We had a great time in Nevada and DH didn’t lose me once as I took off with the camera. When booking our hotel room I specifically asked for a high floor with a strip view so that I could take photos from a different vantage point through the large windows. We were on the 43rd floor and while it didn’t face the part of the strip I thought it would, I had fun anyway. You’ve already seen the night shot with the moon and Monochrome Monday yesterday featured a view of the strip. Today I’m showing you the view from across the street.
As I knew I wanted to photograph these and other areas that would require a zoom lens – which I don’t have – I rented a great Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens from the friendly and very knowledgeable folks at Midwest Photo Exchange. You don’t have to live in the central Ohio area to take advantage of their services; you can give them a call or email them. After this rental I’m tempted to buy the zoom lens but I must curb my gear enthusiasm for awhile 😉 All images shown here were taken with the Tamron lens except for the first one which was taken with my 35mm Canon L lens.
For tips on shooting through glass click here.
I’m queasy just looking at these (I don’t like heights) – but you did good even though the glass windows.
And there were more floors above us! 🙂 I even stood in the window for some angles.
Did you get to go to the old part of town while you were there? It’s a glimpse into the how Vegas was in the 1960s. We flew in a few years ago because of the cheap flights – our ultimate goal was Zion Park in Utah.
No we didn’t make it down to Fremont Street but we did make it off the strip as well as off into the desert where I really had fun. Zion is on my list to visit too!
Hope it gets closer to the top of your list – my wife and I just love all of the Utah experience and have returned a number of times throughout the whole of the State.
Oh it is! We just have to figure out how best to get there and when.
I always love your photos. You are one of my absolute favorite photographers. Thank you for always sharing your work.
Thank you so much. You’ve given me a big smile this morning.
I really like the perspective and composition of the images in this post. Great work.
Thank you 🙂 The ship (to me anyway) looks like it could be a tilt shift shot. It looks like a toy even though the thing is pretty big.
I agree… I didn’t realize they had a Senor Frogs in Vegas. I thought the only one was in Cancun 🙂
Oh no they are all over the place! I haven’t been to Frogs but did go to the former Carlos n Charlies in Aruba where I did some serious partying 🙂 They have a Carlos in Vegas too.
Have you created any photo books from all of your travels?
No but DH has urged me to. Suggestions on a vendor to do it?
For basic photo books I use Costco. For the ones that I send as gifts, Artisan Slate. Artisan Slate offers fantastic quality. Their books start around $70.
Great shots. My favorite is the MGM Grand. That is the danger of renting lenses…you then end up purchasing them. I did a lens rental by mail last year and it worked out great.
Thanks! We only went past the MGM to get to DH’s fave British pub off of Tropicana. I’m being good and only thinking about renting again O;-)
Wow, I bet you were like a kid in a candy store – these are great shots, and a wise investment you made dear lady!
Thanks 🙂 At first I wondered if I could be seen standing in the window but then I stopped caring.
Just amazing shots. I thought they were from an airplane or helicopter at first. When were you in Vegas? It has been cold the last two or three weeks but all of a sudden yesterday and today are in the 60’s (today it’s supposed to be 68)! Anyway, I love these shots and feel you’ve definitely captured a unique angle.
We were there the week the temps dropped (grumble) between Christmas and NYE. But did that stop me? Nooooooooooooo! BTW didn’t make it to your secret spot but did head for VOF!
Love the perspective you had! So different compared to “regular” views.
It was a pretty cool view 🙂