This shot was taken while shooting a condo unit in Las Vegas at a high-rise tower adjacent to City Center. The opportunity to get a nice angle on City Center like this doesn't always happen, so I tried to snap off a couple of shots while I had the chance.
This is basically a single exposure (with a few highlight blended from a second exposure.) I saturated the colors a little more than I might typically do--I thought oversaturation made it a little more authentic Vegas. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw 6.6 and Photoshop CS 5.
I can't help but post this image shot at a Custom Home in Henderson, NV, just outside of Las Vegas. The basement features a pool table (left), arcade, two bowling lanes (right), kitchen, theater, driving range simulator, and this sunken sofa area for socializing. This was a pretty fun one to shoot.
Lighting is all ambient except for one 500watt halogen worklamp camera right softened with diffusion gel. It does create that hit on the metallic base of the bowling lane seat, which is a distraction, but it also creates some nice gradients and accents on the stairway.
I'm trying to help feed my stream with more traditional spaces, as most of what I shoot is modern. This is a home not far from Wayne Newton's "Shenandoah" estate. It is an older home which has had the benefit of good upkeep and a good designer. The space is fairly unique in that it opens up to two stories as you enter the living room from the kitchen. There isn't too much to show up there, so I just gave a glimpse of the open space and second story railing.
Setup: All ambient light. This is a 3-exposure HDR processed in Photomatix with Exposure Fusion. Some sharpening and local adjustments (exposure, clairty and sharpening) were made on the chair backs (which were a little dark) in Adobe Camera Raw.
It has been far too long since I've posted on Flickr. This living room features a baby grand piano, two-story window and traditional furnishings. The home is in the suburbs of Las Vegas--about 20 minutes from the strip.
This shot is a 3-exposure HDR fused in photomatix and processed in ACR. This is all ambient light. No masking.
Dream Beneath a Desert Sky - Virgin River Gorge, Arizona
It has been a while since I've posted on the stream and thought I would add a fun shot taken this past weekend.
The title (taken from U2's "In God's Country,") I found to be a perfect fit for this shot taken in the Virgin River Gorge, a short stretch of I-15 which passes through Arizona on the way from Las Vegas to Utah (and vice versa.)
This shot was taken round about midnight under a full moon with a 25-second exposure. Apart from some slight sharpening and color temperature adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw and some levels adjustments in Photoshop, this is straight out of the camera.