I have long maintained an employ at the Kansas City Board of Trade. Here are a few shots of the wheat futures pit during a couple of closing sessions last week.

The KCBT is the world’s largest market for the Hard Red Winter Wheat grown in this region of the country, with futures and options contracts on the wheat traded electronically and in the old-style open-outcry trading pits that have been around since the Board’s inception in 1856 – making it Kansas City’s oldest business still in operation.

These were all shot with a lens aperture of f/4.0 with the light sensor’s ISO cranked up to 12,800. There are things you can do with these modern DSLRs like a Canon 5D Mark II that you wouldn’t have been able to get away with that long ago.