Friday, April 22, 2016

Paris Las Vegas at Dusk

I did take a couple of photos while Eileen and I were exploring and not on my crazy early morning walk.  Here, we were looking for a good place for chocolate or something after dinner, I think, and as we were getting ready to go into the Bellagio, I turned around and snapped this shot of  Paris Las Vegas across the strip.  I think we ended up over there for good chocolate the next day!

Also, to see the raw version before processing, roll your mouse over the image.  What a difference post processing raw files makes!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 22.3mm
Aperture - f3.5
Exposure - 1/750
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bellagio Lobby

My first indoor stop while walking around Vegas at God-awful 4 in the morning was the lobby of the Bellagio.  They have this cool glass flower sculpture on the ceiling that is incredible.  I thought it worthy of a shot.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujnon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 0.6 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, space 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Aria 01

During my early morning photowalk, I went into City Center to see what that was all about. Remember, it was about 4:30 in the morning and there was hardly anyone around.  I setup my tripod and grabbed some shots here and there.  This shot you see here was the last one I got before security came by and kicked me out.  "No tripods allowed", they said.  I said, "OK" and left, cursing them under my breath, of course.  I don't get it.  I wasn't in anyone's way and not causing a ruckus.  Bizarre.

Anyway, this is a shot of the Aria Hotel taken from the turnaround dropoff/pickup area inside City Center.  That place is futuristic-looking isn't it?

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 3.7 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, space 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

Monday, April 11, 2016

Moon Over the Cosmo and the Eiffel

On our last morning, I got up at about 3:30am and went out to the strip to take some photos.  That was a little bit of a mistake.  Granted, I was able to get some nice pictures, but there are still a few drunks wandering about and heading home.  I met a guy named John near this spot and he had a few adult beverages in him.  He was very nice though.  He introduced himself, shook my hand and told me this place was paradise!  He said that a few times, said he would leave me alone, told me it was paradise one more time and then he left!  Pretty funny!  Then some other people asked me when the fountains started.  I guess since I was out there with a camera, people just think I know what the hell is going on.  Another guy came out of the shopping center doors of the Bellagio with some sort of southwestern Asian accent yelling into the phone about some "punk-ass ni**ers."  Gotta say, that made me a tad nervous.

Another reason it was a slight mistake getting out that early was by the time I was tired of walking and shooting, the sun was just starting to come up.  Had I got up about an hour later, I might have gotten some nice sunrise shots.  Oh well.  Still happy with this.

This shot is of mainly the Cosmopolitan Hotel and the Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas with a full moon above and the reflections from the pool in front of the Bellagio.  Good stuff!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length -12mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 6.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1EV apart  from -2 to +2

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