Daybreak on The Strip

Today we head back out to the desert city of Las Vegas where I shot the image below at daybreak. I had walked across the elevated crosswalk between the MGM Grand and New York New York, stopping to await the traffic that was sitting at a red light a block or so away. It had been some time since I had captured any light trails so this was the perfect opportunity to do so. By the way, this vantage point is just above the Firefighter II image posted previously.

Daybreak on The Strip
Daybreak on The Strip

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This is a single long exposure image (RAW) processed completely in LR4 with it's versatile array of sliders. I was quite happy with this result, particularly when you see the original shot (below).

DSC_0171 - RAW
DSC_0171 - RAW

The long exposure had blown out some of the lighting and made things a bit fuzzy overall but LR4 is a really powerful tool for working with RAW files, allowing one to recover a great deal of information. The final settings were saved as a preset for future use. Presets are great time savers, although each image is different, but they can get you closer than starting from scratch.

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM