While gathering yet more shots of the Kauffman Center construction, I turned my telephoto lens a bit to the southwest while standing on McGee at sunset on Wednesday October 6th. This is a shot of the Assurant Building, the Westin Crown Center Hotel, Liberty Memorial, and One Park Place back in the distance. I’ve been using five or six manually bracketed RAW files at varying light exposures and merging to HDR with Photomatix recently for these shots with extremely gradual changes in color and tone that come about so often when you’re shooting photos right after sunset.
On Saturday afternoon the Zombie Walk For Hunger made way through the Plaza with participants dressed as the walking dead, collecting canned goods and cash donations for homelessness in Kansas City. The participants who dressed as zombies also contributed donations as well.
At 3pm the walk began, and afterwards a small bit of filming took place in Mill Creek Park for the post-apocalyptic web series Dead Wait, of which I am taking still photos of the production this season.
A protest took place on Friday in front of KCPT on behalf of libertarian Senate candidate Jonathan Dine, who was unfortunately excluded from an upcoming televised debate at KCPT prior to the November elections due to potentially inaccurate voter polling. Dine will be in the race for the Senate seat against Robin Carnahan and Roy Blunt.
On Thursday evening I took a few shots for Jason Kander to utilize in his campaign for re-election as State Representative for the 44th District in Missouri, which falls in the boundaries of a good section of KCMO. Jason and I were 1999 graduates of Bishop Miege High School. November elections are less than a month away now, so Jason and all others seeking higher office are keeping busy these days.
On Monday evening while gathering a couple extra Kauffman Center shots I was lucky enough to come across something else I liked with the downtown highway loop and the bridge fencing at Grand and Truman Road. Sure it’s horrid urban planning with Interstate highways choking off huge sections of downtown, but it can make for fun photos. Also, it’s about time I update my site’s gallery with more recent stuff from this past spring and summer, some of which you may have seen photoblogged previously. Check out the May Thru July 2010 Gallery by clicking here. Also, the new set of photos is the featured gallery on my portfolio site’s homepage, so a slideshow of the 128 images can be seen just by going to https://www.ericbowersphoto.com.