Consecutive posts by coincidence of architect Moshe Safdie’s two buildings in Kansas City – yesterday’s West Edge post and these shots of the Kauffman Center’s northwest side. Last night while working on some photography for subcontractors on the Kauffman Center building I nabbed these shots with the moon while outside. I was able to get up on top of the canopy in Helzberg Hall and will have photos from that posted soon enough.
^ Literary embellishment on above photo – I see a face in the sky looking back at me. As a rule sometimes that’ll happen.
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 every once in a while when I’m visiting my grandmother who now lives in Stafford, roughly twenty miles to the north.
This photo is different than my normal in a few ways. I deactivated the telephoto lens’s auto-focus and manually trained it on the moon, allowing everything else to blur, including the foliage. I took several varied exposures for HDR to display the very subtle differences to be seen in color and contrast across parts of the photo. Actually I do that kind of thing frequently, but manually focusing on blissful, pastoral country settings take a bit of getting accustomed to for me. Normally I leave the serene nature photography to people who have more practice at it. I imagine those photographers are of a more serene and content personal nature in general as well. It makes one wonder.