Plaza Lights

Christmas lights on the Country Club Plaza is a nationally known celebration of the holiday season.  Each year, on the evening of Thanksgiving, and with over 150,000 in attendance, 30 miles of colorful lights ignite the historic shopping, dining and entertainment district. Traditional Christmas photographs of the seven main towers (replicas of those in Seville,… Continue reading Plaza Lights

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Central Kansas

Hays, KS is the site of the annual 5-State Photography Competition, and we were proud to once again have images selected for recognition by the Judges. Images in this selection were from side trips, in and around Hays.  This old stone home is in what little is left of Dover, KS, where a tractor dealer… Continue reading Central Kansas

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American Royal

The American Royal, one of Kansas City’s premier fall events, annually hosts the World’s largest barbecue contest, one of the Midwest’s largest and oldest livestock exhibitions and professional rodeos, prestigious horse shows and  is home of the National Championship Saddlebred horse competition. The American Royal Rodeo was voted one of the top five rodeos in… Continue reading American Royal

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Kauffman Center

The opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has proved to be widely popular with local residents.  Tours of the facility are booked for months.  From my perspective, every interior architectural angle of the complex begs to be photographed.  Like many others I aimed my camera at the intersections of glass and concrete,… Continue reading Kauffman Center

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Title Club

Dayon Burnett is the middle-weight Golden Gloves champion, and has been for the past three years.  He works 12-hour days coaching and teaching and three different area clubs, including the Title Boxing Club.  An image of an exhausted fighter, sitting in the corner of the ring was needed, and Dayon cheerfully volunteered.  He reminded us… Continue reading Title Club

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Golf Extras

In addition to the long drives,  the blasts from the sand, the lost balls and the great putts, opportunities still exist for creative photography.  

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Carnival Lights

On a cool weekend night, the Carnival is in town for Old Settler’s Days.  Time-exposure images of the rides make for colorful abstracts.  The clock tower is a combination of several images.  

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Exhibit Entries

“Apple Pi” was selected by Juror Jan Schall, with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as one of the top three entries in the 2011 Art Fest.  In addition to a cash award, the image was purchased by Johnson County, to be on permanent display within one of the office buildings.  The image illustrates the irrational… Continue reading Exhibit Entries

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Midwest Classic

James Nitties won the 2011 Midwest Classic this past week.  The Nationwide Tour event was held at the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lion’s Gate, hosted by the Kansas City Crusaders.  Markline donated over 30 hours of photography and post-processing to support the effort of the Crusaders in association with over 60 participating charities, including Children’s… Continue reading Midwest Classic

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Rocky Mountain National Park

  A quick morning tour from Estes Park to Granby, Colorado.  The early hour presented an excellent opportunity for high-contrast photography. The Rockies always offer superb opportunities for quality images.  

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