Prior to my KC trip, I had read that the WWI Memorial was a great place to get a view of the city, so I planned to be there to take advantage of that. Luckily, my hotel happened to be a short 5 minute walk away so it worked out nicely. I spent probably 2 hours up there, taking all sorts of shots not just of the city but also the area around the WWI Memorial. It’s really a beautiful place. When darkness starting arriving, I made sure to position myself in just the right place to optimize my view. I sat on the edge of a big wall (which dropped off a good 50 feet to a lawn below), taking tons of shots, until a policeman asked me to get off the wall. Apparently there have been some accidents where folks have fallen off the wall, so he didn’t want me to ruin his evening I guess. He was kind enough to let me fire off this last HDR so I thank him for that!
This is a 5 exposure HDR shot at f/10, with exposures from 0 to -4. They were merged into an HDR in Photomatix and adjusted in PSE and Aperture.