Sunday, November 30, 2008

Colors of Las Vegas with the K20D and the FA 50mm f/1.4 prime lens.

Hi Pentaxian friends,

Today, I went back to the Las Vegas strip and brought the K20D and gave me the assignment of shooting with just one prime lens. I chose the FA 50mm f/1.4 because it's such a fast lens. I wanted to take mostly colorful pictures.

Photo 1: The 1st picture is of a mural painted on one building. With the 50 mm lens (75mm equivalent on the K20D) I was limited as to how far I could step back. The photo represents only a portion of the wall painting.

Photo 2: The afternoon sun caught my attention, behind the reproduction of the New York's Chrysler building, at the New York Casino.

Photo 3: We found Elvis alive and well in Las Vegas. The fact is that we saw many Elvises alive and well!

Photo 4: If you thought Las Vegas couldn't grow much more, especially in the current economy, you thought wrong. I have never seen so many gigantic hotels and casinos being built all at the same time. They are actually demolishing current casinos to build bigger ones. There must have been at least thirty giant cranes along the strip. Most construction sites operate 24/7. And the people...they keep on coming.

Photo 5: This is a portion of the foyer ceiling at the Bellagio hotel and casino. Those are all blown glass with lighting behind. It was just spectacular.

There is nothing all that special about all the pictures above, except that I wanted to put in practice the challenge that Miserere brought with his article Got the Photo Blues? Bust-a-Prime! published last October. So today I was busting a prime lens, the FA 50mm f/1.4.

I feel refreshed. Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque

By the way...this is the only machine we found, in Las Vegas, that pays everytime!

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