If you have: (1) never been to Vegas, (2) read my prior posts, and/or (3) been to Vegas, but never left the strip, you might be forgiven if you thought it was just one big, multi-million dollar, glitzy, over-the-top, tourist trap.
You might be forgiven if you thought it was just one big, multi-million dollar, glitzy, over-the-top, tourist trap
Our first night in town, we headed north up the Strip to downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street. It is an entirely different “vibe,” and one that was more aligned with my lifelong idea of “Vegas.”
These are walk-around, handheld images and this environment really underscored for me the amazing technology that small cameras — and especially my Sony RX100iv — have incorporated into photography. When I get into these situations, where I often need to point and shoot, or miss an opportunity, I find that this camera sensor does a pretty good job of capture. I am able to set it to “auto” ISO and continue to shoot in raw mode. When I get into post production, I am always impressed with its low-light/high ISO capability.
The Fremont Street area was crazy. There were all the things you might expect from the stories you hear about “Vegas.” Some of them were captured, but will not appear here :-). Some of it you just had to look and laugh. The casinos here were packed with gamblers and the bars and streets with drinkers. We were there on a Friday night on Halloween weekend. I really cannot say whether our visit was a typical Friday night there, but it was certainly an interesting experience.
The main area was canopied, with imagery lit up on the canopy.
I don’t know if, or when I will be back to Las Vegas, but I suspect I will someday. Until then, we enjoyed it.