Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Las Vegas Neon Sign Boneyard through my Pentax K-7

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Hi Pentaxian friends.

A Company named "YESCO" has created most of the neon signs that used to identify the Las Vegas Casinos.

The Vegas " Strip", as it is still called, has seen an explosion in renovations and many Casinos were torned down to make place for new and bigger Casinos. The neon signs have been replaced by gigantic TV like screens. The old neon signs are a part of Las Vegas history and a group of people formed a non-profit organization to preserve the neon signs. The organization is called "The Neon Museum".

The museum was not open to the public when I visited on January 9, 2010. I was able to get some shots by climbing on the roof of my rental car and through the holes in the fence.

I decided to modify my pictures in Photoshop Lightroom in order to give a feel of antiquity to the signs. I moved the clarity slider to the left and decreased the vibrance as well. On some pictures, I decrease the luminance. The end results are pictures with less pronounce colors and a flair of early color film. I hope you like the effects. I used a Pentax K-7 with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 10-17mm DA lens.
Thank you for reading,

Yvon Bourque

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