Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sin City Nights

One of my favorite places to vacation, and to photograph, is Las Vegas.

Las Vegas at night is exceptionally photogenic!

Here are a few I've taken over the years which I think are different than the typical postcard views ...

The Strip, looking south from Flamingo Road:

A few unusual angles, ultrawide rectilinear ...

ESPN Zone, nee' Motown Cafe.

Notice the Brooklyn Bridge!

Tropicana, one of the remaining "legacy" casino-hotels:

And now {pause - deep breath - sigh} the World's Largest Gift Shop:

Direct to your room! (yeah, right):

Sahara Hotel and Casino, another of the Old Vegas genre, to the left.

Excalibur (aka "Egg Salad Bar"):

New York, New York, a casino so nice they named it twice!

Smith And Wollensky. Las Vegas branch of the NYC steakhouse of the same name:

They tell me (the ubiquitous "they") that nobody actually named Wollensky was ever part of the business. :)

The casino formerly known as the Aladdin:

Just prior to the transition to the Planet Hollywood name.

Harley-Davidson Cafe:

Las Vegas Monorail station:

Room At The Wynn:

(... blow on fingernails, wipe on blouse) :)

Looking from the Room At The Wynn across to Treasure Island. (Mirage to the left, Rio in the background):

The Mirage:

Nobody knows what this is supposed to be, but it's right in front of the Fashion Show Mall, right across from the Wynn:

Slots-A-Fun, on the North Strip. Westward Ho and Stardust (both now demolished) in the background:

Penny Town, low-roller annex to the Riviera Casino:

Riviera is another of the surviving legacy "Old Vegas" casino-hotels.

The Luxor light illuminating the clouds:

(Taken from the balcony of the Stardust East Tower, now demolished.)

Imperial Palace tower. It's blue at night. :)

Las Vegas Hilton sign, from the Las Vegas Monorail:

Technical information:

Canon QL17 GIII
Mamiya SD rangefinder
Olympus Stylus Zoom
Pentax K1000, Sigma 18mm f3.5 ultrawide

Various Fuji C41 films, ISO 400-1600