Boonville 2015

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Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:09 pm

I guess we’re done with Padre Island 2016. We’ll go back several months to a one-day trip to Boonville, Missouri. The primary focus of the bus trip on October 20, 2015 was to visit one of the places where Clydesdale horses are bred for Budweiser.

The name of the facility is Warm Springs Ranch, and our bus is entering.
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Closer look at the sign.
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Getting closer.
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Nice environs.
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It’s a pretty place.
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Guests enter the building.
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I snapped a shot of our tour guide on the bus.
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Caught some flowers and applied a “glow” filter.
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Picturesque building.
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The month is obviously October.
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I brightened the ladies’ faces a bit, but the name of the bus company did fine all by itself.
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During the tour, we could see the purpose of each room overhead.
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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:44 pm

The tour would have to include a Budweiser wagon.
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And a picture of Clydesdales pulling one.
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Knowledgeable people kept us in the know.
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It would be difficult not to take pictures of the beautiful, red buildings.
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As I said...
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You can see where I picked up the “wood” for the “frame.”
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“Do you have any food for me?”
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“No? Then I’m not interested.”
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“Where are my hooves?”
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Nice entrance.
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May as well make the best of the red walls.
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We tourists were handed a Clydesdale shoe to pass around. I couldn’t resist asking to take this special photo.
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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:57 pm

This one took more time than you would think. I put a small portion of the image in a 4:3 layer, reduced the size of the original picture and plopped it on top. Then I cut around each letter in the bottom layer and deleted the selection from the top layer. The result is just okay.
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No question what this truck will be carrying.
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I cut away all but the sign and put in on a red (sampled from truck), textured background.
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Not a great frame, but I tried.
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Our tour bus.
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The Clydesdale horses have a nice place to live.
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Beautiful truck.
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Portrait-oriented picture dropped onto a solid-red background. Easy.
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You can almost see me in the rear-view mirror, taking this picture.
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I was trying to get a picture of the truck and trailer, but a few tourists got in the way.
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It was rather difficult to get a picture of this baby Clydesdale, behind thick bars.
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At least, you can see most of the baby here, and part of his mother.
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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:52 am

Over the river and through the woods...
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When you visit the place where Budweiser’s Clydesdale horses are bred and raised, guess what you get to drink for free.
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Who wants to pose with Clyde?
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All in a day’s work.
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Another part of the complex.
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I wonder what’s up there.
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You knew there would be something to buy.
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In case you wondered about their heritage...
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Profiles in Clydesdale.
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Ready to go.
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An eye for you.
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No cold feet here!
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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:37 pm

Couldn’t get enough of Clydesdale mom and baby.
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The big horse loved to have his ears scratched.
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These horses have really big faces.
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Another example.
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Picture of flowers plopped on top of a section of the same image with the hard edges cut away. It almost looks like a stereogram.
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Coexistence.
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Maybe a tea rose.
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This started out as a portrait-oriented image. I just turned it 90 degrees and chopped off one side. The flowers don’t care.
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I didn’t want to lose any of this picture in converting a 3:2 image into a 4:3 one, so I filled in the top with a portion of the same picture.
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I had the same “problem” with this picture, but I just faded it to black on top. It was already pretty dark up there.
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The bus driver deserved to have his picture taken.
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Appears to be, “Get me off of this thing!” and “What’s on that seat?"
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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:03 pm

We’re done with the Clydesdale ranch. We’re on our way to another location. From my bus window, I snapped this shot of what appears to be a government building. (I smart.)
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This is an old hotel, renovated and prepared for guests.
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Here is the entrance, shadowed by trees.
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We enter. (Ugh! I should have just slapped the portrait-oriented image onto a plain background.)
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Registration desk.
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Halloween is just around the corner.
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Where room keys are kept.
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Waiting for lunch.
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So is this couple. It’s fun to see the high ceilings and radiators.
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“So where’s our food?”
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We were allowed to go upstairs and see the renovated rooms. This was at the top of one staircase.
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I used a board in the window frame as a frame for this picture.
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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby mean » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:52 pm

I don't always post because I don't necessarily have much to say, but I always enjoy these updates. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby grovester » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:08 pm

Seconded. I've always meant to try that hotel, thanks for the reminder!

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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:07 am

Thank you for your kind comments. My husband said my pictures weren't as good as actually being there. Hmm. He liked the architecture and overall pleasantness of the hotel. Maybe the next batch of pictures will be better.

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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby loftguy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:21 pm

The Frederick is a great, historic renovation that was done with a gentle touch.
The unique character was nicely retained.
They also did a great job of sourcing cool and simple furnishings.

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Re: Boonville 2015

Postby Roanoker » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:23 pm

We have a few more pictures of the Frederick Hotel.

As I said before, we were allowed to look at refurbished rooms in the Hotel Frederick. It appears that couples would have to take turns at the sink.
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A fellow tourist checks out the bed. Notice how the hotel added glassed-in bathrooms with showers to each room. Visitors of long ago had to share one bathroom at the end of the hall. Or so I imagine.
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Here is another room. The background is a portion of the window shutters with a Photoshop filter applied. I like it.
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You can see pictures of samplers on the walls of these rooms, such as the one above. I took this picture at an angle, so I had to twist it in Photoshop to get it mostly straight up, down and across. I liked the remaining effect of the process, leaving the appearance of wall corners, so I left it alone.
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May as well run that play again, on another sampler picture.
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We’re back down in the lobby, getting ready to depart.
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There is apparently something to do at night.
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If you’ve got the money, honey, I’ve got the time.
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Flowers and shadows.
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Just another way to deal with a portrait-oriented image.
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And another.
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The landscapes are easier. Brick is a big deal here.
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