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#1 bburton

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:16 PM

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. The old fountain on the new Commons.



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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:47 PM

Another perspective of the fountain.



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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:54 PM

Another scene.



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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:11 PM

Another Scene.



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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:30 PM

The last in this series from TCU's campus. Thanks for looking. smile.gif




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#6 Brian Luenser

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 08:52 AM

I had to work yesterday (And all weekend) so I missed the Purple River event. Luckily I have a wife. (Mrs. monee9696) And as she is unemployed (thinks she is retired) she was available for taking some pictures. Was a challenging photo event in the bright sun reflected on the river at mid day. But she got a handful of shots that I would like to share.















2 bike friends of mine from The Tower








That is Marty Leonard with the Mayor (She is TOP NOTCH)

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:32 PM

So did it make the river turn purple at all? I was running there on Saturday early am and didn't see a trace of purple.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (Volare @ Nov 29 2009, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So did it make the river turn purple at all? I was running there on Saturday early am and didn't see a trace of purple.


It was somewhat purple. My wife told me, "too bad they didn't figure that brown + Purple + Black.

Sometimes the river is pretty muddy and sometimes it isn't. On Friday, it was muddy. But was still a fun event.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:06 AM

I was downstream about 300 yards from where the dye was sprayed into the river, and 30 minutes later I still could not see any difference. I applaud the effort, but the execution needs some work. The city of Chicago has this down to an art form. They dye the Chicago River green on St Patricks Day. Here is a link to some photos and a video montage.

http://anthonyjstewa...491269799_TJjpA

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:44 AM

I root for TCU and Fort Worth biggrin.gif, but I think putting dye in the river is dumb and irresponsible.


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:45 AM

How about the city using those funds to buy tickets, so we can fill up the stadium?

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:19 PM

Looks like the TCU Horned Frogs are the "Real Deal" again this year. Kicking some hiney.

I took these shots tonight walking home from Montgomery Plaza. I do love the city going purple.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:46 PM

I shot video of the TCU stadium implosion this morning. (Pretty sure John Roberts was in the action there someplace)

I wanted a straight-on perspective of the event. (Code for, I was not man enough to tackle the traffic and closed streets up close) So yesterday I scouted out a perch that would get me closer (At least closer than The Tower) but far enough away to look straight in. That perfect place is the top of the new parking garage in the Arts District. (Western Heritage Garage.) It cost me $10. 5 yesterday to see what I could see, and 5 today to do the deed. Somebody's got to pay for those City Pensions.

I took 2 videos. One with my camera and 800mm (400 X2) and one with my Canon VIXIA HFS100 with the optional $399. teleconverter. It did too good of a job. Not as good as my big camera on a tripod, but good enough. Just had it zoomed in and sitting on a wall on a jacket to keep it stable. Of course it was cold and the implosion was 20 minutes late. Which is only significant because my 5D MkII can only take 4 minutes of video before it shuts off to avoid overheating. (takes 2gb of video a minute with it's big sensor and that means heat) It was hazy this morning and it was not supposed to be so I woke up pretty disappointed. Forecast called for 26 mph winds and we had 6 mph. Shoot. Anyway, here are both of my videos after uploading to YOUTUBE. I was about 5 seconds late getting my camera going because I was waiting until I saw signs of destruction. I was listening very closely for the warning whistles. I heard none. In fact, I was so far away I did not hear at thing! Only little birds tweeting in the distance. I am thinking this was 2-3 miles away.


5D MKII (This one should be loaded in 1080HD and then switch to full screen.) You may need to follow link to YOUTUBE



VIXIA HFS100 with Teleconverter. (Zoomed in a little more with iMovie.)

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:20 PM

Cool videos. Interesting that you couldn't hear a thing... My sister lives in the Tanglewood neighborhood to the west of the stadium, and she had forgotten about the event- thought the world was coming to an end!

The other day while reading about this implosion I saw a guy mentioned as an enthusiat who had set up a web site to document the stadiums renovations including the implosion. Was a very unique web site name, but of course I didn't write it down, and now I can't find it. But maybe someone on here is familiar hopefully? I'd like to see his site!

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:28 PM

Cool videos. Interesting that you couldn't hear a thing... My sister lives in the Tanglewood neighborhood to the west of the stadium, and she had forgotten about the event- thought the world was coming to an end!

The other day while reading about this implosion I saw a guy mentioned as an enthusiat who had set up a web site to document the stadiums renovations including the implosion. Was a very unique web site name, but of course I didn't write it down, and now I can't find it. But maybe someone on here is familiar hopefully? I'd like to see his site!


We heard it in Wedgwood! I had been up earlier to respond to an alarm at work and went back to sleep afterward. I knew the stadium was set to go down this morning but preferred sleep to a cold walk to a nearby street to perhaps watch it go down through one of my zoom lenses. The BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! woke me up about an hour after I had konked out. It didn't shake the house or such but the sound was unmistakable. I've always heard that sound on video clips but never real time.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:21 PM

Brian, I didn't make it to the implosion, even though it was real close to home. I started feeling under the weather on Saturday night with a sore throat and a cough. I felt worse on Sunday morning, so I decided to stay out of the cold and just watch it on TV.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:37 PM

Brian, I didn't make it to the implosion, even though it was real close to home. I started feeling under the weather on Saturday night with a sore throat and a cough. I felt worse on Sunday morning, so I decided to stay out of the cold and just watch it on TV.



And you didn't think a bit of asbestos laced implosion dust would due your sore throat any favors?

Get to feeling great, Captain.
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:15 AM


Cool videos. Interesting that you couldn't hear a thing... My sister lives in the Tanglewood neighborhood to the west of the stadium, and she had forgotten about the event- thought the world was coming to an end!

The other day while reading about this implosion I saw a guy mentioned as an enthusiat who had set up a web site to document the stadiums renovations including the implosion. Was a very unique web site name, but of course I didn't write it down, and now I can't find it. But maybe someone on here is familiar hopefully? I'd like to see his site!


We heard it in Wedgwood! I had been up earlier to respond to an alarm at work and went back to sleep afterward. I knew the stadium was set to go down this morning but preferred sleep to a cold walk to a nearby street to perhaps watch it go down through one of my zoom lenses. The BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! woke me up about an hour after I had konked out. It didn't shake the house or such but the sound was unmistakable. I've always heard that sound on video clips but never real time.



I heard the boom-boom-boom in my neighborhood on the southwest side (near the Southwest Boulevard bridge at Vickery). Funny thing. Just a split second after watching it on TV, the sound reached me.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:46 PM

Found that website:

www.secretsofthestadium.com

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Posted 16 April 2023 - 02:38 PM

In all my years in Fort Worth, growing up and now, I realized I had never been afoot on the TCU campus.  It is really beautiful.  I was struck by all the mature trees.  In fact, it was hard to get a building shot from afar due to the number and thickness of the trees.  Here's a few pics from my walk today:

 

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Posted 16 April 2023 - 06:17 PM

Lovely pictures! Great reminder I need to take my time walking thru campus. I am a frequent visitor to Buffalo Bros so I’ve only admired the edge of campus from the road.

Speaking of trees. I saw recently TCU was named a “Tree Campus Higher Education Institution” by the Arbor Day Foundation.
https://www.tcu.edu/...-foundation.php

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Posted 17 April 2023 - 03:29 PM

Great photos, Ramjet. It really is a beauitiful campus.



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Posted 17 April 2023 - 05:36 PM

Which is your favorite building on campus overall?  (question, not directed at any one person individually, anyone can answer)



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Posted 17 April 2023 - 08:26 PM

Your photos are great.



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Posted 18 April 2023 - 11:04 AM

I get to fortunately walk through the campus many times a week. It's like walking through a park.  The flowers are changed throughout the year.  The trees are planted and maintained all over the campus.  Thanks to a Mrs. Beasley who a number of years ago left an endowment to landscape the campus and keep it all maintained.  My favorite time of the year is March.  TCU has tulips planted all over campus.  It really is beautiful when they are blooming.






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