Vegas Baby…Vegas

As many of you may know about me, I love to shoot the weather with the best composition I can come up with in whatever situation arises…however, sometimes all you can do is run up to the top of a parking garage and snap photos of a monster storm and not care about anything else.

I was in Vegas two weeks ago during some good stormy weather, driving back to the airport with a colleague from another company, and I can’t even tell you how badly I wanted to pull the car over. I didn’t have a tripod or lightning trigger, but I would have done anything to get into a better position to shoot this thing.

However, as it ended up…this vantage point was awesome. I was lucky enough to have some time before my flight, so I got to the sixth floor of the employee parking garage (I guess) and was somehow not harassed by any security guards. Maybe it was the lack of a tripod, who knows.

Awesome storm though…and I couldn’t decide between two images I made from it. The top is an HDR from 3-railing-propped brackets…and the bottom is a single bracket with some processing done to it.

(BTW, if you don’t know where the quote “Vegas baby…Vegas” comes from, please go rent Swingers 🙂