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Ken Smith
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Kansas City Skyline--Where to Shoot?


I'll be headed to KC for a day trip. I'd like to take a picture of the skyline, or something that captures the essesence of KC.

If you're familiar with Kansas City, where would you recommend I go for a nice outdoor, landscape picture? For example, maybe it's at ??? park, looking north in the morning, to get the main downtown. Or, maybe it's somewhere along the MO river.

Thanks.


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8/6/2005 7:11:36 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Resending. Anyone from KC out there?


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8/8/2005 8:03:33 PM

 
Julie L. Curiel
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  Hi Ken!

I'll try to help. I live in Salina but lived in KC for several years. You might try shooting a skyline pic from the top of the liberty memorial. I think it's open even at night but you might check. The Liberty Memorial is downtown. All the other locations I know for good skyline shots would involve parking your car alongside the road and risking your life to get a good photo. NOt sure if you want to do that. If you're looking for the essence of KC, you might also try shooting some nice pics down at the plaza or at Crown Center. KC is known for their beautiful fountains and there are a lot in both of these locations. The Union Station would also be another pretty place for pics.

Hope that helps! Do you live in Kansas or just visiting?

Julie


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8/9/2005 8:22:42 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Here's a shot from Liberty Memorial to give you an idea. Hope it's not too late.


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8/9/2005 8:49:09 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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I can't figure out how to upload it since they've changed the format. I'll try one more time.


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8/9/2005 8:50:43 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/24/2005
  Hey Sharon, that's a great picture!!
I think Julie and Sharon have gave you excellent locations. Union Station is incredible inside as well as out. I haven't been able to get there to reshoot since I've purchased my new camera since there is major construction going on now and it's hard to get downtown from the northland. If you do manage to come north of the river there are some really pretty nature spots to check out. Let me know if you are interested.


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8/9/2005 9:12:46 AM

 
Julie L. Curiel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2003
  Sharon! A fellow Kansan I see? Or MO? Union Station is BEAUTIFUL inside you're right. I was at a wedding that had their reception there last year and the lighting is a photorapher's dream!


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8/9/2005 9:27:07 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Thanks, everyone. And thanks Sharon for the nice picture. What time of day did you take this?

I live in Omaha, NE. My Father-in-Law lives in KC


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8/9/2005 5:10:17 PM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  My camera EXIF says I took it at 1:15 p.m. on 5/31/04. That sounds about right too. Yes, I'm not in KC but I don't live too far from the city.


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8/9/2005 5:53:32 PM

 
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