This is a fountain outside of Caesars Palace Las Vegas. It’s a popular selfie or couples photo spot. I may or may not have jammed why in with the tripod after waiting for what could or could not have been 800 couples posing in front of it.
I finally got a 22″ monitor here in Thailand so I can now see what I am editing! Yay for cheap hardware world wide!
I guess that this is what its called. It’s in the area known as the LINQ in Las Vegas. It was one of the hardest shots to get that night. It took me forever to finally get it all dialed in to get the shot. I had to make sure I had a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the wheel. Even though it was moving at a snails pace I was still blurring the shots.
The LINQ was also one of the few places I got asked to stop shooting. There was a private event going on there and the guard asked me if I was with the event. I answered no and so he asked me to stop shooting. No fuss and I said understood and happily went on my way. I had finally gotten my shot.
If someone was to ask me one of the least likely places I would go Las Vegas ranks high up there. It’s not my favorite place on earth. I just get sent there for work once a year. Yes, I have an okay time but I could happily live without ever going there again.
One of the amazing things I discovered as I walked down the Las Vegas Strip is that if you have a camera on a tripod no one bothers you! As in, the touts, the beggars, the hustlers and the abysmally drunk. It was one of the most glorious things that I had happen to me. I wanted to carry it all the time!
The two times I was stopped was once by a couple of guys who were extremely well muscled who earned money by posing for pictures. They wanted a camera recommendation and the next was a limo driver who wanted to fawn over the camera. Other than that, I was left alone. I did get stopped by security once and asked to stop shooting. There was a private event and he said I wasn’t licensed for it so I needed to stop. That I understood and happily went on my way.
So enjoy this first glimpse of Las Vegas.
I was fascinated by the hard lines in these buildings. They reminded me of Blade Runner which is 32 years old and what the future looked like. The buildings were full of harsh angles and lit up as thousands of people crammed into giant buildings. Come to think of it thats what Las Vegas is. Gigantic buildings designed to hold thousands of people. Is Las Vegas architecture the future?
Points if you get the title reference. If you don’t do a Google search and hopefully take the time to watch the movie.
I forget the name of the casino that the castle is apart of but I shot it from the New York New York property. I just really liked the colors of the castle itself and then the reflection off the fountain.
I shot these the week before but it seemed appropriate to publish them now. They were all shot on Freemont St. in Las Vegas. Enjoy you Halloween. I will be in Mexico, Tijuana to be exact doing the Desperation Samba and following Jimmy Buffett’s advice.
This type of place can only happen in Vegas.