Saturday, May 9, 2009

Still life...

Here are a few quick photos of a vase in our family room. The light and the texture dried arrangement piqued my interest...hope you like them!

Vegas, umbrellas, and buildings

Debbie and I love Vegas!

The shows, the restaurants and now we have some friends that live there...all is good in Vegas. One of our friends celebrated her 50th birthday in Vegas and we were invited. I couldn't help taking pictures of some of the buildings and the umbrella art displayed at the Venetian Hotel.

The one thing I tried is not to take the picture that I believe the typical tourist would take. For instance, just before I took the picture above another person was taking a picture of the Planet Hollywood neon light...I choose a building under construction across the street.

This picture was more about the artificial feel of people dining at an patio cafe -- in reality it was inside the massive Venetian shopping area. The good news...the people all seem to be engaged in their own world.

The following pics are of the umbrella art...the light, colors and shapes just begged to be photographed.

This next picture I like was accidental...going up the escalator taking random shoots and I caught another person taking a picture with a different perspective...

Here is one more of the umbrellas....I like the soft colors.