Dublin Graffiti

Wall graffiti in Temple Bar area in Dublin, Ireland. This blue and yellow graffiti on a building corner looked like it was glowing under the sodium vapor lights. I was able to get a sharp picture at 1/8s shutter speed with the 18-200mm VR lens. It’s very rare to get a sharp picture at such a slow shutter speed. I was just lucky. I have used ‘high key’ filter to enhance the effect of blue paint.

New York New York, Las Vegas

A popular photo spot opposite the New York New York hotel in Las Vegas. I had taken same photo some 12 years ago at the same spot. Compare to notice the advances in technology. I had to work a lot on old photo (shot with film camera and then scanned negative) to remove noise, get correct white balance and remove some blemishes on the negative. This time around you see pretty much exactly what came out of my camera (digital this time) with only cropping and color cast removal. Shot with Nikon D90 and Nikon 18-200mm VR lens without a tripod.

Bellagio, Las Vegas

A lucky shot in the fading daylight while we were having dinner in a outdoor restaurant opposite Bellagio. Believe it or not, I have not done any retouching on this photo beyond a simple crop and some noise reduction. The colors are as they came out of camera. I use +3 Vivid setting all the time. Shot with Nikon D90 and Nikon 18-200mm VR lens, handheld.

Harley Davidson Cafe, Las Vegas

This Harley Davidson sign with bright red, white colors was very interesting. In reality the colors came out slightly different than what I saw them there. I didn’t bother playing with the white balance settings later. Shot with Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-200 VR lens without a tripod.