Wynn Exclusives

In the architecturally beautiful town of Las Vegas there are a large number of eye-catching hotels and resorts to photograph. The upscale Wynn Exclusives, which include the Wynn Las Vegas and the Encore, are among the five star luxury elite. The image below was taken from a monorail platform, which is a good distance away from the actual buildings, but they really stand out nicely, even in a mid-day sun with a featureless sky.

Photo of the Wynn Exclusives resort
Photo of the Wynn Exclusives resort

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I recall this day being one of those roasters where the temperatures were in the 105 degree (F) range. There was a slight haze in the sky which I cleared somewhat with an adjustment layer in Photoshop CS6. Typical of Vegas, there were no clouds to help the scene. I spent an entire week there and only caught a lovely sky on one morning, which you can see here at the Aria.

The image was also given a very generous crop, getting rid of the substantial ridge and trees that dominated the foreground, leaving only the very tree tops as a sort of hedge. The result leaves us with a bit of a panoramic feel.

Continuing my added focus on black and white image creation, we have a conversion below.

A black and white photograph of the Wynn Exclusives resort.
A black and white photograph of the Wynn Exclusives resort.

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In this B&W conversion I simply added an adjustment layer in Photoshop, clicked on the built-in B&W conversion tool, then added a little dodging and burning.

If you would like to see a closer view of the Wynn, my fellow photography pal Jim Denham has a nicely created image here.

Thanks so much for clicking by!

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