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Foggy Fisheye Fun with Bus Blur

Bus movement and motion with my fisheye lens on a foggy Sunday morning, September 19, 2010.

To the nearby hotel valets and office building security guards I know I was evincing the appearance of a crazy person lying on the ground behind a tripod on the street corner at 7:30 am Sunday morning. Sometimes we’re not always in control of our fate. Anyway, I used my fisheye lens here and took several long-exposure shots of buses going past, and then a bit of layer masking primarily during part of the fancy computerin’ processes, and there ya go…

I’ve thought for a long time Baltimore Ave. downtown is a good looking street. That and its high frequency of bus thru traffic lends well to… photos of Baltimore Ave. with buses going all over.

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Inside a downtown skywalk

Skywalk Glass Reflections

During the Fiesta Hispana I had the idea to go hop into the skywalk connecting the Marriott and Muehlebach Hotels at 12th and Wyandotte and see if anything interesting was to be had from up there. I tend to gravitate towards these kind of window/glass reflection things like this, and they’ve actually led to photo sales in the past. Here’s another shot I took down on the street underneath the skywalk just over nine months prior on January 2nd, 2010. In this photo above I’m pointing the camera and lens toward the southeast, though with the reflection coming in from the glass behind me, you can see the Bartle Hall convention Center and a couple of the Skystation pylons as well, although those are actually to the southwest of where I was located. Between the One Kansas City Place tower and the Muehlebach Hotel, you can kind of see an air vent inside the skywalk I was situated in. Crazy visual complications like that get me all excited.

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Scene from Fiesta Hispana

Horse Statue at Barney Allis Plaza

This past weekend was the Fiesta Hispana at Barney Allis Plaza in downtown KCMO. Honestly I did not get any actual good photos of anything pertaining to the festival itself, although I did nab a couple of general, urban scene type of shots, this being one, and another coming tomorrow. Here we have quite a horse statue in the park across from the Marriott Hotel, with the old art-deco Municipal Auditorium behind.

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