This photo is a street view in front of the Regis Galerie, which is a gift shop inside the Venetian Las Vegas. The lighting is low, many tourists passing by along the corridor, but what fascinated me here was the reflection of the store lighting onto the walkway. Just outside the Regis was a lighted purse gallery shelving unit which aided in the lighting. I am uncertain what kind of clear finish is on the floor, but the impression it gives is that it just finished raining. I was not allowed to take any photos from the artwork inside the store, and I know this after I took a few. The blur on the moving people was deliberate on account of a 2 second exposure, except for the one man on the left seems to have been frozen for the shot.
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batalay (36103) 2011-02-13 18:48
The glistening floor tile, the shadowy figures, some sharp, some blurred, and the low vantage point you've chosen create an abstract work. I like it very much.
Sonata11 (33426) 2011-02-13 19:18
the front of the Regis Galerie is a very interesting and beautiful. Fantastic colors, great composition and framed as well. Even some people are blurred, doesn't bother me, sometimes can happend. A very stunning colorful picture. All are great.
All the best,
jjcordier (77816) 2011-02-13 22:26
Les reflets sur le pavage luisant et les couleurs saturées donnent beaucoup d'attrait à cette image bien animée par les passants avides de consommation!
serp2000 (41316) 2011-02-13 22:41
I like this photo, high technical level, superb quality. Excellent colours and details!
jhm (141921) 2011-02-14 3:36
Las Vegas, we know these city as a big city and specially the a lot casino's.
These evening picture is very well taken, I like your enlightenment and the a lot different colors, what a splendid reflections on these floor.
Perfect angle choice, also colors and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
JFS (32459) 2011-02-14 4:24
Flashy shot! It seems Venice! Well the floor is too new...
hispic (9652) 2011-02-14 19:02
Reflection on the wet floor is very impressive. a bit darker exposure makes the glow stand out brilliantly.
It is a very rare image to rain in Las Vegas of desert climate.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
macjake (58782) 2011-02-15 11:58
again, i know this area very well. If i'm not mistaken, there is a restaurant to the left thats very photogenic, looks like a cave or a long black tunnel with red lights...perhaps its around the corner.
wish i had thought of this, just goes to show that there are SO many photo opps in Vegas...
lovely yellow reflected light on the black tile.
another interesting point to make is that i usually avoid the blurring of people in my shots, but seeing it, i like the effect it has...perhaps i'll change my way of thinking.
J_Burke (1285) 2011-02-16 1:39
Well spotted opportunity here, you were right to be drawn by the reflections on the ground. Your low point of view from the corner of the square is excellent too, great use of available light and the slow shutter speed is a nice effect giving a sense of movement to the scene which is in good contrast to the man on the left almost captured perfectly still. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
jaywalker (16101) 2011-02-16 10:13
Hi Paul, A well captured daily life photo, the wet look on the ground is a lovely addition & you havemanaged the light superbly, there is some great detail & overall a really nice picture, kind regards Wilson.
kato (11630) 2011-06-16 17:26
You're capturing well this galerie by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see typical U.S style's shopping mall as there is building of low layer floor around the courtyard. It's impressive that each shops are colorful and the design of second floor is unique, too.
And, the reflection of light projected to the courtyard draws out a good effect for the whole.