We spent the last two nights and one full day on a very quick trip to Las Vegas. I really needed to photograph the brand new City Center. I have an extensive collection of Las Vegas photos, but not having images of the brand new 11 billion dollar City Center was a giant hole. Yeah that’s right 11 billion! So with wildflowers a bit off here, we made the quick drive to Las Vegas.
I had hoped to photograph the City Center last October, but its planned opening was delayed until December, so I walked finding vantage points outside the project in which I could get distant images. Now I was able to photograph the huge 76 acre project from within.
I usually try to pick “quiet” times to photograph Las Vegas. I was once there during a cold, rainy mid week evening in which I had the Strip about as much to myself as possible in a place visited by more then 35 million people a year. 🙂 Well, visiting during a warm stretch of weather, during Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, and right before the biggest gambling sporting event of the year wasn’t actually quiet, but fortunately it worked out.