“Descent of Civilization”

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.

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Kauffman Center Interior – Pt. 4

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.

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Crown Center and Liberty Memorial

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.

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The Zombie Walk

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.

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Missouri Senate Candidate Jonathan Dine

Jonathan Dine - US Senate Candidate

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.

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