For this new year I have a resolution that I think will be pretty easy to keep. I plan on taking photos of each and every hotel/casino on the strip. Not just the regular touristy photos but details of architecture that might be easy to miss. One of my first shots is this, a detail of the New York New York Hotel and Casino. So far I have hit Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, and New York New York. I suppose I should post them in order but what fun would that be?
The processing for this image started out pretty straightforward. Adjust the highlights and shadows, blacks and whites. And it was a nice enough image, but something was missing. I am now of the opinion the these AB Friday posts should included a fair amount of pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box, whatever the latest cliche. So I decided to try and make it look like the sun was just dawning. Or setting. I still haven’t made up my mind. With the adjustment brush, I highlighted the sides and bottom of the foreground lamp with a slight yellow glow to approximate a light bulb. Then with the radial filter I added about 6 bright yellow oval highlights to approximate the sun. The image then looked too yellow overall so I added a bit of magenta. I am aware that there might be some who will object to a slight variation of shadows. Or maybe they will ask why the sun is setting (or rising) in the south? Because! That’s why. It’s my image and I’m having fun.
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