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.

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.

Above: Standing where part of the pipe organ will be installed.

View from the upper level at Helzberg Hall.

I photographed a fundraiser at Meers Advertising in the Crossroads District for the Sly James campaign for mayor of KCMO. Lucky me I managed to get a photo of Sly and the Kauffman Center in the same shot, though I didn’t notice it until looking at the photo on the computer monitor. First one…

Sly James Mayoral Fundraiser with a view of the Kauffman Center at top

And two others of Sly from the event held Tuesday night, March 1.

I also had gone back in the Kauffman Center yesterday for further photography just prior to this fundraiser event, so I’ll have some new interior and on-site Kauffman Center shots again soon.

The fog Sunday morning makes it look like there’s nothing behind the Kauffman Center.