Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friday Town Shoot Out: Skylines
This week's theme is skylines, chosen by Kate. Kate lives in Kanasa and she says, " One of my favorite things to see when I go to a new city is the look of their skyline - and for me, skylines can be the look of a small-town Main Street or the giant buildings of a huge city's downtown or a field full of corn. What is the "skyline" that you think of when someone mentions your town?
My town is Las Vegas:
I encourgage you to click on the photos to enlarge
and see more detail.
Normally, I avoid photos of the strip because I think
that's what people expect to see when they hear that I am from Vegas.
I usually try to showcase parts of the city
that might change your paradigm as to how you view my town.
I like to present it as a family oriented place with lots of places to go
without having to be a part of the place called sin city.
So, until today,
I think I've been pretty consistent in the types of photos
that I post.
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the city
and all it has to offer.
The energy here is amazing and I love that the city never sleeps.
But, I like the slower pace most times.
I will be showcasing the city as you probably imagine it in your mind's eye
or show you pictures similar to what you've probably seen on TV.
(REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)
This photo was taken on my birthday this year
on our way back from Laughlin.
This is a shot of Main Street taken from inside our truck
driving down the freeway headed westbound
and this view is looking southbound.
I think the Main Street Casino has the best buffet
even better than your fancy hotel casinos.
Today, I headed out with my camera looking for something to shoot.
This is the south end of the Las Vegas Strip
My perspective comes from the top of the parking garage of the Rio Hotel Casino.
This is the same view at a slightly different angle.
I like that I captured the railroad tracks in this photo.
This view is about as far west on Tropicana Avenue as you can go
looking east onto the strip.
I edited this photo and added several layers of effects.
I think it looks so much better like this, because the reality is
Las Vegas is ugly during the day.
This is the exact same view as the photo right above it
taken just a few seconds later.
As you can see, I also edited this one.
I changed it to black and white and then added some color which was accidental
but I really like how it turned out.
This Skyline comes from my very favorite city
This was taken from inside the car while traveling.
This is a photo from my trip there in August of this year.
I really like this skyline a lot.
The above photo is downtown Nashville, TN
(please click on the photo to get a better view)
Thank you Kate for this week's theme
and thanks to the Friday Shoot Out Gang for making this such a great experience.