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Click Click! 009: Dazzling Lights

 

Las Vegas' dazzling Paris!

 

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”

-Just a simple guy with a camera

Wow, I just came back from a busy week of crashing at one of my buddy’s bachelor party in Las Vegas.  My body is still exhausted, my voice is still lost, my mind is still wandering, so I hope you enjoy this STILL (Vegas) mode.  Even with the short few days at the City of Sin, I still managed to take a few photos here and there. When I envisioned Las Vegas lights, I think about the lights of the Strip. The high overview that oversees Vegas is what I want, but I could not find a location that will give me this. Sigh. Well, when I think of Vegas, there’s the Paris Eiffel Tower that is second to none in my head. It’s located right in the middle of the Strip — Las Vegas BLVD.  You won’t miss it.

While trying to fulfill the subject of the week is always a challenge, now with the parties and late nights, I stumble into:

“Night Photography”

Bad Photo of the Week: Blur Paris Eiffel Tower at Las Vegas

 

Woooooo. What’s this? Perhaps I shouldn’t have slept late or party too much. A lot of night photos are actually quite blurry and these photos should be called “hang over” photos. If my hand just moves by 1cm or 2cm, the whole picture appears blurry just as the above photo.

This is the true dazzling lights at Planet Hollywood: West Gate. I walked in that mall so much, it's in the back of my head even now. Forgot to crop the bottom =X.

 

There’s only two things I can think of that will minimize the movement of your camera.

First, the one thing in my head that I can use is a tri-pod.  But I don’t want to be lugging around a 10lb tripod everywhere, and I don’t think it’s sexy in this 90 degrees weather. The solution in my head that will work are those small Flexible Tripods.

Second, I used a two second shutter timer. So every time I click on the shutter button, it takes the photo after 2 seconds. This allows me to minimize any movement when actually clicking on the shutter button.

Next week, so for next week’s subject: Reflecting Landscapes!

Last, thank you again for your photo submissions, and many of them were great. You can find one below, and many others in the gallery view. If you have any questions or tips, please email me at rkwan@abccubed.com, and if you like this article, please rate it.


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Thanks D for your submission. I would like to help you with the name of this photo. Let's call it "Dazzling Lights of a Midnight Summer." Using the plane's wing to lead us to the spectacular lights of the city.

 

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  • Randall Flagg

    A few years ago, I tried night shots of Boston Harbor from a boat. Horrible doesn’t begin to describe. That is one of those things to enjoy rather than document

  • Dennis

    You know, night photos are one of the most difficult things to accomplish and accomplish well. You need a high F-Stop and long shutter to make them look good. You can’t do either unless you have a tripod or something solid to set the camera down on. Sadly there is no excuse for blur in a night shot, granted it will help you remember the time, but com’on who wants to remember a hangover? seriously.

  • Legna

    good job still be able to put this post together while you were on vacation!