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Eiffel Tower via Las Vegas

Home after 3 days in Florida. Didn’t shoot much while there but I got a lot of aerial photos on my way to Florida. Once I get some time from another project I’m working on I may get to them. Right now I’m a wee bit tired from traveling so keeping things simple.

This is the Eiffel Tower that is apart of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. When I got to Las Vegas I stay at the Planet Hollywood next door and they are both owned by Caesars Entertainment. Since I deal with hotel staff I got the word that there was a main power line cut to the Paris Hotel and that the hotel was evacuated and shut down until they could repair the cut. I found out later they got everything back up by 1 AM and let people back in.

That night I wandered over with my tripod and snapped a few shots. It was weird because the casino and hotel were completely dark. There was no light. There were security and Las Vegas police blocking all entrances. I guess the Eiffel Tower was on a different power feed so it was lit up and since there was almost no traffic I could set up almost anywhere. One of the officers looked at me and I just pointed up towards the tower and he was happy that I wasn’t trying to get in or ask when I could get in to get my stuff. I was thrilled that no one was going to walk into my shot.

Editing this one I did things a bit different. Trying a new workflow out to be quicker and I only add one curves adjustment and a lot less dodging and burning. So far so good because I am tired and really not in the mood to edit. I stayed in RGB mode and only did a light burn to the base of the tower. I was going to add some Intensify or even HDR it up but when I loaded it into either program it just wasn’t doing it for me. So I sharpened the image and called it done.


Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas

1 reply on “Eiffel Tower via Las Vegas”

The photo of Los Vegas’ Eiffel Tower is a neck bending view. Don’t know how many people stand at the bottom that close (looks close) and looks to the top. It does detail this Tower for the viewer. My question, can people go into the Eiffel Tower? I can only imagine the view one would get at the top. It is a cute detail shot from the photographer’s view. I enjoyed.

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