Kauffman Center Construction in Feb 2011

Something of the Kauffman Center with my telephoto lens focusing on the cables descending from the south end of the building. I tilted to make the building look straight, which makes the traffic light off balance.

Pardon a self-plug, but I’ll also drop mention that a shot of mine from awhile back for AMC Theatres here in Kansas City has been used in an article in the March 4 edition of Entertainment Weekly. (clickable)

Kauffman Center Construction in Feb 2011

Back on Sunday February 27th at sunrise there was a good dose of fog all over the city. This is one of my Kauffman Center shots I took that morning.

This was near the end of Sunday February 27, the day that started with profuse fog and ended with thunderstorms that wiped away the snow from the most recent blizzard. Shot looking from Theis Park northward with my telephoto lens as far out as it goes, 400 mm looking north toward the original building to the left and the Bloch Building addition on the right.

Because the world should know by now that Muammar Gaddafi is a deranged lunatic who happens to command the forces of an entire economically valuable country (Libya and oil supply fears), Libya has its fair share of upset citizenry owing to Gaddafi’s corruption. By virtue of that, a showing Sunday afternoon of Kansas City’s Libyan American and general Arab American community on the Plaza at Mill Creek Park.

1) On a megaphone.

2) Varied Signage.

3) Part of the group of protestors.

4) Get Gaddafi Out

5) Ladies and Signs for Libya.

6) Shout.

7) Muslim Prayer at 4 PM

Photos from the first anti-Gaddafi protest two weeks ago can be seen here. One of those shots was said to have depicted the best Libya protest sign in the world, according to Buzzfeed.com.

Kauffman Center on the foggy morning of Sunday 2/27/2011

As you might have noticed I’ve accumulated a lot of Kauffman Center shots lately. What ones I post for the time being will likely focus on the exterior as I gather more over time as the building nears completion and opening in September. Due to the fog on the morning I took this the downtown skyline is obscured from view behind the Kauffman Center building.

On this photo my method was a bit atypical as I still used my ultra-wide angle lens (Canon EF 16-35 L II f/2.8) but I shot with it at 27mm instead of my normal very wide 16mm that the lens allows. It was a “framing” issue that called for it in this instance.