As you might have noticed I’ve accumulated a lot of Kauffman Center shots lately. What ones I post for the time being will likely focus on the exterior as I gather more over time as the building nears completion and opening in September. Due to the fog on the morning I took this the downtown skyline is obscured from view behind the Kauffman Center building.
On this photo my method was a bit atypical as I still used my ultra-wide angle lens (Canon EF 16-35 L II f/2.8) but I shot with it at 27mm instead of my normal very wide 16mm that the lens allows. It was a “framing” issue that called for it in this instance.
I was out in the fog of Sunday morning getting some new shots, among them this of 17th and Broadway in the Crossroads District of KCMO just outside of the downtown loop. If not for the fog you’d see a skyline behind the Kauffman Center from this spot if I recall. The real estate market is said to be an uncertain one in the immediate vicinity of the Kauffman Center, so I figured I’d get my shots in now just in case.
Meanwhile I’ve recently gotten a bit of extra publicity with one of my Libya protestor photos from a week ago.
Here we have a look at the Kauffman Center construction site at sunrise on the morning of Wednesday, October 6th. I was mostly hoping for a shot like this, except when I got to the site at Summit Street in the West Side I couldn’t help but think that the billboard and Denny’s restaurant sign between my lens and the Kauffman building seriously messed things up. Whatever… I can’t chop them down.
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 –