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Pete
08-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Thought I would start a new thread, since most of these get buried in the Devon thread.

Love this one:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/skyline81512.jpg

Pete
08-27-2012, 09:27 AM
I put this one in the Auto Alley thread, but thought it should be included here as well:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7872323152_15aac2b44b_b.jpg

Pete
08-27-2012, 09:28 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/7799554386_1155385dee_b.jpg

Pete
08-27-2012, 09:29 AM
http://www.okctalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2023&d=1345447597

HangryHippo
08-27-2012, 09:42 AM
The first one gets my vote.

Bellaboo
08-27-2012, 10:16 AM
I'll take #4.

Praedura
08-27-2012, 11:22 AM
courtesy catch22:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/7612865934_5046efbbcb_b_d.jpg

not necessarily my favorite, but it's a good shot from a great vantage point (Plaza Court)

kevinpate
08-27-2012, 11:40 AM
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Awesome
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Spartan
08-27-2012, 11:58 AM
Someone check out the midtownr photos, particularly from 1212

Pete
08-27-2012, 02:31 PM
This is the only good one from 1212:

http://midtownr.com/img/midtown-renaissance-1212-balcony-view2.jpg

Jim Kyle
08-27-2012, 06:13 PM
Pete, who took #1? I'd like to get permission to reprint it on the back cover of some future issue of "The New Classen Life" which is the 40-page slick quarterly magazine of the Classen High School Alumni Association...

Pete
08-27-2012, 06:20 PM
Pete, who took #1? I'd like to get permission to reprint it on the back cover of some future issue of "The New Classen Life" which is the 40-page slick quarterly magazine of the Classen High School Alumni Association...

http://www.malaniamichellephotography.com/

Jim Kyle
08-27-2012, 09:18 PM
Is the magazine going to be about the school or "life" around Classen Boulevard? If the latter, how do you get on the mailing list?Not really either of those; the Alumni Association membership is mostly made up of those who attended old Classen HS, plus a few alums from Classen School of Advanced Studies. The magazine grew out of a simple newsletter; it now features reports and lots of pictures from class reunions, informal alum gatherings (several classes get together every month or every quarter for lunch), chatty reports from correspondents all around the country, and a generous helping of NW OKC nostalgia pieces such as the history of Beverly's restaurants and memories of Taft Junior High, and a bit of current OKC information such as Thundermania.

Association dues are $20/year, covering January through December, and the magazine goes free to members, in February, May, August, and November. Since the association is a federally recognized non-profit, it cannot sell the magazine itself (according to our legal beagles), but membership is open to anyone interested. Currently there are just a bit less than 2,000 members; most of them are from classes graduating in the late 40s to early 60s. Class size dropped significantly in 1956 when NW Classen opened, and stopped entirely in 1985 when the school was converted to a 5th-year center.

soonermike81
08-27-2012, 10:21 PM
The first one is awesome! Also, if you closely to the left of Devon, the clouds look as if there are mountains in the horizon. Looks kind of cool even though they don't exist.

dankrutka
08-27-2012, 11:03 PM
Yeah. That first one would be a nice addition to OKC's Wikipedia page...

LuccaBrasi
08-28-2012, 06:18 PM
The first image Pete posted is outstanding. It should be on a post card. Good thread to start up, thanks Pete.

Thundercitizen
08-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Yeah. That first one would be a nice addition to OKC's Wikipedia page...You can even see the Rocky Mountains on the horizon.

OKCisOK4me
08-28-2012, 06:50 PM
The first one is awesome! Also, if you closely to the left of Devon, the clouds look as if there are mountains in the horizon. Looks kind of cool even though they don't exist.

Look, Thundercitizen^^^


You can even see the Rocky Mountains on the horizon.

zookeeper
08-28-2012, 10:09 PM
The 1st picture is awesome, I'm surprised it wasn't attributed until someone asked.

Jim, Are you one of the Boulevard Boys?

dmoor82
08-29-2012, 12:49 AM
Imagine that first pic,with The FNC tower lit in Thunder blue and the KM tower was lit up and The Devon EC all lit up spelling Thunder down the side,all during the NBA Finals.......that pic will be awesome(not that this pic is not,it's my wallpaper!)Also imagine that shot with a 600-700ft' tower,that will be OKC's second new tallest!!!!Can you guy's tell I'm physched?????OKC 2000,compared to OKC 2020 might shock some folk's!!!

so1rfan
08-29-2012, 06:03 AM
older one with the cranes still up 2538

Jim Kyle
08-29-2012, 07:24 AM
Jim, Are you one of the Boulevard Boys?Well, yes and no. I'm from the Class of 1948 but I don't participate in the monthly gathering of "The Boulevard Boys" group at the Boulevard Cafeteria on the first Friday of each month; it's a bit too far to drive!

Praedura
08-29-2012, 07:37 AM
Beau Wade did a couple of shots similar to #1 except they were taken while a thunderstorm was passing thru:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7242/7297320792_169d86e8b6_h.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7292605424_1a88bc484c_h.jpg

Praedura
08-29-2012, 08:04 AM
While I'm tossing up some Beau Wade pics, might as well throw in a few more city shots:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/7042489157_72703152fe_h.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/6865091492_2f5347c4d1_h.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6828681020_68e2f7c2a6_h.jpg

Praedura
08-29-2012, 08:53 AM
Aerial shot of OKC from Holly Baumann:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/6972849392_fe2e856f9e_h_d.jpg

More aerial shots can be found here:
http://hollybaumannphotography.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/aerial-photos-devon-tower-oklahoma-city-commercial-photographer

kbsooner
08-29-2012, 09:26 PM
2543


This week's Photo of the Week comes from Pablo Spencer of Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Pablo spends his summers in OKC and caught this shot on June 12 of this year. It's downtown OKC shining in Oklahoma City Thunder blue!

http://www.oklahomatoday.com/oklahomatoday/COMMUNITY/Photo_of_the_Week/index.html

Praedura
08-29-2012, 10:54 PM
very cool shot! that's an awesome perspective

I need to go walk that bridge, for sure.

Anonymous.
08-29-2012, 11:45 PM
What determines the color of the LEDs on the Devon Tower?

I remember earlier this summer there was still testing being done as there was tons of glitches in the strips. These photos show it pretty complete.


I was planning on heading down there this month for a photoshoot of my car and figured the night scene would be a nice backdrop. So my questions is, is the Devon Tower lit up (LED strips) every night?


Thanks

Pete
08-31-2012, 07:36 AM
Cool perspective:


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/downtown83112.jpg

Pete
08-31-2012, 07:38 AM
Really like the way this one feels:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/7898428712_426a7126b9_b.jpg

Pete
08-31-2012, 07:42 AM
Another great one:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7452440248_0474527f10_b.jpg

Pete
08-31-2012, 07:47 AM
Another:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/downtown83112a.jpg

mmonroe
08-31-2012, 07:47 AM
http://goivm.com/photography/view/new-okc-aerials

http://goivm.com/images/photography/OKC_Aerial_10.jpg
http://goivm.com/images/photography/OKC_Aerial_11.jpg
http://goivm.com/images/photography/OKC_Aerial_13.jpg
http://goivm.com/images/photography/OKC_Aerial_19.jpg

Pete
08-31-2012, 07:48 AM
Another:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/7452371240_7b5daea649_b.jpg

mcca7596
08-31-2012, 09:24 AM
The trees aren't that bare there right now because of the heat are they? I presume that the last pic and the one in post #32 were taken in early spring probably?

Either way, the last one really gives a unique view of the whole inner-city skyline, save for HSC.

Praedura
08-31-2012, 11:00 AM
Pete, do you know where #33 was taken from?

Praedura
08-31-2012, 11:18 AM
#31 is outstanding

plmccordj
09-01-2012, 10:05 AM
#33 was taken from SE 15th Street about one block West of I-35 on the North side of the road. There is a gravel driveway that I have pulled into many times and taken pictures there.

Praedura
09-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Beau Wade strikes again:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7905670050_fa95022918_h.jpg

That's a different look. In fact, I've never seen an OKC pic from this vantage point. I'm guessing it was taken from First National.

source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutwade/7905670050/in/photostream

Praedura
09-01-2012, 10:43 AM
plmccordj: thanks! I'm going to have to visit that spot myself.

Praedura
09-01-2012, 10:54 AM
no wait, on second look, I think that #40 must have been taken from City Place.

UnclePete
09-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Excellent picture, but the long building at lower center sure looks like a prison. I guess the number of the picture is 40.

Praedura
09-01-2012, 11:23 AM
yep, definitely City Place. Taken from a 20th floor balcony view.

daytime:
http://blog.staplegun.us/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/balcony.png

source: http://blog.staplegun.us

Spartan
09-01-2012, 12:25 PM
Another:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/downtown83112a.jpg

I'll be honest Pete..I hate this skyline view. :/

OKCisOK4me
09-02-2012, 10:31 PM
One of my favorites would be from the I-35 bridge over the BNSF tracks just north of the Crossroads Mall area. Just waitin to see a pic from that vantage point with a "nice" camera and a daring soul ;-)

KayneMo
09-05-2012, 02:49 AM
257225732574

UncleCyrus
09-05-2012, 03:21 AM
#33 was taken from SE 15th Street about one block West of I-35 on the North side of the road. There is a gravel driveway that I have pulled into many times and taken pictures there.

There's another parking lot at the top of the hill on SE 25th that has a nice view. This area was known as Top O' the Town at one time I have heard.

UncleCyrus
09-05-2012, 03:23 AM
One of my favorites would be from the I-35 bridge over the BNSF tracks just north of the Crossroads Mall area. Just waitin to see a pic from that vantage point with a "nice" camera and a daring soul ;-)

I'll go, but will need assistance and a spotter/flagman! I've wanted pictures of the rail line from there also, but not brave enough to try it yet.

dmoor82
09-05-2012, 06:09 PM
257225732574
Love Your photos!

OKCisOK4me
09-05-2012, 08:15 PM
I'll go, but will need assistance and a spotter/flagman! I've wanted pictures of the rail line from there also, but not brave enough to try it yet.

Agreed. For a similar angle but a little lower you could go to the pedestrian bridge over the tracks to the north of there. Don't know if trees would be in the way though.

KayneMo
09-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Love Your photos!

Thank you!

Praedura
09-11-2012, 10:13 AM
This one is rather interesting:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6808316528_e4770dad0d_k.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aconnel/6808316528/in/photostream)

I like all the coloration from the Harkins Theatre and the city backdrop behind. Taken from the rail loop around the mill area, it's not a POV often photographed. You even get the roof-top UHaul truck (ok, I could live without that).

But it's already out of date, with the old elevated I-40 in the foreground, and also the Devon Tower's lights not quite fully functional. But a new pic from this area, and around the same time of day would be really awesome, I would think.

Bellaboo
09-11-2012, 11:18 AM
You even get the roof-top UHaul truck (ok, I could live without that).

Now hold on just a minute - there is a club, you see, involving the U-haul truck. Kind of like the 'Mile High' club........

But you have to know the right folks to join...............

Pete
09-13-2012, 09:09 AM
In this video, you can see the colors shifting on Devon Tower towards the end:



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Praedura
09-13-2012, 11:16 AM
That's a cool vid, but there's something curious about First National Center. You only see the upper portion of it -- like it's a tree stump. Or rather, like it's sitting in a pit. Does the landscape slope downward quite a bit from Devon to FNC?

KayneMo
09-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Great video! The setbacks of FNC and the top of Oklahoma Tower haven't been lit up in the past several nights. Anyone know why?

dmoor82
09-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Anyone live in/near Piedmont?Awhile ago I was about 2-3 Miles North of Piedmont on Piedmont road and the view was AMAZING!The NW Expressway and DT skylines look as one and made it look massive!So if anyone lives or is near that area could You PLEASE grab a pic from that area!

Plutonic Panda
09-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Now this picture is awesome! @ #53

Praedura
09-14-2012, 12:10 AM
Just came across a blog where someone posted some pictures of a recent visit to OKC. And we're talking some really nice, high-resolution (and large) images.

Visiting Oklahoma City (http://stuffitellmysister.me/2012/09/12/visiting-oklahoma-city/)

I'm not going to embed any of the photos here, because they're really large. Just go check out the blog. Seriously.

Oh GAWD the Smell!
09-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Somebody discovered their in-camera HDR feature and went buck wild with it.