Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ville Noir

KC once again from Kaw Point.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rivers Moon

 The "Super" Moon arose Saturday night as expected just north of the KC Skyline beginning at 8:49pm.   It was reportedly over the skyline proper Friday night... but I was just happy it was fairly clear.   There was a large amount of haze in the air though.. which made a "sharp" moon more difficult to attain.   Above, just peeking above the tree line.
 These shots were all taken from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas from 9:10pm to 10:10pm.  The Missouri River is on the left in these images and the Kaw (Kansas) River is on the right... they merge in the center.   Although these images were all processed in Photoshop, there is no trickery employed... what I saw is what you see :)
          These were taken with a Nikon D800 and Nikon 28-300mm lens... camera set on manual...

                      Kaw Point is one of my favorite places to visit ... full moon or otherwise...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lafayette Park Homes Tour - Volume 5

 Built in 1909 this duplex reflects the later Edwardian - early Arts and Crafts period.  This building was built by the the Kueser family ... Clarence "Chick" Kueser, son of the builder, was a well-known St. Louis entertainer and lived in this unit his whole life.   It's located at 2333 Park Avenue.
 The hardwood floors and plaster walls are original.  The Arts and Crafts fireplaces are of the period with reproduction Victorian quarter tile.

 Below, the homes in-between this tour site and the next. 

 In 1886 this Second Empire style home at 9 Benton Place was commissioned with a carriage house complementing the residence.