most amazing camera I've ever owned) with either the 24-70mm or 14-24mm lens.   Exposures mostly ISO 100.  F5.6 for the most part.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One, Two, Trees

 A couple of late afternoon shots at Scarritt Point.
Nikon D800 both shots.  Top photo Nikon 24-70 lens, F16, ISO 100.   Bottom, Nikon 10.5mm fisheye, exposure unrecorded, ISO 100.  The dynamic range of the D800 really shows in the top photo.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Favorite Place ( yet again)

 Trying out the new camera.   Last new one was five years ago.  I like to take the new one and do shoots I've done before to see if operationally things have change much.   They haven't... except I have to be much steadier with a higher pixel count.    Kauffman Gardens beckoned today.   It was suppose to be sunny all day but clouds were the norm when I arrived this morning.  

 All shots taken with the Nikon D800.  Closeups were with the Nikon 105mm Macro, wide angles with the Nikon 14-24mm, and medium shots were with the Nikon 70-200mm.  Most all were at ASA 800 to allow for very high shutter speeds as I was hand-holding everything.
Very first picture is multiple images (5) stitched together in Photoshop.

 Love the detail in the new camera.   It has a 36 megapixel, full-sized sensor which means medium format quality in a 35mm body.   It also means it doesn't like camera shake.

 Above, a duck dropped in.... literally.

 Asian Poppy above.