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Waster Dance

Waster Dance

I shot these while I was in Las Vegas last year. These are the Bellagio Fountains that are in front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip. They do nightly shows, not sure about daytime as I am usually working so no idea if they do it then. They change up the theme periodically and they set it to music that is piped through speakers. I know they are scheduled and you can tell its about to…

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The Low Side of the Tracks

The Low Side of the Tracks

This one is from Las Vegas. One of the buildings is the Cosmopolitan and the others I want to say Wynn but I honestly don’t remember. I had just crossed a pedestrian bridge over Las Vegas Blvd and setup my tripod for the shots. I liked how the tracks just ran through the buildings that towered above. The image felt better in monochrome than color. It was a nightmare getting perspective corrected because the buildings aren’t straight on purpose. If…

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Faux Venice

Faux Venice

The Venetian in Las Vegas is one of the nicer casino’s and hotels on the strip. The entire place is designed to be like being in Venice. If you had never been to Venice I guess you could believe it. While I haven’t personally been there I have been to Europe enough to know the difference between a chlorinated canal versus the real thing with centuries old buildings. Still, it makes for some nice images. The little story I will…

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Poseidon Rising

Poseidon Rising

No idea if this is Poseidon or not. I just like the image so I’m going with it. One of the problems with shooting in Las Vegas is that there is so much other stuff around your primary focus area. You have a choice to work with it and bring it into focus or take the crop tool and perform radical surgery. I went with the first option, bring it into focus. I really liked the water cascading down from…

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Purple Poseidon

Purple Poseidon

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! Enjoy.

Architectural Blues

Architectural Blues

This one was shot on the 12-24mm lens I picked up just before I left and never tested. Supposedly it was designed for a full frame sensor but I discovered that its not so I have huge vignetting issues. I got around that with this one by the 16×9 crop but its still there to some degree. Adapt, improvise, overcome is the motto when faced with these things. Still, it means when I return to the US I will need to…

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The Bellagio

The Bellagio

The name says it all. The home of the famous fountain show that attracts huge crowds. They change up the show and the music. When I was there it was set to The Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone. Most know it from the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I know it from Metallica who open every concert with this. I took this shot after everyone cleared out after the show. Enjoy.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

Who knew a long exposure of a escalator could look cool? This was totally a random shot that I took as I was walking down Las Vegas Blvd. It was an interesting place to setup. To my right were a group of touts who apparently were treating their various medical conditions with some sort of herbal remedy. I felt I could have been treated just by standing there. To my left were a group of touts who hand out the…

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Paris Via Vegas

Paris Via Vegas

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…

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