Las Vegas

Feb 10

Traffic Lights in Las Vegas

Flowing traffic lights at night in Las VegasA second image of intentionally blurred car lights in Las Vegas. The shutter speed was longer, 1.3 seconds, to lengthen the trails of the headlights and taillights of the cars. The motion suggests the continual flow of visitors, cars and money in Las Vegas.

Feb 10

HDR in the Lobby of the Mandalay Bay Resort

High Dynamic Range photograph of the Mandalay Resort lobby in Las VegasThe interior of the Mandalay Bay Resort seems quite removed from the natural world, my normal photographic home. The marble, the grandeur, the illusion doesn’t attract me, but I wondered if I could capture the extreme range of light from the shadows in the plants to the overhead skylight and the reflections from the windows. I took five exposures, one stop apart, and blended  them together with Photomatix Pro to create this High Dynamic Range image.

Feb 10

Hotel Reflections in Las Vegas

Reflections in the black glass of the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, NevadaThe black glass of the Luxor hotel reflects part of the pyramid and a palm tree in the early morning in Las Vegas. 1/100th of a second, f /6.3. The image was processed with Photomatix to bring out the detail in the shadows.

Feb 10

Flowing Traffic in Las Vegas

Flowing Traffic lights on the Las Vegas StripIn September 2009 I attended a Photoshop conference in Las Vegas. It was my first visit to Las Vegas and I wasn’t sure what to expect. As a landscape photographer, I was more drawn to the hills around the city than to the casinos, but I decided to see what I could find. This shot was taken from one of the pedestrian walkways above the main strip. I slowed the shutter speed to 1/2 second to blur the lights of the cars and suggest some of the frenetic energy of the city.