My first attempt at the cool city from the plane. 

I still had the camera set at ISO 200 from earlier, so I clicked the shutter, held the camera for a few moments, realized the exposure was not ending any time soon, turned on the overhead light and started looking all over for a way to get the camera to stop recording this dumb, useless image so I could hurry up and change the setting and reshoot the shot before the city was gone from view.

I ended up with this – my first light trail photo.  Yes, I know it's awful when compared to its intended design, but on its own I think it looks neat.  I love the squiggles of light and I like the fact that you can still make out the city grid.

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I have no idea what city this is, but I'm glad I finally got one to look this…

I have no idea what city this is, but I'm glad I finally got one to look this good.  I love taking photos from the plane. 
It really makes the time fly by (lol) yes I know that's awful.

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#nightscapes curated by +Christopher Prins +Nightscapes.

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Saying farewell to Las Vegas yesterday afternoon, here is a nifty shot from the …

Saying farewell to Las Vegas yesterday afternoon, here is a nifty shot from the plane. 
It looks even cooler at night, but I was in a hurry to get home and see my sweetie 🙂

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Before leaving Las Vegas, I wanted to return to the Bellagio with my DSLR to take…

Before leaving Las Vegas, I wanted to return to the Bellagio with my DSLR to take some photos of the Chihuly ceiling.  This is always an interesting place to visit because of the strange crowd of people – some in a hurry, hustling and bustling through the lobby, some trying to check into the hotel with suitcases all over the place, and some lackadaisically wandering around, staring upwards in awe and taking photos. 

It's a wonder we photographers don't end up drifting into the hurried mob, walking into strangers and tripping over suitcases, falling on our asses or breaking our necks. 

I suppose it happens… but not to me 🙂

I  SURVIVED  THE  BELLAGIO  LOBBY

#bellagio #bellagiolasvegas #chihuly

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I thought this window display was absolutely atrocious when I saw it in Chicago last…

I thought this window display was absolutely atrocious when I saw it in Chicago last month, but I assumed it was at least unique.  Now that I've seen it twice here in Vegas, I'd like to assert my opinion that this hideous outrage has no redeeming qualities.  What do tentacles have to do with fashion anyway?  Do you want to make people think "squid" when they see you coming?

Maybe someone said "I bet people would still come in no matter what we put in our store window." and someone else said "I'll take that bet!"

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The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas is one of the most beautiful…

The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas is one of the most beautiful and elegant establishments in existance.  The entire three-story bar is enclosed in a beaded curtain made of crystal beads that flash with rainbow sparkles.  Photos can't do it justice, but I tried 🙂

#vegas   #cosmopolitan   #cosmopolitancasino   #crystal   #casino  

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This is the view from my hotel window here in Vegas.  I assume the double pane of…

This is the view from my hotel window here in Vegas.  I assume the double pane of glass is creating the multiplying effect on the lights.  It's easiest to see on the super bright Rio sign – it has a dimmer Rio reflected behind it, and then another, even dimmer Rio bringing up the rear. 

Figuring I couldn't avoid the effect, I chose instead to use it to its best advantage.  I like to think it simulates the sensory overload you inevitably experience when visiting the Vegas strip.

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This is the funniest thing I've read in… ever!

I guess I won't use the word "epic" in my advertizing.  I may never use it again!  Or maybe I'll use it all the time!  Hmmm…

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=epic

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the most overused word ever, next to fail. for even more asshole points, use them together to form “epic fail.” everything is epic now. epic car. e…

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