Saturday, June 4, 2011

Floral 2000

Since I've been a member of the Nevada Camera Club, I have had so many opportunities to photograph many different things and go many places that might otherwise be inaccessible.  One of our members, Harriet Smith was a florist for many years.  She owned five shops at one time.  Harriet retired in 1999 and her two daughters took over the two stores she had in Vegas. One is a wholesale floral shop and the other is a retail floral shop. The other day, we were lucky enough to be invited to come and take a tour of the wholesale shop and photograph flowers.  There were several displays that were set up with lighting and background so that we could capture the simplicity of each flower.  The store was huge and I was really amazed at all the work that goes into each flower arrangement and the business side of the shop. 

I took over three hundred pictures, but as always I can only post a few.

Lots of lighting on this one.

These baby roses were my favorite, so small and tiny.

Baby roses sprayed with water.

These were the orange colored roses and I played with my editing software to get this look.

These are the baby roses turned into abstract.
I like it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

FMTSO: Night In My Town

Las Vegas at night is an awesome sight to see.  The lighted buildings are amazing and look spectacular in pictures.  In person, you can feel the energy of the city and you automatically want to become a part of it.

I took this photo from the top of the Rio parking garage just as the sun was going down.
Looks so peaceful as if the city lights don't exist.

A few minutes later and a slightly different view.

I like to call these the golden casinos.
This perspective is still from the top of the Rio parking garage..

Sophistication and Style.

Playing with the lights by zooming in and out while the shutter is open.

Love the colors in this one.  I think it's a cool photo.

Do I have any Elvis fans out there?  
I am a huge Elvis fan.

This view is from the top of the UNLV parking garage.

Every year in Las Vegas we have an event called Helldorado Days.
The celebration pays tribute to the wild west.
There's carnival rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, and a rodeo which is the main event.
This year I went to the rodeo on opening night and captured a few photos.

This little guy is only 18 months old.  I thought he was the most adorable boy.

A Mexican Cowboy is called a Caballero.
They are know for their trick roping skills.

Caballeros start out young. That's why they are so good at what they do.

Took this shot as we were leaving the rodeo.

Watching the sun set in the desert.

My husband

It sure is good to be back in the Friday Town Shoot Out.

Can't wait to check out all the other participants this week.


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