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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spring sunset

I saw this while driving by and was immediately reminded of the houses with shadows of Winslow Homer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

early alium

Shot at a some longtime friend's home in Waldo in early May.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Shot last March in Midtown, of course, the Valentine area.  The venerable Uptown Theater.  I saw Nickel Creek here a few years ago and loved it, of course--the music, performers, theater, everything.  The worst seat in the house is still good.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Plaza Spring

For anyone who's followed here, you'll know I was walking on the Plaza with a friend at the beginning of May after a Spring rain and saw this tree.  I had to get to the car, get my camera and shoot it.  I love getting shots of Spring rain on flowers and leaves.

Friday, June 24, 2011


I shot this, too, at the longtime friend's home in their garden in Waldo in early May.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Church with thunderhead

I was coming up out of the Plaza on Main Street and saw this huge thunderhead forming and then Visitation Catholic Church came into view. I immediately knew I wanted to stop and see if I could incorporate the two into a shot. This is what I got. I think it worked. There was a lot more to the building clouds but you work with what you got, for sure. (Sat., June 18, about 7:30 PM)
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Monday, June 20, 2011


Walking on the Plaza at the beginning of May, I saw this tree after a rather soft, Spring rain.  Between the different shades of red and the greens and then the late day sun shining on it at a fairly straight angle, from the West, I liked how it looked.   

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I shot this just this week--last Thursday evening on the way home. It's from Smithville Lake. I wasn't looking for anything with a Father's Day theme especially--honest. I just saw this, liked it and shot. Anyway, again, happy Father's Day out there to all the Dads.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

setting moon, KCK

I shot this from the Broadway Bridge in early May on the way home.  It's looking into Kansas City, Kansas, of course.  I've found I can get some pretty reliable shots heading North like this at times, at sunset.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

KU Spring

Again, from early May on KU's campus this Spring.  This was just outside the bookstore.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011


Shot at another friend's home--again in early May--this time out near Blue Springs.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Spring white

I found these just off the Plaza, mid-May, during a soft Spring rain.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spring rain

I shot this last month, on a Thursday evening on Cinco de Mayo after a Spring rain.   I learned shooting rain on flowers and leaves, especially in Spring, can make for great shots.  I think so, anyway.  This was on the Plaza.  I love these trees.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Spring on KU campus

I was on KU's campus in early May and caught this.  Flowers in general but Spring flowers, in particular, make photography easier, for sure.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sunset at Jack's

Good food.  Nice place.  Great revamp of a building, too.  Great save.

impromptu paperweight

While at the Brookside Art Fair this year--a couple weeks ago--I went by a bank's booth (Midwest Bank, I believe) and they had a few great rocks on some papers--handouts--as paperweights.  I saw this one and loved it immediately.  The rock itself is terrific but the contrast of it on this white background was, I thought, really wonderful.  Anyway, it isn't the first time I photographed rocks in Brookside.  The young ladies had picked this up from the nearby rock garden to hold down their papers.  Great serendipity and contrast.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I saw this in Westport one Sunday morning last month.  I immediately liked the red, for starters, but also the textures.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Winter sunset

I shot this on the way home, going along I-70 this past March.  I loved the way the clouds obscured much of the sunset but let this much through and shaped it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

architecture as sculpture

The Bloch Gallery at the Nelson, of course.  I love this building.  Sure, it's best at dusk and after, when lit but during the day, it still shows very well, for sure.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

the photography class

This is surely some photography class I found doing their work on the South lawn of the Nelson this past early April.  I don't know if they're with the Art Institute or what--I imagine they are.  I liked how this shot came out--a photograph of the photographers.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Spring shed II

Near the house this last Spring, March, as the Earth was waking up.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Shot--you guessed it--on the way to work.  It's along 291 highway, just North of Independence.  I love shooting river bottomland, especially when you can get a backdrop of hills seemingly shooting straight up.  Also, I loved how isolated this little shack is.  I'd love to know the story behind it--why it's there, who built it.  I'm sure it was/is for business.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Brookside brilliance

I was dog- and house-sitting last week in Brookside again.  Whenever I do, whatever the month, I always walk the neighborhood and shoot what I can.  With all the gardens and flowers and sunsets, it makes it easy to find things to shoot.