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Category: Missouri River

New LENS Day!! (Almost as exciting as New BIKE Day)

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A couple weeks ago I picked up the new Tamron 150-600 G2 lens. I wanted a lens with a long range, vibration control, a fast auto focus, sharpness from beginning to end, and something that didn’t break the wallet. It’s still the most expensive lens I’ve ever purchased, but cost a third of the Nikon equivalent. And I got it used, without the warranty ever being registered. Soooo…. JACKPOT!! I’m not going to get into any technical mumbo jumbo over the lens. Overall, I’m extremely happy! It met all my standards and then some, and when it comes to equipment, my standards are high. It did take a bit getting used too. I went from a full manual telephoto, that didn’t have VR, to the best telephoto lens on the market, right now. You would think it would have been an easy transition. But it was really like going from a flip phone to a iPhone in 2017. Other than that, and the tendonitis in my shoulder I seemed to have developed, the Tamron 150-600 G2 is as close to perfect as you can get, for a third party lens.

Below are a few shots and settings I have taken with the lens thus far.

Nikon D750 | 600mm | 1/1250 sec. | f/10.3 | ISO 800 | Handheld

Nikon D750 | 150mm | 1 sec. | f/6.3 | ISO 200 | Tripod

Nikon D750 | 600mm | 1/1600 sec. | f/6.3 | ISO 500 | Handheld

Nikon D750 | 300mm | 1/640 sec. | f/6.3 | ISO 320 | Handheld

Nikon D750 | 500mm | 1/1600 sec. | f/8.0 | ISO 500 | Handheld

Nikon D7200 | 550mm (825mm crop sensor equivalent) | 1/125 sec. | f/8.0 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Hangin’ out at KAW Point

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Cotton Candy Sunset Over Kansas City

Cotton Candy Sunset Over Kansas City

Sunset Over Kansas City

City Lights Over Kansas City

Sunset Over a Frozen Kansas City

Sunrise Over KAW Point

Supermoon and Orion Rising Over Kansas City

Frozen Missouri River

Birthday Morning View of Kansas City

Eagle Over Kansas City

Sunrise behind Lewis &Clark

Panorama of Kansas City,, from KAW Point

It goes without question, that KAW point is one of my favorite places to go in Kansas City. You’ll find me there at least four or five times a week, usually with camera in tow. It’s hands down, the best view of the city. It’s also rich in history, can be great for wildlife (really depends on the time of year), and most importantly, it’s easily accessible by bike. Although, my bike riding skills have been suffering lately, but thats a whole other story… I ‘ll just blame winter.

Enjoy some of my favorite photos of Kansas City over the last few months from KAW point. I’d write more, but, it’s Friday and my brain is fried.

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Kaw Point

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Fisherman on Missouri River in front of Kansas City

Family fishing at Kaw Point

Kansas City from Kaw Point

Kansas City from Kaw Point

Kansas City from Kaw Point

If you’re ever looking for a great place to get a unforgetable view of Kansas City, I highly recommend Kaw Point. Where the Missouri and Kansas Rivers meet, and a park where you can learn more about Lewis and Clarks historic journey west. I easily spend five out of seven days a week at the park just taking in the views and it never seems to get old.

The photos above were all shot, earlier this week. The park was bustling with workers, fisherman, runners, cyclist, and families. And we all had a great view for a killer sunset.

I started my KansasCity365 project on Instagram this week. My goal is to show 365 different photos of Kansas City, over the next year. Follow along on Instagram, if you already don’t.

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Liberty Bend at LaBenite Park

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LaBenite Park Nature Trail

Missouri River from LaBenite Park Nature Trail

Missouri River from LaBenite Park Nature Trail

Liberty Bend Bridge | Nikon D7200 | Rokinon 16mm | f/16 | ISO 100 | 10 sec. | 10 exposures

I spent some time at LaBenite Park last night, a new place for me. It had a nice nature trail, and a conversation area you can camp at with permits only. There were many access points to the river that aloud me to catch a great sunset, and got a few long exposures of the Liberty Bend Bridge. I’m still unsure if I will return to the park. It was a little sketchy and filled with trash. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT! But it has great history and was stop along the Lewis & Clark Expedition and It’s another place to check off my list of places to explore along the Missouri River.

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