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City Hall Garage Looking West at Dusk

Downtown KC Sunset, Nov. 2010

A quick project I’m working on briefly has taken me back to the top of the city hall garage for a couple of recent sunsets. This shot of the old Power and Light Building with the H&R Block Headquarters and the Bartle Hall pylons (technically called Skystations I believe) was something additional I noticed while up there, and thought it would be fun to shoot at the end. Just for laughs I took an iPhone photo of my big camera rigged after I took this one. Because of the very high guard rails on newer garages like the city hall garage, I had to raise the tripod about a foot higher than my head and compose the shot looking up at the live view function on my camera’s LCD.

I took five exposures at one stop apart each bracketed manually for eventual HDR work on the photo to get the evened out colors and tones in the sky.

Here’s that iPhone shot –

Getting the photo in the lovely City Hall Garage.

Reminder: Photography show at The Hook Gallery in Westport on Friday December 3rd. Here are the Facebook and Yelp listings.

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B&W Skyline

Three Skyscrapers

I took this in June on Broadway west of Union Station while getting sunrise shots of the Kauffman Center construction. Of course, I had I hopes for a fun color photo here, but I haven’t got my hands on a haze filter just yet. So black and white was called for, since I still wanted to do something with this photo. I had invested too much time trying to take it that I wouldn’t let it go.

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