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  1. #1
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    Images from my Las Vegas trip

    I have to thank my wife for being patient with me taking over 400 images between site seeing and Casino hopping. But she loves the end results so for.

    We stayed at the Bellagio which is the utmost best in luxury. This place is amazing to say the least.







    I'll add some more later as I update my PBase Gallery.
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    Welcome back!

    Lens used and settings on the pool shot? It's absolutely beautiful...
    Thanks!

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    Thanks a bunch. That's with the Sigma 18-125mm with the camera set on a compact tripod and using a remote release at: Focal Length 23 mm|Exposure Time 3.20 sec|Aperture f/5.6|ISO Equivalent 200.

    The wind was gusting at around 25 mph making it very difficult to accomplish this. They have a veranda thats open at night but the pool is closed. Most people don't even realize its there.
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    Yes indeed... Very nice Blue. Love them all.. especially the crowd favorite pool shot, . Now, have these pictures, and the 397 others been keeping you up this late? Soooo many pictures soooo little time... I do know the feeling... LOL well done!

    Is that the moon I see trying to sneak a peek over that grand hotel you stayed at? but, more importantly, why does it feel that I have severely insulted the bellagio buy using the word hotel... LOL Any pictures from near the top of that monster or any other elevated vantage point?
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    Yes that is the moon at around 10:30am if I remember correctly. A few more and all are in my PBase Gallery also.

    Bellagio Conservatory decorated for Memorial Day. Pretty good quality at ISO 1600 with no noise correction used.

    Exposure Time 1/50 sec
    Aperture f/3.5
    ISO Equivalent 1600



    Amazing how a different angle can produce an image like this.

    Exposure Time 1/60 sec
    Aperture f/3.2
    ISO Equivalent 800



    Trumpeters statue outside Caesars

    Exposure Time 1/125 sec
    Aperture f/8
    ISO Equivalent 100



    The Mirage Atrium

    Exposure Time 1/60 sec
    Aperture f/8
    ISO Equivalent 200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    Yes that is the moon at around 10:30am if I remember correctly. A few more and all are in my PBase Gallery also.

    Bellagio Conservatory decorated for Memorial Day. Pretty good quality at ISO 1600 with no noise correction used.
    What a differnce the Sigma makes over the kit 18-55. I am impressed. These are as good as my (other brand) gets with the same lens.

    Very (very) nice shots. Vegas is definately a shooters paradise... Day or night. The Venetian and Ceasars are just as photogenic, especially at night.

    Again, nice shots.
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    Excellent Pics.........I want to go now!! I've been to the Bellagio in Biloxi Looks very similiar, (but its not the same as being in Vegas!) So.........now that you've teased us about Vegas are you going to tell us what happened in Vegas....or will that "stay in Vegas"??

    Thanks for sharing your pics. Enjoyed them!!
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    Thanks George as I was a little skeptical at first having to rely on the Sigma Lens but it proved to be an excellent choice for this kinda use. I believe it's a keeper now however I would like a bright wide angle zoom more for this kinda stuff. I hardly ever went above the 75mm range. The Tamron was nice to have available for the low light conditions but just a little too short on the wide angle shots.

    Savannah - Thanks also and that'd be the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, about 90 miles from my house. I left behind probably $150 gambling funds is all ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    Thanks George as I was a little skeptical at first having to rely on the Sigma Lens but it proved to be an excellent choice for this kinda use. I believe it's a keeper now however I would like a bright wide angle zoom more for this kinda stuff. I hardly ever went above the 75mm range. The Tamron was nice to have available for the low light conditions but just a little too short on the wide angle shots.

    Savannah - Thanks also and that'd be the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, about 90 miles from my house. I left behind probably $150 gambling funds is all ...
    So how about the Sigma 18-50 f2.8? Seems to be a reasonable lens, and gets you to 75mm (after crop).

    Additional note on donations:

    I generally donate $200 + hotel and rental car, to the local Las Vegas economy. But I love to roll those "bones", and I generally go up and down several times in a couple of days. Hey, it's cheaper than going to the shows, and a lot more fun.

    Even when you win you are only borrowing the money until the next time.
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    Very impressed with those photos.

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