On Sunday I was on my own so I went out and did a little photowalking. I took my GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr with me to make sure that I had an accurate map of where I went and where I was when I took each photo. Here is the map of my walk including the push pins where each image was taken. You can click the image and go through each image in the photowalk.
I started at the Fairfield Inn and took Sands up to The Strip. This put me right next to the Venetian. This would have been really helpful on Saturday night as the front desk folks told me to take a left out of the entrance and take Flamingo up to the strip. So a 1/2 hour walk that should have been turned into a 45-50 minute walk that was out of the way. People who have no sense of direction piss me off and hotel front desk workers should know the areas that they work in like the back of their hands. It is just good hospitality.
The start of the walk.
The first place I saw was the Wynn, or The Wynns. It is a very modern looking building that is curved. I thought it was interesting and so I took a photo of it.
I really liked the sky and tried to look up as much as possible. There is just so much to see in Las Vegas and so many interesting things to take photos of. I took a number of photos around the Venetian. This is a very nice looking hotel and casino. This is where all the Posties were the night before at Tao for the BCAs. I didn’t win for Best Photography Blog http://thepioneerwoman.com/ won and that is awesome, Ree has an amazing talent. I was lucky to come in 5th. But you can help me win or place higher for next year if you vote for me for Best Photography Blog for the 2008 BCAs. I’m in 12th place so far.
So anyway, the Venetian. Here are some shots from around the Venetian.
My plan was to walk down one side of the street and then back up the other. So I was going to go by Treasure Island on my way back. I never made it so these are my only photos of that side of the street with the Mirage, T.I., Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio.
I continued up the strip and stopped in at Harrah’s, maybe it was the promise of an amazing buffet, maybe it was the colors, who knows. Anyway, I stopped in there saw the line for the buffet and left. But not before taking a few photos. There was also a Sephora store and my friend Mo from We’re in a Fight wouldn’t let me live it down if I passed by without taking a few photos. And apparently Vince Neil lent his name to a tattoo parlor.
After that I continued along the strip and stopped at Margaritaville for more shots and then on to Paris.
Up to this point my photowalk was pretty touristy stuff, nothing that really made me excited to take a photo. Nothing that showed my artistic ability, except maybe how I saw the statues at the top of the Venetian. But then I came across this fountain in front of Paris. I spent quite a bit of time there playing with DOF and the manual focus to try and get some interesting photos. Here are the results of that time.
By this time I was getting hungry. I stopped at the Harley Davidson Cafe for lunch. I was going to do it up big but settled on the hot wings and the bad service. I bought a pin for my collection and pushed on to the M&M’s store (too many people inside to make that enjoyable) and then walked by New York New York on my way to MGM.