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One of my favorite places to photograph in Kansas City is at the Liberty Memorial overlooking Union Station and the downtown area.  The view is pretty amazing an any given night.  Judging from the number of people that are usually there, I'm not the only one who feels that way.  The image below was captured on January 13 of this year, at the time the Kansas City Chiefs were making their run in the playoffs.  Union Station, the Downtown Marriott, and some of the other buildings in the downtown area were showing the Chief's colors in support of the home team.  

The image was captured a little after the sun had gone down.  It was dark enough to require a longer exposure and tripod to keep the camera steady.  For this shot, the shutter was open for 2.5 seconds to allow in enough light.  An aperture setting of f/8 and ISO of 640 rounded out the exposure triangle to get a decently exposed image.  In post production, the shadows were brought up and the vibrance and saturation were boosted to bring out the colors.  

Although my preference is to shoot landscape and nature images, I don't mind venturing into the city once in a while for a change of scenery.  This is a great place to do it. 

Chiefs Union Station