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.
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.
A protest took place on Friday in front of KCPT on behalf of libertarian Senate candidate Jonathan Dine, who was unfortunately excluded from an upcoming televised debate at KCPT prior to the November elections due to potentially inaccurate voter polling. Dine will be in the race for the Senate seat against Robin Carnahan and Roy Blunt.