I nabbed a shot of the Helzberg Hall ceiling and details while going through the Kauffman Center for construction progress photos last week.
On election night I took a few shots at Jason Kander’s watch party for his race in the Missouri 44th District House seat. Here Jason gives his victory speech at the watch party at the Brooksider at about 9:45.
Last week I had the opportunity to go back inside the under-construction Kauffman Center in downtown Kansas City for some more shots.
One more shot from the top of the City Hall parking garage looking west right after sunset. It was good and colorful last Saturday evening when I took this. Unfortunately so much of the urban parts of Kansas City have been gobbled up by parking, it can be hard getting a good shot of things that aren’t parking structures or lots – all the more ironic since it’s convenient to go to the top of garages to get elevated views. But only to a point apparently – too many garages everywhere and there’s nothing left worth looking at.
Since the City Hall garage is rather new, it has very high guard rails making it about impossible to take a picture through the camera’s viewfinder. For this one I had to activate the Live View mode so I could see the visual on the camera’s LCD and prop it up high with my tripod, and manually bracket my shots looking at the light meter display on the LCD. So that’s one other advantage of my Canon 5D Mark II – as much as I loved my old original 5D I couldn’t have gotten this shot with it.