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Summertime
Barney Allis Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

LPS Event #106: Repetition

""THEME: Repetition. One way to generate interest in a photograph is to have repeating objects with all lines parallel to each other. It's both soothing and powerful! Examples: A picket fence, siding on a building, a forest of trees etc. You can introduce an element of chaos by having one of the elements not in sync with the others. It makes us want to reach into the photograph and fix it. Repetition is a powerful landscape photography technique.""

+Landscape Photography

My goal in capturing this photograph was to create a feeling of relaxation for the viewer in the summertime at this open air plaza. I used a 20mm wide angle lens, handheld, f11 at 1/320 of a second at ISO 250. The image was captured about an hour before sunset, with a low angle of warm light from the sun raking the scene from the right. Point of view was down low to capture a sweeping view of the overhead trellis that vanishes to infinity. I set the orange chairs on the left side of the frame so the viewer would want to have a seat and enjoy the summer sunset. The chairs on left also create a starting point for the eye and allow the viewer to meander through the courtyard to the azure blue sky.

Select or spot color was used to emphasize the arresting orange and blue color combination of the chairs & sky. The next step was to use inverse, converting the background to B&W & toning with a sepia color. Levels, spotting, cloning, masking, contrast & sharpening were adjusted in PS Elements on my trusted  iMac.

Photograph ©2017 Don Spenner

#kansascityphotography #barneyallisplaza #cityscape #landscape #vanishinglines #orangechairs #summertime #relax

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This Old Red Barn
Great Weekend Peeps

Captured in rural Missouri, USA on a hot summer's day.

Thanks to the curators of these great themes.
#FarmFriday +Farm Friday curated by +Ellie Kennard , +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle
+Johnny Wills #joinindaily todays theme "Through the Trees."

Available: http://fineartamerica.com/products/this-old-red-bard-don-spenner-canvas-print.html

Photograph © 2016 Don Spenner-All Rights Reserved
#oldredbarn #rural #redbarn #country
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For #joinindaily with +Johnny Wills

Today's theme is ARCHES 
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Lower Fox Creek School
Flint Hills Kansas, USA

The Lower Fox Creek School house sits on the Tall grass Prairie of Kansas. Classes began here in 1884 and continued until 1930. Constructed of limestone, the basic one room structure was home to the children of the prairie, where they learned the basics, reading, writing, arithmetic and geography.

Thanks to +Liz MC for #stairsthursday  +Stairs Thursday

More views: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/lower-fox-creek-school-don-spenner.html

#monochrome   #oldschoolhouse   #prairie   #flinthills   #donspennerphotography1015   #morninglight  
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I get a kick out of you.....

Children's Mercy Park
Sporting Kansas City MLS Soccer
http://www.sportingkc.com/

According to Topend Sports soccer is the worlds most popular sport with and estimated 3.5 Billion Fans.
http://www.topendsports.com/world/lists/popular-sport/fans.htm

#architecture #soccer #abstract #splitcolor #lines #negativespace #kansascityphotography #donspennerphotography ©2015 Don Spenner
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Royal Ascent
Schlitterbahn Water Park Kansas City, USA 

+Stairs Thursday curated by +Liz MC 

Detail:  Camera on tripod, matrix metered, -1.3 EV, 2500K color temp. timer, mirror up, ISO 1000, f8, 1 second.  

#nightphotography   #kansascityphotography   #goroyals  
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