Shot this in Vegas with the fountains from the Bellagio Hotel.
Been in a weird editing mood lately. Felt like doing more, HDR-esq photos and going over the top. I shift from reality based super clean to going from it’s my world and I’ll make it look however the hell I want.
Maybe part of it is the fact I live in Thailand where reality sometimes seems a lifetime ago with some of the stuff I have seen in the last month. There is no culture shock but there is just a holy hell I live here factor and now pay attention to things I otherwise ignored or didn’t deal with when I was on holiday. So maybe the bit of unreality has worked it’s way into my editing for the moment and seems to be a trend. Who knows.
Editing this was standard workflow then moved into Aurora HDR and crunched up a bit. Then I brought it into Intensify CK and hit a preset. Once I was happy hit save and called it done.
I don’t know why I like this image. I just do. It’s far from perfect in any sense of the word. Still, its one that I have thought of for some time and I wanted to edit it. I have attempted it before but never published it but this time I am going ahead with it.
This was shot at the Bellagio which is obvious from the hotel in the background. I like the people in it. You got the guy looking at me. The busker talking to the other guys. You got tourists looking at the view. There is a lot going on and a lot to take in. It really is a typical Vegas night. Doesn’t matter what day of the week either. This goes on all the time. It really is a snapshot of Vegas.
Nothing overly fancy editing wise. 16×9 crop to hide the fact that the 12-24 lens was for a crop sensor so I had to remove the dark rings. Used Intensify to pop some of the hotel out and a few other details I wanted. Then dodged and burned to get attention focused where I wanted. In all a fairly simple edit.