The Kansas City skyline, while not formiddable, definitely has a very unique character. There is also a brand new addition, with the recent grand opening of the Kauffman Performing Arts Center. I have been wanting a good overall panoramic shot of the skyline, and last night provided a pretty good backdrop. Let me know what you think!
Despite the bone chilling temperatures this week, I somehow convinced myself to get out there and find some images capturing the cold nature of winter. Living in Kansas City, the winter can cut straight to the bone and leave you numb and weary. As I speak the windchills outside are reaching as low as -10 F. I think that is part of the reason I like living here. There may be bitter cold, but there is always something to look forward to. I feel like if I were to live in a climate where the seasons have far less variation, I would take it for granted and time would seem to fly by me without any checkpoints. I hope these images inspire you to go take in the cold weather so that at some point you can be that much more appreciative of a warm day in the middle of summer.
So it may be a little behind schedule, but it was the hollidays, so I get a break right? In Kansas City there are lights strung up all around the city, but there are two places that seem to have a famed reputation around this time of year. The first being the Plaza, on which every shop and restaurant have lights displayed, and every year a famous guest is invited to light the plaza on Thanksgiving. The lights will stay on into the first weekend of January.
The Second place is Crown Plaza near downtown. The whole plaza is lit with white christmas lights, and trimmed with red ornaments. During the winter season there is an outdoor skating rink in this plaza, making this a great destination this time of year.
It’s been a while since I last updated this site, but I have been pretty busy with work, wedding, and whatever else is thrown my way. That being said I haven’t been shooting as much as I would like to. This is a set that includes some big icons of the country club plaza shopping district in Kansas City, MO. The leaves were dancing with the wind and scratching a beat on the brick pavers and with all of the color falling off the trees it made for a fun shoot. There was a group of ladies watching as I knelt by the gutter to take the picture, and they were trying to figure out what was so interesting, and one even said “…maybe he’s trying to catch the leaves as they spin up.” I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
This is the eastern side of the country club plaza, with one of the most recognized towers in on the plaza. It has been gorgeous out the past few days in Kansas City, so I took that opportunity to shoot the sunset and twilight with some car trails(my favorite).