I hopped around the Crossroads yesterday evening on First Friday with a friend who encouraged me to go do something. I used three lenses, the fisheye, my wide angle, and my telephoto for these 21 shots affixed to my Canon 5D MK II – August 5, 2011. The somewhat unexpected below-100 degree weather made the evening more bearable for everyone.
After my taekwondo class ended I grabbed my camera bag last night and ran out to the plot of land that the “L-Shaped House” used to sit on, intending to get some Kauffman Center construction telephoto shots. Instead I was more fond of the general downtown skyline pictures I nabbed, until it started raining so hard I had to stop. Hopefully the Canon 5D Mark II camera is weather sealed really nice, as it did get rained upon quite a bit in my mad dash back to the car.
Above: Part of downtown including the Bartle Hall Skystations and the One Kansas City Place building, Kansas City, Missouri not long before it started raining hard.
Below: A view across the Crossroads District toward Crown Center and Liberty Memorial. I-35 traffic in the foreground.
-Evening of May 11, 2011.