The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas strip as seen after taking off from McCarran International Airport. We took off from runway 1L and made a turn to the west as we climbed. The only way I could have gotten luckier is if the fountains at Bellagio were going.


View a little bigger to really see the buildings. I also have a blog post about the making of this photo.

  • Ted Leung 6y

    I guess I need to ignore those instructions about anything with an on/off switch...

  • Salvador del Saz 6y

    Fantastic night shot and very nice detail from you explaining us how did you take it!

    (3200 ISO, ... the new Nikon D700 is unbeatable!)
  • ✿ Dreaming ... ✿ 6y

    This is really great shot well done dear !!
  • -sina- 6y

    Brilliant capture!
  • hk_traveller 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Favourite Photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Tarun Chopra 6y

    Perfect Composition! This is invitation to add your photograph to perfect_composition Photos
  • TheRedDragon 6y

    excellent shot
  • ♥ Katie ann. Off more than on. 6y

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  • Denis Collette 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vision Group / Invite only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  • Robert Cowie 6y

    That makes my jaw drop!!! I could hardly believe it was possible. Are you sure you weren't in an open-cockpit Biplane? !!! Seen in Explore
  • Mark Griffith 6y

    I hate hate hate Vegas. But I love this photo. ;)
    -- (?)
  • repl1co 6y

    splendida foto aggiungila nel gruppo SFUMATURE
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    Congratulazioni da SFUMATURE
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  • moondoggie71 6y

    This is great!
  • Kevin 6y

  • matma92ser 6y

    Wonderful exposure and excellent noise control. Love the lights and colors. Very clear shot - especially through a window.
  • darkdriver 6y

    Wow wonderful !
  • martina s 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called interesting roadscapes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • moondoggie71 5y

    One year later I realize I have a shot from the same day, November 28, 2008, the same time and the same direction but this is from the Rio. Notice the contrail.
    Las Vegas from New York New York to The Palms shot from the Rio
  • James Davidson 5y

    Moondoggie, that's really cool! That had to be within minutes of when I was airborne above. awesome!
  • David Brevard 4y

    Magnificent! A wonderful NightScene capture! Superb clarity and color from the Nikon D700.
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Taken on November 28, 2008
  • 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • ƒ/4.0
  • 24.0 mm
  • 1/125
  • 3200
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