New York, New York

Is it a sad thing to say that one of the most fun things I did in Vegas was walk around by myself and take photos? Yes, I think that sounds kinda sad.

But it’s true! What a great place for photography. The lights are insane, the textures are off-the-wall, and everywhere you look is a feast for the eyes. It’s also a real challenge to try to get everything just right in the photo. With so many light levels working against one another on your sensor, it takes a bit to get it right.

I just finished recording another podcast today with Jim Goldstein from EXIF and Beyond. Whenever that one comes online, I’ll share it with y’all. We talked a lot about HDR and how it can best be used. I usually dial it up or down based on the photo, and this one, like my others, follows the steps in my HDR Tutorial. I can’t think of a better situation for HDR than Vegas at night. I look forward to getting more time in Vegas to go take photos of the other casinos hotels. If you guys have any special requests, be sure to put them in the comments!

New York, New York (by Stuck in Customs)

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewsphotography/ Matthew

    You did a great job on the HDR with this one. You wouldn’t happen to have any of the uh….”dancers”? :P

  • http://www.coreyann.com Corey Ann

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This is really awesome!!! Is that big ball the sun?? Great job!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathalie-Dallaire-Dale/700126141 Nathalie Dallaire Dale

    This picture is well done, it is awesome!

  • http://www.catescott.com Cate

    I can beat you – I spent my 30th birthday walking around Vegas taking pictures…
    Is that a street light exploding in the corner? Love the gradient of colors in the sky

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/LaWatha-Wisehart/764812052 LaWatha Wisehart

    Far and away the best shot of NY NY that I’ve seen. Love that sky in the background. If you happen to get over to The Venetian, I’d love to see what you come up with.

  • http://www.cgthomas.com Corinne Thomas

    Love the picture, and I will humbly take you up on your offer for special requests. I’d love to see a picture of the Luxor with its light shooting up at night. I think it would look stunning with your touch.

  • http://www.craniumdesigns.com Steve

    kick ass. i bet you got some looks setting up ur tripod the sidewalk. haha.

  • http://stocktonexpressions@yahoo.com Dale Stockton

    Another awesome capture Trey, thanks for sharing, love all the lights you magic works again.

  • http://nekaraephotography.com Neka

    It is not a sad thing, that is all I did with my fiance my first and only time in Vegas, and the funnest thing. You do not need to drink or gamble, to have fun. Well done on the picture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arup-Maity/694158237 Arup Maity

    nice one….. how about some HDR magic at the Fountains of Bellagio, if you get time that is. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ahba-Tay/704689127 Ahba Tay

    LOVE IT! just wondering what is that big ball of light???

  • Facebook User

    Nice – crazy shot of the NY, NY hotel.

  • Dan S.

    Great shot once again. As i’m still relatively new to digital photography and HDR i’m very grateful that you include the EXIF information, as it helps me to learn more about taking greaat pictures at different scenarios. Thanks for the continues supply of wonderful pictures and tutorials and reviews!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Uchytil/501351240 Richard Uchytil

    Awesome! I love it!!!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Cool – thanks yall!

    That big ball of light is the street light hanging out over the city. The HDR technique made it nice and radiant. The streakiness comes from the lens, and the smoothness comes from Noiseninja.

  • http://orchidsdailyphoto.blogspot.com Michelle

    That’s what I would do – wander around taking photos :) This one is just WOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Suzanne-Williams/1136511264 Suzanne Williams

    Would love to see what you can do with the Belliago water dance..this is an awesome shot Trey love it..

  • Facebook User

    I would have done something about the red in the shot; it seems to be bleeding out some. Ooh, that sounded gross, didn’t it? But I think you know what I mean. -Fenraven

  • Sathya Sayee

    How about the Bellajio fountain show? BTW, the picture looks awesome.

  • casusan

    oh wowee! Love this Trey! Super good!

  • http://flickr.com/photos/zlamperti Zim

    This is one of my faves! :D
    Great photo.

  • http://mandjadventures.blogspot.com nzm

    Not sad at all – I walked up and down the strip, taking photos for 2 nights in a row, until 3am each time!

  • http://www.nuwomb.com Scott Webb

    I did the same thing in vegas, except I did it at 6am and it was light. Next time I’ll be going out all night! lovin it! and I’ll be in the bone yard!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dunn/12325110 Michael Dunn

    Here are some similar shots from last March (2008).

    http://www.dunnsphotography.com/mygalleries/LV/index.html

  • http://www.akphotograph.com Mike Criss

    Wow, love it. I took a shot of New York, New York from a different angle. Wish I would have taken 3 exposures, I already had my tripod set up…darn.

    http://www.akphotograph.com/Alaska%20Blog/?p=259

  • http://www.matadorlife.com tom

    Just wanted to let you know that we used this and linked to your Flickr. Your photos are incredible! http://matadorlife.com/my-hometown-in-500-words-las-vegas-nv/

  • kermode

    Heh, your keywords in the image says “Las Vegas
    Nevada” ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Crystal-Humphrey/597293906 Crystal Humphrey

    Outstanding, as are all of your photographs.

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