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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Mega Bokeh

In case you can’t tell, I’m just a little enamored by the plumb tree blossoms in my backyard. The effect produced by closing down the aperture all the way with a macro filter attached is pretty neat.


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Wicked Blossoms

I was always amused by the use of the term “wicked” as a synonym of awesome or sweet. So this is a tribute to any New Englanders who might see this.

This is the plumb tree in our back yard; it’s finally beginning to show some life after the winter months!


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IR Macro

I got my IR720 filter in the mail today; this will be my first foray into IR photography, so don’t hold your breath. I’m still playing with the WB to get the colors right. If I don’t convert the image to greyscale, the picture turns out quite red. Anyway, this is an 8-second shot in full daylight!