The fountain at Union Station

Kansas City has a wonderfully restored train station, known as Union Station, and the fountain out front is equally impressive. It was created by the H&R Block Foundation as a gift to the city, which is actually known as “The City of Fountains”. As you can tell, it was later in the evening when I was there and I was happy to find it still operating. The nice part about being somewhere late is that you don’t have a lot of folks in the shots. I had spent the earlier part of the evening at the WWI Memorial atop a hill that faces Union Station, taking all sorts of shots, many of which included this fountain, though from a pretty good distance. The route back to my hotel went past this, and I figured why not grab a few close-ups?


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  • Joe Morris 5y

    Killer reflections. Nice shot Jim! Faved!
  • Andy 5y

    Its great to have these grand railway stations. The Austin stations is pathetic.

    Fantastic light and great reflections.
  • Theaterwiz 5y

    The master of the water shots strikes again!
  • 5y

    Stunning Jim!!!! Well done!
  • Jeff Schreier 5y

    Nice shot, Jim. You did great with the lighting.
  • David Shield 5y

    Excellent exposure and clarity! You nailed this one!!
  • AustinPixels 5y

    Superb Jim!!
  • Denzil Burriss 5y

    Nice work Jim. Great job getting the exposure. It is tough to get anything but reflection or black in the fountain.
  • Pachelbel Canon 5y

    Spectacular, and excellent work with the lighting
  • CallMeJackie 5y

    perfect composition, reflections and light. makes me want to throw a rock in the pond :)
  • Peter Talke Photography 5y

    Jim, so beautiful!! Great great shot!!
  • Jerry Spain 5y

    Very nice reflection Jim.
  • Dan Chui (on/off!) 5y

    Cool reflections~ great capture!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Kit Downey 5y

    Sweet night time shot Jim - love those reflections.
  • David Gn 5y

    Wow! Gorgeous reflection! Spectacular night shot!
  • –tradewinds•> 5y

    the light and reflection are stunning!
  • Kay Gaensler 5y

    Awesome shot, Jim! I love the light and the silky fountains!
  • Matt 881back soon pc probs 5y

    superb use of the shutter speed great image Jim
  • Khweled27 'Panda' 5y

    I like the reflections of the building behind the fountain.

    That + the fountain just made this image soo beautiful :)

    Great shot.
  • Loco Steve 3y

    Hi Jim very cool night Shot well done..
    I have a new series of groups along the Southwest Chief Route you are very welcome to add this to the above group if you wish ..Hope you are having fun With Thanks Steve..
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