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…

2010 Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition

I was asked to photograph this year's Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition ( https://www.gkcbc.com/ ) at the Uptown Theater last night (Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010). Definitely a fun event to document, and as far as event photography goes, this…

A Feedlot in Stafford County, Kansas

Monday, Aug. 23 at nightfall on my aunt and uncle's farm out in southern Kansas, Stafford County to be precise. This is in the feedlot area with the moon coming up on the horizon. Back in April, hours before BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig…

Pastures outside of Preston, Kansas

Photo taken this past Sunday evening. I see here in August the moon rises at just the right time for a certain dramatic effect. I was in Preston, Kansas, a tiny, and regrettably foundering town of which I have some ties to. I stop there…

Stafford Train Depot

The old unused train station/depot in Stafford Kansas, this past Saturday evening, 08/21/10. Maybe old unused depots are cliche subject matter, but whatever. This one has the red glow of the exit sign inside showing through the windows.…

Photowalk at the Union Station Pedestrian Bridge

Back on July 24th was the Worldwide Photowalk Day - there were two in Kansas City, one in the morning and one in the evening  starting in the Crossroads area. I took this one around the beginning of the evening, looking westward with some…

Kauffman Center near the Ballroom

Tuesday evening was a good night to get out and get some dusk pics. I had been meaning to try this angle for myself for a while after noticing some other photos taken around the south entrance to the Ballroom at the convention center. The…

John Paul Garcia

For as much as this photoblog and my own collection of pictures are KC-centric in one way or another, it's logical not just to illustrate only the up-to-date seven story buildings and whatever other pleasantries reside here - there's also the…

The Monahan Brothers

I went and photographed a gathering at Mill Creek Park on the Plaza on Monday, this one concerning last January's Supreme Court decision  Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in that, in what I imagine must have to be a pile of legalese…

The Abdiana Sign

The Abdiana Sign at about 20th and Grand, photo taken on the evening of July 24th during the Worldwide Photowalk.

Missouri Proposition C

A Kansas City Star article can cover the details of Missouri Proposition C. Groups both for and against the law concerning the recent health care reform bill protested at the same time, yesterday at 5 in Mill Creek Park/Nichols Fountain on…

Lines behind Union Station

A shot from early on in the Worldwide Photowalk on Sat. July 24th. We'd started at the Freighthouse went from there, with this taken from Main between Pershing and 20th.

Kauffman Center Rising

The Kauffman Center's ongoing construction as seen from about Pershing and Broadway on July 16, 2010. In other news I'm without my wide angle lens for the time being as it somehow mysteriously acquired a zoom ring problem, and I've had…

The cab business in Kansas City and Beyond

I read a few weeks ago that Ford will be completely discontinuing production of the Crown Victoria, the staple of cabs and police cars, next year. By that, I might grab a few extra police car and taxi cab photographs as I go, while the current…

The Western Auto Sign

On Saturday evening I took part in one of two Kansas City photowalks organized under the Third Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk, this past Saturday the 24th. Our walk started near the Freighthouse and wove around the Crossroads area,…

Downtown Skywall

From two Friday nights ago on Broadway west of Union Station, the view of the skyline via the telephoto effect at 365 mm of focal length.

Kauffman Center Geometry

Earlier on Friday I noticed at Truman Road somewhere between Grand and Main it would be fun to try a shot of the Kauffman Center with the sunset going down somewhere behind it.

Cosby Hotel Demolition Reprieve

The 1881 Cosby Hotel - In the local media lately for being saved from demolition at the last minute when it was determined at the pressure of local historic preservationist Adam Jones to leave the building intact. There were conflicting…

Old Downtown KC

While taking a Kauffman Center photo from Truman Road on Saturday evening, I noticed I like this view too - all that's good about the old buildings in KC, the first and second (AMC Mainstreet Theatre and Hotel President) were saved from…

The Changing Skyline

Keeping an eye out for new angles on the Kauffman Center building, I stopped again along Broadway west of Union Station on Friday evening and came away with several shots.

Paul Burns’ Story, Pt. 2

Brandon Cummins (left), Paul Burns (center), Justin Gardner (right) Link to Part One Back on June 23 I did some behind the scenes still shooting for a new short film about Kansas City resident Paul Burns, who was the victim of a terrible…

B&W Skyline

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…

Kobach/Arpaio Counter-Protest

On Tuesday evening (07/13/10) out in south Overland Park, Kris Kobach, the UMKC law professor who helped draft Arizona SB 1070 appeared for a speaking engagement with Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaiobefore a supportive crowd. On…

71 Highway

Last week while nabbing some more shots looking at the Kauffman Center construction, I turned my telephoto lens briefly to see what kind of shots could be had of 71 Highway and the traffic trails. In this shot my camera shutter was open…

Warrensburg and Old Drum

On Friday afternoon I drove down to Warrensburg, MO – my old college town where UCM resides, having graduated in December ’03. This was the first time being back to Warrensburg since fall of ’04, even though it’s actually not that…

Kauffman PAC Construction Pt 2

Another shot of the Kauffman PAC construction, from a slightly different viewpoint and thirty minutes later into the night than the prior post. Actually if I could do it again I would have started at this location first, as I thought this…

Kauffman PAC Construction at Dusk

Here’s an angle on the new Kauffman Center that I hadn’t tried yet, looking in a north-westerly direction toward the construction site via telephoto lens from about 25th and Troost, at one of the bridges above 71 Highway as it ingresses…

Signs up the street

On Monday night/early Tuesday morning when I was out getting new city photos, I ended my time capturing this telephoto view looking south, up the street toward some signs – a small part of the Muehlebach Hotel sign, and the blue parking…

Night of the Fouth, 21 Ten Condos

Seeing as I have this shiny new website and photoblog now, I was rather weary of having no new content, yet again. Therefore as we all consigned this year’s Fourth as a rain-out, I hobbled around one of my favorite areas of downtown KCMO…

Kauffman Center and Crown Center

Welcome to my first official posting on my newly overhauled website and photoblog. There are still numerous things wrong and I’m rather annoyed and tired about a lot of it, but I’m going to have to put some of it off for the next…