April 20, 2008

And a post for the photography fans

Sorry for the delay.
Last night, when I was writing the post-NAB post, I was up against the clock as Starbucks was closing at 10pm, so I didn’t get to publish this post at the same time.
As you’ll see, a bunch of these are shot around a couple of the casinos in Las Vegas.
Then, there’s a bunch of landscape stuff.
Megan (Author Relationship Manager at Lynda) recommended that I take a drive out to the Valley of Fire for some photography. I’m glad I went. It was beautiful. (Quite frankly, I don’t think the images they have on the official website are as good as mine… but that’s just my opinion!)
For those unfamiliar with it, it’s about 50 miles north of Las Vegas, just east of I-15.

Luxor by day Wedding Chapel at Luxor Main atrium inside Luxor More of Luxor
Entrance to the gaming halls in Luxor Luxor at sundown The Sphinx at Luxor Guess who? In the atrium of Caesar's Palace
Looking into the Forum Shops from Caesar's Palace One of the many entrances to Caesar's Palace An extremely large 'billboard' for Toni Braxton, painted across hundreds of the windows on the Flamingo Hotel Another one of the many entrances to Caesar's Palace. And yes, there's just a hint of fill-flash there to bring out the statue.
The Eiffel Tower, on the Las Vegas Strip The night lights on the Strip The fountain outside one of the French buildings (didn't get the name of it) Just one of a bunch of shots of the dancing fountains, in front of the Bellagio Hotel Casino
Another part of the Bellagio complex Luxor, almost as big as the original Entering the Valley of Fire, about 50 miles north of Las Vegas The Valley of Fire
The 'beehives' in the Valley of Fire More of the same... and some more... Vistas that seem to stretch for ever.... welcome to Nevada
The entrance to Lake Mead More of the Valley of Fire Sun setting as I was heading back into Las Vegas
Panorama of the Valley of Fire
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