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    The Great 2017 Eclipse
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Category: Night

Plaza Lighting Ceremony

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Everyone and Their Phones

Security

Balloon Man

Light Saber’s for Everyone

Anthony

Hazel

Cassie, Marc, & Sam

Merry Christmas Van

I met up with Angela, the Kids, and Angela’s mother to take in the Plaza lighting ceremony. My focus was the people, not so much the light show. Here are a few of my favorite shots from that evening. I plan to head back down there to capture a time lapse and several other shots, the closer we get to Christmas.

My KansasCity365 project on Instagram is in full swing and will likely drive me crazy at some point. My goal is to show 365 different photos of Kansas City, over the next year. Angela recommended I put all of the photos into a book at the end of a project. so look for details on that next year sometime. Follow along on Instagram, if you already don’t.

Keep up on Flickr and Instagram for more frequent posts. Also, if you’d like prints, head over to Society6.



The Great 2017 Eclipse

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Composite of the 2017 solar eclipse in Kansas City, Missouri

View of Kansas City at totality of the 2017 solar eclipse

Diamond Ring phenomena that occurs just before and after totality

Diamond Ring phenomena that occurs just before and after totality

Diamond Ring phenomena that occurs just before and after totality

After a whirlwind weekend of traveling through the southwest (more of those photos to come in the near future), we came home to a packed city waiting to view the Eclipse of the century. I had planned out a spot on the northwest side of the city, that I hoped wouldn’t be too packed. When I arrived to setup around ten in the morning it was pouring down rain, but I was the only one in the park. 🙂 The rain let up around a quarter after a eleven, just in time to setup and start the eclipse. Around noon the park started to fill up with people. I think by the time the full eclipse happened, there were only 30 people in the park.

I setup three cameras to shoot the eclipse. One pointed towards the sun, one pointed towards the city, and the other setup to time-lapse as the shadow passed over. As the eclipse approached, the clouds started rolling in. We hit totality just before the clouds rolled in. Where I was setup, there was just over a minute of totality, with the clouds it was almost cut in half. But still made for some exciting shots, and I was still able to capture the Diamond Ring phenomena, which I was most excited about.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do. Now it’s time to start planning for 2024.

Keep up on Flickr and Instagram for more frequent posts. Also, if you’d like prints, head over to Society6.



(un)Familiar Places

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Self Portrait | Nikon D7200 | Nikon 50mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | 15 sec. | Single exposure

Tributary

Tributary | Nikon D7200 | Rokinon 16mm | f/8| ISO 100 | 1/125 sec. | Single exposuret

Riverfront Park | Nikon D7200 | Rokinon 16mm | f/4| ISO 250 | 1/100 sec. | Single exposure

Hiding Spot | Nikon D7200 | Rokinon 16mm | f/4| ISO 100 | 1/125 sec. | Single exposuret

I spent a few evenings this week at two of my favorite spots along the Missouri River. I hadn’t been to these spots in a few months, and with the recents rains and flooding the landscapes at both had changed drastically. The trail I go to north of the city had about twenty feet of its banks washed away, making it feel like a completely new place. On the east side of the city, the banks had been battered, with trees down and large boulders showing that hadn’t been there before. Not to mention, part of the bank I thought I could walk through, but almost ended up in the river, not once, but twice.

Keep up on Flickr and Instagram for more frequent posts. Also, if you’d like prints, head over to Society6.



John “Buck” O’neil Bridge

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John “Buck” O’neil Bridge | Nikon D7200 | Rokinon 16mm | f/16 | ISO 100 | 15 sec. | 6 exposures

John “Buck” O’neil Bridge | Nikon D7200 | Rokinon 16mm | f/16 | ISO 100 | 10 sec. | 6 exposures

Date Night

Sunset on the River

Angela and I spent our Sunday evening sitting on an abandoned pier in the Rivermarket of Kansas City. I wanted to shoot the Buck O’neil Bridge (from a different perspective) and I knew it would be a nice place for us to sit down, relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

As always check me out on Flickr and Instagram. Also, if you’d like prints, head over to Society6. If you’ve seen a photo you want a print of, that is not in my store, contact me directly, and we can work something out.



Deluge

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Deluge I

Deluge II

Deluge III

I’ve always been obsessed with weather. Specifically, the spring and summer storm season. Earlier this week KC experienced one of the heaviest rain events we’ve ever seen. Most areas saw around four to five inches of rain within a few hours as heavy thunderstorms trained over the same areas. The lightning was intense, the thunder was loud, and of course the rain poured.

I happened to be at Angela’s house that night, where I camped out under a four foot by four foot overhang watching the rain and lightning. I actually forgot I grabbed my camera on my way up to see her. It wasn’t until the awe of the first intense storm had passed that I remembered and ran in an grabbed it. I stood out there for a good two hours just shooting away, mainly focusing on the street lights and passing cars as it poured. I came away with quite a few shots I enjoyed. I was attracted to the rain falling in these little slivers of light from the street lamps, and the way the lighting changed below the lamp as the rain came down harder and harder.

This is just a small sample of what I captured that evening. I plan to upload these and more to flickr, and of course, these three will also be on instagram. Also, my Society 6 page has been updated with new prints, so check it out.