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Lower taxes, less government control, and more fiscal responsibility were a few of the many topics at the recent Tea Party in Kansas City, Mo. On April 15th, tax day, thousands of Americans voiced their opinion on the governments lack of accountability and responsibility. This peaceful protest was not a one party gathering, rather a group unified by the common belief of the government spending too much and taxing excessively as well. I attended both as a supporter as well as photographer. It was a great experience and opportunity for some excellent images as well. The main idea I wanted to portray was the variety of people and attitudes. I did not see just young people, or just elderly people, it was a mixture of all ages. I saw blacks, whites, and Hispanics amongst others I probably didn’t see. The enormity of these Tea Parties were downplayed by much of the local and national news organizations, even in Mid West America. This shows the declining honesty much of the media is suffering from. Even the local Kansas City Star had their own account of the event that did not give the credit due to this protest. Here are some images to show the scale and attitudes at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City where the Tea Party was held.

Slide show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/sets/72157616758441955/show/

 

MT

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

Tea Party by you.

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I have chosen my collection of street photography for my Creative Photography Class. Street photography has been around for ages, but for me to do it was creative. I try and catch the viewer somewhere between them oblivious and knowing I’m taking a photo. (I learned this from a photographer and can’t remember their name currently.)

Hope you enjoy.

Here is a slideshow of more street photography.

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Last night I managed to run a successful date and take some great images…with no tripod. Man I’m good!!! 🙂

I took these image at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City. I was in the mood for something a little different when I processed thes images, hence the black and white. The museum contains such intricate deatail that color can detract from. I wanted to capture the variety in tones as well as possible. These images were all taken with my Canon 5D and 17-40mm f/4L lens. Since I didn’t have a tripod with me I used benches, railings, and the floor as my rest. I did not want to sacrifice image quality by using a higher ISO and hand holding the camera. I am very pleased with the results. I hope you enjoy and take a look at my slideshow on flickr of more Nelson Atkins shots. http://flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/tags/nelsonatkinsartmuseum/show/

I will be adding more throughout the week so check back soon.

MT

 

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