Sunday, April 29, 2012

Yellow Chalk

We visited a neighborhood festival yesterday that featured sidewalk chalk paintings. The style of the drawing ranged from simple scrawls from the small children to beautifully detailed works of chalk art.

To me this image of one of the artists captures the essence of an entertaining afternoon.

Nikon D7000, 70-200mm f/2.8, post in ACR/CS5/CFX

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The New Icon

Earlier this year Kansas City opened a major new public building. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts features a very modernistic architectural design. The building contains a 1,600 seat music hall and a 1,800 seat theatre, each under their own curved roof. This building will be one of the iconic images for Kansas City.

And every photographer in town will make their way there to take their own images. I made my way down there (with photography in mind) for the first time this morning. Went for the sunrise. The sun is now rising far enough north to illuminate the concrete and aluminum ribbed "backside" of the building. The morning provided some nice golden light for a few minutes.

These images are one from each dome. Enjoy!

Nikon D7000, 35-70mm f/2.8, Post in ACR, CFX

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Red Barn

Today took me on a errand up into the rural area north of Kansas City. When I left the house it was grey and overcast. But on the way home the skies started to open up.

The high sun and rows of clouds made for a nice image of this red barn. The slope of the hills, the surrounding fences and trees, and the color of the barn makes this a location to return to for fall colors, early light, possibly even an early snow fall.


Nikon D7000, Tokina 100mm f/2.8, PP with ACR & CFX