Photo plans involving some others on Saturday evening got changed, so I wound up taking pics of this little Twentieth Century urban modernist remnant from hell, along Central Street downtown between 14th and 16th Streets. I used my wide angle Canon 16-35 L II for the highway/convention center shots and my telephoto 100-400 L for the shot of the exterior of Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall.
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.
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 Summit Street vantage point I had driven to. So, I had to make due and think of something, and did a bit of fog/moving traffic/long exposure stuff. This shot is altered quite a bit from the original raw file I’m including below. I took the original, tilted some, cropped to a 16×9 aspect ratio, and then commenced some touching up. Original file below –