Another location I haven’t visited in many years, Las Vegas. I spent a few days here to celebrate a friend’s birthday + do a little shooting. First, a little bit of time on the strip. The first 4 images are of Aria, designed by aria las vegas, César Pelli.

Nearby, this fun facade along the shopping area at Planet Hollywood. Color and black & white because I like them both for different reasons, as usual.

Next, The Flamingo. The colors were pretty faded so I adjusted the saturation a bit to give the facade a little more life.

Black & white versions for The Flamingo too, same reasoning – they just take on a different feel. When an image is in color the first thing you notice is that color. When an image is in black & white, what you first notice are the shapes, lines, and form of the subject.

Later that day was the Neon Museum visit. The first shot, of the exterior of the museum visitor center, was shot with my “real” camera. It was near sunset and there was a soft glow to the sky yet. Love the midcentury modern design of this, which was originally the lobby of the La Concha Motel designed by Paul Revere Williams.

The remaining images of the Neon Museum were made with my iPhone (because they don’t allow photos with anything other than a phone camera). This specific location was the one thing I absolutely wanted to photograph during my visit. So glad I was able to get a time slot just after sunset.

This last one made me think of one of my oldest friends…her last name is Sass and her high school/college nickname was Sassy. Couldn’t pass this one up 😉

One final photo stop of the day, the old Vegas Strip and the chaos of Fremont Street. I didn’t have a tripod and, as you can see, it was evening with all the lights lit up. So I had some fun with ICM of the old casinos of this area.

There you have it, a quick photo tour of Vegas. No doubt much more to shoot had that been my main focus. But it was fun to get a little shooting in, in a new place.

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