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Pershing & Main – Kansas City

I don’t know what else to call this post but one night I threw together a few new shots from in The Link above Main, then outside of Union Station with the Boat Anchor for the Titanic Exhibit – then one at the end of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington Square Park.

 

Fisheye lens for all of the skywalk shots –

Switch to regular wide angle lens for a couple of the front –

then back to the fisheye…

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Inside Kansas City Above-Street Skywalks Pt. 2 of 2

Second round of these shots from last Saturday afternoon. The first few are from Crown Center above Grand Avenue and some at the end are from the 10th and Wyandotte skywalk between the hotels.

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Photo Tip for TKC Commenters from 12th and Wyandotte

Lollygagging around this area the other afternoon…

Protip to one or two dopes in the comments sections of my favorite Kansas City blogger Tony’s Kansas City that there’s no special “star filter” for when the sun shines like this, it’s shooting with a narrow aperture (this was at f/16). When it’s that narrow the lens aperture blades refract the light in the same shape of the aperture onto the sensor (or film). You’re my community service for the day.

Next…

This was an f/10 aperture; you’ll notice the “starburst” look isn’t as pronounced now with a wider aperture and more protons flying through the wider aperture and onto the sensor.

 

 

^Did a symmetrical photoshop hoo-haa with it.

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Inside Crown Center’s Link Skywalk on a Stormy Sunday

On Sunday afternoon I went for pics as a storm blew through Kansas City – I went to the Link skywalk, also referred to as the above-street honkey tubes – at Crown Center for shots as the storm blew over. I’ve done pictures in this skywalk before but only the sections above Pershing and Main, while these shown here are more above Grand Avenue. I hope the commenters on the blog of my BFF Tony’s Kansas City like the profuse amount of camera tilting I used.

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Union Station And The Link’s HVAC Reflections

Inside The Link in February

Yet another fisheye lens photo, and my fifth and final shot from my series of photos taken from inside The Link Skywalk between Union Station and Crown Center on the evening of Saturday February 12th. These kind of visually complicated things under the right lighting are pretty much my favorite things to do with photography. The ceiling and HVAC reflections in the glass wouldn’t be nearly so evident without the HDR/tone-mapped processing I applied by taking multiple exposures in-camera and blending them on my computer.

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