I have been wanting to capture the beauty of the strip as it lights up as the sun sets. Tonight I went out 7ish, as the sun was setting, and posted up in a place I thought might allow for the M to be included. Decided it was too much of a stretch and went with a shot of the strip and a shot of the M.
The #xacamerashare reminded me that I have an Olympus XA and l love it. Don't know when I shot it last but the batteries still have a charge! Had one roll of 35mm film so I decided to get to a spot I had found recently in Sloan as the sun set today. Took two small point and shoots. One film. The other digital. #filmvsdigital
These are from the Lumix DMC-TS25. I'm sending the roll of Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 to the lab tomorrow.
I also want to take the moment to mention that I shot seventy-four frames to get these four.
The Vegas strip has been closed since the middle of March. Late last evening and into the morning, I went downtown, to the Arts District, and (of course) the strip. Despite all of the businesses being shut down (especially the big resorts) there are throngs of bicyclists everywhere. No social distancing and I only saw one person wearing a mask. But when the bikers aren't riding around it is eerily still.
We are in a really excellent location for all the things that matter to us. We have the desert right here, the Strip about 12 miles away - so great food and shows, etc.
The shot here is interesting as a night shot of the new neighborhood - and at some point in the near future, construction will have taken the spot this picture was taken and built on. It will be interesting to document the construction and the changes in views because of the finishing of this "Master Planned" community. When complete, this desert will be a neighborhood sandwiched between a National Conservation area and a Town Center - with the Strip being just a quick hop up the Interstate.
Modified? Yes. One more than the other. But sometimes the ordinary shots - when manipulated - can make interesting images. You decide.
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All images ©John Vail
All images ©John Vail