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    photos :: Around Kansas City on an attractive spring day (Broadband Recommended)

    All photos shot using high dynamic range imaging, Saturday March 31, 2007.

    The Crossroads...

























    The wind screwed up this photo:





    Around Liberty Memorial...





















    The Plaza...














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    I don't know what "high dynamic range imaging" means, but they look like old time postcards. Except for the new cars. Can you explain??

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    high dynamic range (HDR) is the process of essentially taking three (sometimes more) identical photos but with different aperture openings and/or shutter speeds, using the bracketing function on the camera. Then, using software on the computer in the editing process (Photoshop CS or Photomatix Pro) to merge the three photos into one. Through tone mapping, the high dynamic range is revealed.

    It's my favorite form of photography right now, though I do admit I sometimes overdo it.

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    a few comments:

    1) IMHO, a little goes a long way in photographic effects; soem of teh plaza pictures look a bit 'odd'

    2) The neighbirhood just south of Dowtown KCMO is soooo ripe for redevelopment...very good bones

    3) I miss KC
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    I sky in the Plaza photos looks too surreal. Great pictures overall. I'm looking forward to visiting KC this summer for a wedding. I've never been to a big city on the Plains before.

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    Big City on the Plains??? Never heard that one before. Hardly plains there!

    I think the pics were great! I am impressed. Thank You for sharing.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Thanks for the pix. I'm jealous that you already have leaves on March 31st.

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    The vividness and variety of colors is very striking. So many photos of cities look so gray and drab. Very nice montage. Having never really seen Kansas City, except at 70 mph on the interstate, it is nice to see another part.
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    I'll be visiting KC more often now that my best friend will be moving there next year. I always get turned around (planners don't get 'lost') near the Country Club Plaza, Ward Parkway, State Line Road area.
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    Last time I was in KC I was 8 years old... and from looking at the pictures... I remember none of it.

    Interesting pictures, I did not realize KC had such a skyline.
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    Great photos, thanks for posting. I'm from Lawrence and attend KU...I really appreciate shots like these that show KC so well.

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    Quote Originally posted by mjminnis View post
    Great photos, thanks for posting. I'm from Lawrence and attend KU...I really appreciate shots like these that show KC so well.
    Welcome!! from a former Jayhawk.
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    is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else
    Because opinions are like voices we all have a different kind". --Q-Tip

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    As a teenager and a young adult I would to go into KC for a concert, or a day-long date at the Nelson and then a meal at the Lobster Pot in the old train station. The last time I was downtown KC was on 9/11/01 visiting an old friend. The place was dead that day. Hardly a soul on the street. I would like to think it was just that particular day. I understand that things have gotten better downtown since then. I also forget about the KC skyline when I am away for years. Thanks for the photos.

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    Quote Originally posted by the north omaha star View post
    Welcome!! from a former Jayhawk.
    Rock Chalk !!! Jayhawk !!! K !!! U !!!

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