Laughlin is another gambling town in Nevada on the Colorado River, about 2 hours southeast of Las Vegas. The area where the casinos are is not even as long as half a Las Vegas city block. We pass the outskirts of Laughlin (and its sister city on the opposite shore, Bullhead City AZ) whenever we head to Kingman. For us, there is no other reason to go as we don’t gamble.
At the time of this shoot, Lynn and I were not yet married. She was in Illinois, acting as caregiver during her mother’s final days. Bored, I hopped into the car one afternoon and drove out to practice night shooting. I didn’t think these shots were very good at the time so they languished in my archives till just last night, when I decided to try some lightroom editing on them. Truth be told, I used On1 to add clouds, Lightroom for cropping and color correcting, and Topaz for additional toning and sharpness. I kinda like what I came up with.