Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Bond Bridge

Here in KC the state has just completed replacing the old I-29 bridge crossing the Missouri. The old bridge was a traditional suspension bridge. The new bridge is also a suspension bridge, but designed in a more modern style.

I have been scouting and test shooting angles and light around the bridge for most of the summer. Last evening I captured a couple of images that I wanted to share.

Bond Bridge - Sunset

Bond Bridge - Night

The first image is a 4s exposure taken about 25 minutes after sunset. The second is a 10s exposure taken about 20 minutes later.

Nikon D7000 & Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8. Image aperture = f/16

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunset on the Flight Line

The sunset behind the B24J Liberator "Witchcraft". Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Brown County, Indiana is an area of wooded rolling hills.  It was a beautiful place for the last stop on our summer trip.  Nashville is the main town.  It is noted as a center for artists, but the town has become very 'touristy'.  Some very interesting shops with original art.  But too many shops featuring tee-shirts and gee-gaws.

But if you open your eyes and let the light and color lead you, there are interesting images to be found.  The following are a few special items from our visit



Iron Fence

Old Glory

Nikon D7000, Tokina 100mm Macro, ACR 6 & CS5

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sugar Valley

Pennsylvania's Sugar Valley is a small valley south of Lock Haven, PA. Our new daughter-in-law was raised here and we are here for Bryan and Michelle's wedding.

It is a very photogenic area. Alan and I spent one afternoon exploring the valley and we discovered these locations, among many.

Bridge at Logan's Mill

Rosecrans Falls

Nikon D7000, ACR 6, CS 5

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Amish Country

We've been visiting Holmes County, Ohio. This area is one of the largest groupings of the Amish and conservative Mennonite peoples. It is an area of gorgeous, rolling hills. Farming country.

The people express their religious beliefs in the way that they eschew the modern conveniences that most of us would consider essential. They utilize the tools and live the lifestyles that were common to our grandparents and great-grandparents in their youth of the 1870's to 1890's. At the same time our "english" culture exists in their midst.