Kauffman Center Construction at Sunrise

Here we have a look at the Kauffman Center construction site at sunrise on the morning of Wednesday, October 6th. I was mostly hoping for a shot like this, except when I got to the site at Summit Street in the West Side I couldn’t help but think that the billboard and Denny’s restaurant sign between my lens and the Kauffman building seriously messed things up. Whatever… I can’t chop them down.

The new public art implement at 9th and Broadway

A new art installation was unveiled yesterday at Ninth and Broadway downtown at one of DST’s buildings – “Descent of Civilization,” depicting the skeleton of a bison, by Brooklyn artist Marc Swanson for the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The statue is to serve as a reminder of the nearly total eradication of the species from North America during westward expansion. Some free time on Thursday evening allowed me to grab a couple photos.

The fourth and final installment of pictures from my tour of the interior of the Kauffman Center construction site on September 20th, as a year until the grand opening approached.

In the Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Looking west in the afternoon on the construction site.

Wine and cheese were provided by the Kauffman Foundation and Cellar Rat on Baltimore the for the group touring the Kauffman Center.

In case you missed Parts One through Three from inside the Kauffman Center, CLICK HERE.

Sunset scene from downtown Kansas City in October 2010.

While gathering yet more shots of the Kauffman Center construction, I turned my telephoto lens a bit to the southwest while standing on McGee at sunset on Wednesday October 6th. This is a shot of the Assurant Building, the Westin Crown Center Hotel, Liberty Memorial, and One Park Place back in the distance. I’ve been using five or six manually bracketed RAW files at varying light exposures and merging to HDR with Photomatix recently for these shots with extremely gradual changes in color and tone that come about so often when you’re shooting photos right after sunset.

On Saturday afternoon the Zombie Walk For Hunger made way through the Plaza with participants dressed as the walking dead, collecting canned goods and cash donations for homelessness in Kansas City. The participants who dressed as zombies also contributed donations as well.

At 3pm the walk began, and afterwards a small bit of filming took place in Mill Creek Park for the post-apocalyptic web series Dead Wait, of which I am taking still photos of the production this season.

"The Little Mermaid" after BP has their way with her habitat.

After the rot has set in.

Two of them.

The cameras were rolling for this scene to be used in the series Dead Wait.