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.
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.
On my visit on Tuesday March 1 to the Kauffman Center I had the chance to go around looking at different parts of the construction progress. Checking in on the grand lobby is always fun. It’s to be dedicated as the Brandmeyer Great Hall. First photo is with my fisheye lens at 15mm (full frame) and the second with my standard wide angle lens at 16mm.
On Tuesday, Mar. 1 I had the chance to go back inside the Kauffman Center on a tour again. At present most of the seats have been installed in Helzberg Hall, pictured in both photos below. The seat installation in the adjacent Muriel Kauffman Theatre is to begin very shortly as well.