These are all shots from a day-long shoot around the city on August 9th in my recent project with Rhythm Engineering – makers of self optimizing traffic signals, based in Lenexa, KS. I’m helping them procure photography of intersections and traffic signals for their graphic design uses.
Skyline shots and such with my telephoto lens taken by the Troost Bridge just north of 24th and Troost heading into downtown Kansas City. It was kind of an aimless night and that’s why there’s so many here of similar composition.
Downtown KCMO from Liberty Memorial – taken from a certain spot off to the side of the Memorial and on an elevated surface. If a security guard had seen me I probably would have been asked to get down, but luckily no one did.
I thought this would be a new and maybe interesting place for angles on the city. I might have been wrong as this part of downtown Kansas City is one urban planning blunder after another, but I tried to make something decent looking from it. There are weeds growing out of the sidewalks and a huge parking lot at 20th, and a desolate feeling as there’s mostly nothing around but office uses, at least south up the hill on McGee. When you get north toward 20th there’s just too much parking to have much of a real city there until you move up to about 19th. There are all kinds of holes the 20th Century left in this city still needing to be patched.