Stolen Pixels

stealing light. capturing moments.


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Distance

The Stratosphere in Las Vegas is, like everything else, a hotel and casino, but it also has a tall Space Needle-like tower that tourists can ascend and see the city. The view really is quite impressive. If you can see the strange streak-looking light three-quarters of the way into the picture from the left, you’re looking at the light from the Luxor hotel–a pyramid-shaped casino in the middle of the city. The light is the brightest beam in the world, at 42.3 billion candela (lumens). At 315 kilowatts, that’s an expensive light bill!

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Vegas Petals

The reason I didn’t post at all last week is because I was in Las Vegas (thoughts here). This is a shot in front of Ceasar’s Palace. Most of my images this week will probably be Vegas-city-themed, but don’t worry, I stayed away from all the racy stuff (as much as I could).


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Street Night –Car View–

I was actually playing with long exposure shots whilst driving (not recommended) when I decided to take a picture of Main Street. I don’t know why I like this picture so much, I suppose it’s just the whole nighttime mood combined with the red light wait. Back to the long exposure shots — I think I’m going to try it out with a different method of transport, perhaps an improvised dolly or something similar. I liked the effect, but the car movement provided too much shake.