Archive for January 18th, 2010

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1/20/2010

Palazzo Air Art

These balloony things are all over Vegas this season. I am not sure of the occasion, but they are certainly interesting eye-candy. This is the view out over the entrance foyer coming from the Venetian to the Palazzo from the second floor.

Below is the Registration foyer from the second floor looking out.

Interesting.

1st: Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F2.7 @ 1/40th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

2nd: Sony DSC H50 at about 90mm equivalent. F3.2 @ 1/100th @ ISO 320. Auto. (Auto was an accident on this shot. Sometimes I jog the dial when taking the camera from its case or putting it back in.).

Similar processing in Lightroom. Blackpoint right to taste. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Las Vegas 2010.

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18
Jan
10

1/19/2010

 

Eiffel Tower Vegas

There are few places in the world where you can walk from Venice and Rome, through Paris, to London, and then on to NY NY, all in the space of just a few blocks. Canals and gondolas, the Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum, the London Bridge and Coney Island, all packed cheek to jowl…and I am probably forgetting somewhere along the way in this kingdom of the imagination run while. Vegas is nothing if not the pillar of excess.

Interesting clouds and the framing trees in front of the Billiago make this a classic shot of the Vegas Eiffel Tower.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

Blackpoint to the right, along with some Fill Light to extend the range of tones in both directions. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscapes preset.

From Las Vegas 2010.

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1/18/2010

Trump

I am in Vegas for business (the Shooting Hunting Outdoors Sports Show). I had a few hours this afternoon between meetings so I went out looking for images. Vegas is just not my kind of place, but I found that if you kind of turn your mind sideways and shut off a few moral sensors there is a kind of beauty here. This was taken from my window on the 18th floor of the Pilazzo near sunset yesterday.

I have tweaked it somewhat with rotation tools to get the Trump Tower to look upright. What I like about the shot is the contrast between the gold caught in the windows of the tower and the blue tones of the sky.

Sanyo VPC GG10 at 62mm equivalent. F3.6 @ 1/100th @ ISO 100.

Blackpoint to the right. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Las Vegas 2010.