Ten photos taken Monday evening of the former AMC Mainstreet Theatre, which recently became the the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. I licensed a few photos of this place to AMC not long after they opened back in 2008 I believe it was – and with the ownership change-up I figured I’d grab a few new ones. If they eventually modify the signage more-so than just the removal of the AMC logo, maybe it will warrant some more shots later.
I’m working on a project with the creative director at Rhythm Engineering, one of Kansas City’s fastest growing young companies – and designers of advanced “self-optimizing” traffic lights. On Thursday we shot a number of photos downtown and the Plaza. These are wide-angle and fisheye lens shots of local intersections with an emphasis placed on movement and flowing traffic – although I still need to hit up the Plaza today (Saturday) while it’s busier with people on the sidewalks and so-forth. Once all the shots are compiled and picked, they’re to be used for Rhythm’s marketing, advertising, and graphics uses.
For all eleven of these, I was shooting at a very low ISO of 50 and narrow apertures between f/18 and f/22, all to slow the shutter speed down to between a fifth and a tenth of a second so that the moving traffic would appear blurred, and thus help convey a sense of motion.
Sunday evening 07/08/12 at the Kauffman Center to get pics of the building shrouded in blue for the MLB All Star Game in Kansas City on Tuesday.
On Monday evening (06/18/12) between sunset and civil twilight I spent some time in a rented helicopter getting Kansas City aerials for a local client who could use new aerial photography of the city to license. I took over 550 shots and narrowed it down to 35 to edit and post.
Pictures from Wednesday night of the “Float” installation of hammocks by artist Jarrett Mellenbruch across from the Kauffman Center on the south lawn of the Kansas City Convention Center Ballroom. The hammocks are open to lie in 24/7 now through September.
First, a shot of the Convention Center with the Kauffman Center outline reflected in the windows –