I have an idea

I wish it was an American version of Hong Kong. That is all.

Kauffman Center Interior – Pt. 1

On Monday Sept. 20 I went on a tour of the Kauffman Center's interior with a group from Hallmark. Since there were a number of useful photos resulting,  I might stagger this across two or three posts total - so here's Part One.

High Contrast Fountain

The fountain on the south end of Liberty Memorial right by the entrance to the World War I Museum. Actually I had wanted to go to the top of the memorial for skyline photos but was unaware that it's closed on Monday, so I decided the best…

Kauffman Center’s One Year To Go Celebration

Sunday evening the Kauffman Center held its One Year To Go concert event with singer Chaka Khan at the Power and Light District. The Kauffman Center was nice enough to allow me media access for some shots, as they used a couple images last night…

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. I especially liked the Gates Barbecue showing - the truck behind this car here was playing…

Baltimore Ave. Sunday morning

Something else from Sunday morning. Here I was kneeling next to my car on Baltimore in downtown KCMO, which spooked one of the City Center Square building's security guards initially - crouching alongside a parked car in the very early …

Foggy Fisheye Fun with Bus Blur

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…

Foggy Kansas City Sunday Morning

Something from Sunday morning in downtown Kansas City. Naturally I couldn't sleep so I went out for sunrise photos, intending for a yet a couple more Kauffman Center shots but finding so much fog that it was totally obscured from the…

Tracy Ward Mocks the Red Light Cameras

On Saturday I caught up a bit with Tracy Ward and a few other members of the Liberty Restoration Project as they held one of their semi-frequent protests of KCMO's automated ticket issuing cameras. Tracy is currently campaigning for the…

Kansas City Waterfire 2010

Saturday night was kind of a wash in a lot of ways. I came away satisfied with two or three pics, though the Waterfire event didn't live up to expectations this year. First, three shots from the evening I kind of liked. Alright…

Kauffman Center – mid September

Another photo from Thursday evening when I was running around playing with my new Canon 5D Mark II. I figured I might as well end it with another Kauffman Center shot.

A new camera is a good excuse

I ordered a new Canon 5D Mark II so I could retire my old workhorse original version 5D to a leisurely life serving as a backup or secondary camera body when I need to use a couple different types of lenses at the same time. So seeing as…

Inside a downtown skywalk

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…

Scene from Fiesta Hispana

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,…

Kansas City Chiefs Logo

Football season is starting obviously, so the Kansas City Chiefs logo was painted (in a tasteful, symmetrical fashion, mind you) on the north lawn of Liberty Memorial in front of Pershing across from Union Station. Photo from the afternoon…

Kauffman Construction Again

While over on the lawn of the Convention Center Ballroom on Tuesday night getting telephoto shots of the Crossroads and Crown Center, I put on the wide angle and moved over a bit for yet another shot of the Kauffman Center construction and…

Union Station and Cloudiness

A nice, cool September day of cloud cover and a bit of free time in the afternoon, I thought it would be fun to go grab a couple shots. For this one I actually had in mind something black/white and high contrast along with the clouds before…

Crossroads and Crown Center

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…