I was in Las Vegas recently for a work kick-off event. I came up with a cunning plan to try and photograph the dawn by getting up early. I also thought it would be very quiet out since everyone would be nursing hangovers or still sleeping.
Anyway, I couldn’t see far enough to catch any colours and on this morning at least, the transition from night to day was as though someone had flicked a light switch. Not very dramatic!
I felt it would be interesting shooting the empty Strip. However, there were still plenty of folks around including workers cleaning the streets and hotels as well as all-night partygoers tiredly wandering home.
I regret now not being bolder and photographing these people. They make Vegas what it is, not the replica landmarks and bright lights.
There’s… something on the wing… Some.. THING! (Fortunately just a variety of lift devices)
It’s not widely known, but Caesar’s legions did make it to Nevada and erected a statue in his honour.
The president has his own chain of hotels! Mad times.
UFO. I wonder if aliens would think Las Vegas is the capital of the world, as it’s festooned with replica landmarks.
Moon Above the Wire
Flying cars! FINALLY!
This is what 0550 at Bellagio’s fountain looks like.
I didn’t think this shot would be one of the better ones but I like it, the wider angle worked well
Dawn sky silhouette
Saw an ambulance rushing somewhere at about 0630.
Paramedic following the ambulance; hopefully not for anything serious.
Hurried snap crossing the road; love the angle and lines, regret not waiting a second for the guy to leave shot
The wider angle worked well again. The people add a sense of scale, but I might have preferred it empty for clean lines.
Saw the strong shadows in this one; Vegas is a warm place to skateboard around in.
Get up early, catch the street-cleaners and see an unusual sight; puddles (of water) in Vegas!
The Montgolfiers would have been proud..?
I liked the pattern here, and the repeated reflection in each circle.
Something took a chunk outta this skyscraper.
The odd boat-singularity that’s outside the Vdara hotel.