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    Pictures from Vegas

    Being a photography nut, I always take pictures from places I visit, even if that's my fourth or fifth time visiting that place. And of course, I take a lot more pictures, if I am using a new camera.

    This year, Santa was good to me, and a Fujifilm X100 ended up in my camera bag.



    I am in love with my new toy, so I decided that I would only bring this camera to the SHOT Show this year. Reducing the weight of my carry-on bag by several kilos, was a promising factor. The fact that the tests I did before leaving, shooting pictures of a pistol, showed me that the camera produced the quality I wanted. So the X100 went in the carry-on bag and I left for Las Vegas.

    You can see the pictures I shot at the SHOT Show in another thread, so here I'll present you with some other pictures I shot at my spare time.

    Leaving from Athens airport early in the morning, allowed me the rare opportunity to see the mountains around the city capped with snow. This usually happens only once or twice a year.



    The Athens Airport train station.



    Car



    Heathrow Airport



    Orange bridge



    Jumbo jet taking off.



    Heathrow Airport bridge



    The Rear Food Company



    Riviera Hotel



    Reception



    Asian Restaurant



    Light



    Reflection of the sun reflection in a window (yes, that's what it is, the reflection of the sun reflection)



    Apartment building



    The Stratosphere



    Porsche



    The Stratosphere 2



    Restaurant



    People jumping off a building from 900 ft!!!!

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    A restaurant in the Stratosphere



    And another restaurant



    The Bar



    Trump Hotel



    Encore



    Sidewalk



    Only in Vegas you can see a ship inside a hotel yard



    The Palazzo



    It makes me dizzy



    The Palazzo 2



    The Mirage



    The Palazzo 3



    Reminds me of Venice



    Street pattern



    Wynn and some ... cheap shops



    Waterfall



    The Encore sign



    Another restaurant



    Only in Vegas you can see something like that, outside a hotel (the Riviera)

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    Riviera's casino



    Another restaurant inside Riviera



    The ship, again



    Inside the Fashion Show Mall (the friendliest Apple Store in town is there)



    I always wonder what those desert bushes were, when I saw them in old western movies



    Another "make you dizzy" floor



    Venetian bridge at the Venetian



    Fountain



    Tour bus



    This guy was making cigars, in a tobacco store, he didn't speak a word of English



    Riviera Lobby



    Sunset in Vegas



    Circus-Circus entrance



    Las Vegas McCarran Airport



    Store in McCarran



    NJ from the plane



    Hudson River, in early afternoon



    Wingtip



    Trying to catch the shadow



    New York at night or is it London early in the morning?

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    Great work John!

    That is NOT London in the last picture (there's a really easy way to tell!).
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    WOW! That is quite a capable camera!....the photog ain't bad either!!
    Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone.

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    Maybe he flipped the negative, so the tail lights are on the right hand side....

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros
    Great work John!

    That is NOT London in the last picture (there's a really easy way to tell!).

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    Bingo!

    I was a university student in the UK, on and off for 7 years... seeing the reversed traffic lights from the plane, when it came to land, was a useful reminder!
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    When I saw Frank's picture of you holding your new toy I thought maybe you had fallen off the Leica/film bandwagon again. I didn't even occur to me that it was digital.

    How do you like it? Can you use it like a true rangefinder or do you have to use the screen on the back? The shots look awesome!
    This guy was making cigars, in a tobacco store, he didn't speak a word of English
    I bet that was a good cigar.


    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros
    That is NOT London in the last picture (there's a really easy way to tell!).
    I was going to say the big ferris wheel on the Thames, but the tail lights would work too.
    "The 1911 was the design, given by God to us through John M. Browning, that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and it's true now." - Col. Robert Coates commanding, U.S. Marine Corp Special Operations Command Detachment 1 (DET 1)

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    Some great photos, John.
    adapt, improvise, overcome
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