We usually avoid cities in our travels since my husband and I both prefer the wilderness and less crowded spaces. We are always trying to get away from the people!
But on our way between the sand dunes in California and the Valley of Fire in Nevada, we decided to stop in Las Vegas since the RV club we belong to has a resort there.
We didn’t want to get anywhere near downtown with our big truck though so we drove in and parked in the big lot at the Stratosphere and took the bus in from there to photograph some night lights.
Our first stop was the hotel New York New York.
I really wanted to get an image of the traffic in motion in front of the Statue of Liberty and it looked like there would be a good perspective from the pedestrian overpass.
Unfortunately there was a grid like fence above the railing on the overpass making photography difficult. My tripod was useless because I had to put my lens right up to the fence to shoot between the wires.
It seems to me there was also something else in the way if I took the photo from a standing position. So I tried my best to get my feet solidly on the ground while resting my elbows on my knees and pressing my camera to my face to hand hold the long exposure. It’s not as sharp as I would like, but given the circumstances I think I did ok!
This image is a half second exposure at f/14 ISO 1250. I don’t usually go below 1/100th of a second hand held.
Next time I’ll have to try street level but I liked the idea of the cars moving directly below me.
Next up, Paris…