Delicate, intimate white rose petals enfold you as you see into a mysterious swirl of pastel, muted color.
This image is a macro photograph of a white rose, closely cropped to let you enter a world one does not usually see. While simple, the inner complexity of design is revealed in layers of form and texture.
Perfection in delicacy, only displayed for a short time in nature, but in a photo available to pleasure the eye anytime.
Mysterious and dreamlike, the mist of morning rises amidst a forest of trees rising from the waters.
This image was made at the Eastern end of Blue Springs Lake, part of Fleming Park in Jackson County, Missouri, on a foggy morning. There are layers of density in this image, and room for imagination and wonder of what might lie within.
A dramatic black sky against the stark white of the Christian Church in historic Sibley, Missouri, site of Fort Osage, the precursor to present day Fort Leavenworth.
This scene emphasizes the forethought in the architecture of the church building itself, as the cupola of the church forms an arrow pointing toward Heaven. The stark contrast in the image focuses the eye to the detail in the church, under a vast expanse of featureless sky. The white building symbolizes the triumph of light over the surrounding darkness. Built in 1910, it is still in use today.
You can almost feel the fog descending in this thickly wooded forest on an early morning.
This scene is in Fleming Park in Jackson County, Missouri, home of Lake Jacomo. Created on a rare foggy morning just behind a picnic shelter, there are many possible compositions within this frame. With the strong vertical lines to each side, the scene invites the viewer to enter into the sanctuary of the forest, amidst the enshrouding mist.
BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) locomotive crossing the Missouri River at Sibley, Missouri near Fort Osage. This vibrant image puts you there, on the tracks, with power and bulk looming in front of you! I was on bended knee behind my tripod on the tracks just past the bridge itself, and had only a moment to capture this as the locomotive was definitely headed my way. Photographic decisions had to be made correctly and on time to avoid disaster.
Detail of ice with texture along the Blue River Parkway in South Kansas City during a cold winter's morning.
This image is a close up of a small area underneath a frozen waterfall. Careful positioning and composition reveal detail that the passerby would miss. Everyone looks, not everyone sees. Venturing out into the wilderness, camera in hand and attentive to one’s surroundings allows you to discover wonderful things.
This is part of a collection of vintage vehicles at the Dekalb Guinn Farm in Northwest Missouri near Dearborn. Simple, bold and graphic, primary colors and chrome combine to display a sense of power in front of a limitless blue sky.
Clouds move and reveal a starry night over Union Station in Kansas City as the banners proclaim the Kansas City Royals the World Series Champions for 2015. They won it all this year over the New York Mets in five games.
2015 World Series Victory Rally, Union Station, Kansas City Skyline
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 will go down in history as the day Kansas City celebrated in style with hundreds of thousands of cheering fans at the 2015 World Series Victory Rally. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in five games by coming from behind in the final game to make it an exciting finish to a wonderful Series.
2015 World Series Victory Rally, November 3rd, 2015
Confetti and flags fly at the conclusion of the 2015 World Series Victory Rally at Union Station in Kansas City. The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in five games in the Fall Classic with historic come from behind victories in several games.
Remnants of the crush of people in evidence after the November 3rd Victory Rally for the 2015 World Series victory of the Royals over the New York Mets. Earlier in the day it was a standing room only crowd of hundreds of thousands of fans to see the team and the trophy.
Tipping the Drummer, 2015 World Series Victory Rally, Kansas City, Missouri
A young Royals fan tips the bucket drumming street performer set up in the middle of Main Street. The street was closed for the 2015 World Series Victory Rally, Tuesday, November 3rd, to accommodate hundreds of thousands of baseball fans.
Crown over Kansas City, Missouri, 2015 World Series Victory Rally
A young lady wears a crown while viewing a vast crowd of Royals fans at the 2015 World Series Victory Rally, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. This was purported to be one of the largest crowds in the history of Kansas City.
Crowd, North lawn, Liberty Memorial, World Series 2015 Victory Rally
A small slice of a huge crowd covering the North lawn of Liberty Memorial for the World Series 2015 Victory Rally for the Kansas City Royals. A sea of humanity celebrated as most of Kansas City turned out for a spectacular November day. Unusually warm temperatures helped everyone enjoy the festivities.
The J.C. Nichols fountain is blue for the Kansas City Royals run in the American League Division Series 2015 against the Houston Astros. The fountain was recently refurbished and is a very popular spot on the Country Club Plaza.
The Giralda Tower on the Country Club Plaza is lit in blue against a Royal blue evening to celebrate the Kansas City Royals participation in the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in October of 2015. This tower is a symbol of Kansas City's sisterhood with Seville, Spain, and is a half size replica of a Muslim mosque from the 12th Century. A Christian belfry was added to the original in 1568. The Giralda Tower stands 42 meters, or 138 feet, above 47th Street,diagonally across from the J.C. Nichols fountain.
The Roasterie DC3 'flies' against the backdrop of downtown Kansas City. The former TWA aircraft has become the trademark of The Roasterie coffee company, which air roasts coffee beans and offers tours underneath this aircraft at their headquarters just off Southwest Boulevard. The plane seems to be continuing its takeoff using the curve of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in the background.
Women's Leadership Fountain Royal Blue World Series 2015
The Women's Leadership Fountain at 9th and The Paseo in Kansas City is blue for the Kansas City Royals entry in the American League Division Series in 2015. This is the second fountain and the oldest working fountain in Kansas City. It was designed by George Kessler and John VanBrunt and was finished in 1899. It was restored over a thirty year period and completed in 2003.
A misty, foggy night at the Lee's Summit, Missouri, Magic Tree. This is a lone tree in a field at the very border of Lee's Summit, Missouri. The land owner does this as a service to the community, allowing each visitor to assign their own meaning to the experience. The halo effect is caused by moisture on my lens during the fog of the evening.
Looking east into downtown Kansas City from the west above Interstate 70 during the World Series 2014. Kansas City shows off the city for the world with Royals blue displayed on the Marriott Hotel downtown on the left, and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, at the right.
Northland Fountain, also known as the Spirit of Cooperation Fountain at North Oak Trafficway and Vivion Roads in the Northland of Kansas City, goes Royal blue for the World Series 2014. This fountain runs year round and produces amazing icefall sculptures in the winter.
Country Club Christian Church Royal Blue World Series 2014
Country Club Christian Church lights their building in Royal Blue during the 2014 World Series. Located on Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri the church is a landmark along the scenic drive to the Country Club Plaza from the south.