This is the Lou Ruvo Brain Center in Las Vegas NV.
Perhaps the building with the most famous architech in all of Vegas, with Frank Ghery as the designer.
An eyesore? Modern Art? You decide.
Two different versions, an over the top HDR and a more conservative realistic version.
The Riveria in Las Vegas.
A three photo HDR that was upped to a five image set for extra range, this photo was taken on May 16th, the last day that the 59 year old Sahara was open.
The Riviera is one of the oldest on Las Vegas Blvd, and some say it will be one of the soonest to close as it has been in and out of bankruptcy for years.
One more shot from my trip into Caesars Palace a few weeks back. I went from the bottom level to the third level, taking this from the third level of the shops.
The fountains are beautiful and this shot definately showcases the reason why so many make the trip to Caesars Palace while on vacation.
This particular section of the shops was completed about five years ago, it is the newer expansion and creates a great central point, perfect for a meeting place.
The Forum Shoppes at Caesars Palace.
Perhaps known as a high end shopping center in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City, it is actually a very interesting place to watch light stream through windows onto over the top opulent artwork and archetecture.
Sure, you know that looking at this incredible scene that all of it was built a mere five or six years ago however I defy you to find better replica work anywhere on earth, of any one time period.
Two files are represented here, a tone mapped HDR file and a fused version to show a quasi-unreal view and more realistic version of the scene.
I mentioned before my issues with trying to take photos from the top of the Planet Hollywood Resort Casino garage.
Fortunately for me, I was able to take many shots during the daytime a few days before I was asked to leave for no reason. The following panorama turned out okay, and has a nice color balance.
It was also a study in how to tame dark clouds that the HDR process often time tends to bestow on photos. The original file is quite large, and you may feel free to download it and use it for free under creative commons, but please simply give me credit and link back to this blog…