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Sunset In The Link Pt. 2

Looking South In The Link

From my Sunday evening around sunset inside The Link tunnel between Crown Center and Union Station at Pershing and Main. This shot was rather unintentional, as after I finished taking tomorrow’s photo posting, I went on my way to get situated to take the one I posted back on Tuesday. But in between those two I stopped for this one and was lucky enough to do it at a time with low enough foot traffic through there so as not to mess it up, as I was gathering several manually bracketed source images from the camera for eventual HDR/tone-mapping on the computer.

I thought it odd what’s seen in the left windows, which doesn’t at all look like what is actually out there, I see now because of the floor reflecting in that left hand glass. I had kind of thought the result was sort of similar to THIS PHOTO, although in that one from last summer the whole intent was for there to be a light duplication on one side from the other. Here it’s more a particle physics issue with how the photons behave, I guess. It was accidental and I didn’t even notice it until I was processing the photo on my computer. What you’d normally see out of the left window is the Westin Crown Center Hotel building.

Plus I thought this shot makes it kind of look like you’re in a tunnel and they’re coming to get you.

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Inside The Link – Pt. 2

Taken a few minutes after yesterday’s photo, looking east kind of northeast at sunset, inside The Link skywalk between Crown Center and Union Station.

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Crown Center Art Installation

Crown Center Art Installation

A look up at the public art installation and high-rise office buildings in Kansas City where Main and Grand Blvd intersect right where midtown ends and downtown begins.

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2010 American Royal Parade

I went out Saturday morning to get some shots of the American Royal Parade. These are from Grand Avenue between Crown Center and Truman Road.

1) At Truman Road looking south down Grand

2) One of the marching bands.

3) Ollie Gates and crew.

I especially liked the Gates Barbecue showing – the truck behind this car here was playing one of Tech N9ne’s new songs from the Gates Mixed Plate album.

4) Caballeros

5) John Deere tractors going up Grand Avenue

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Crossroads and Crown Center

Crossroads District at dusk

Photo taken Tuesday evening, Sept. 7, 2010 a little after 8 pm. About three weeks ago I went to the south end of the Convention Center Ballroom and took this photo of the Kauffman Center construction, and noticed then a view toward Crown Center would be interesting too with the lighting at dusk, and my telephoto lens pointed toward Crown Center instead of my wide angle lens for the Kauffman Center. And speaking of the Kauffman Center, I did end up taking another shot of it as well that I’ll probably post in a day or two.

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