February 19, 2011

Story: Airport Casino

I was traveling to Los Angeles for business and stopped over in the city of Las Vegas.  Right off the plane passengers stepped into a large round room full of slot machines.  It was still early enough that the machines looked nearly deserted.  For the next two hours of layover time I got out my camera and started taking pictures.  Slowly but surely, as the crowd in the terminal thickened, the crowd at the slots did too.  People started playing.  Most travelers walked around the slots, curious, smiling, wondering what they could win during their layover. One man hummed and hawed about it for awhile, standing back just staring, thinking.  He finally gave in, lost a few bucks and gave up.  Although only there, in the airport, for two hours I felt like I experienced a taste of Vegas:  Travelers enthralled in the lights and sounds with cash in hand.

Camera Gear:  Canon EOS Rebel XS, Canon 17-40mm f/4L

ISO 400  27mm  f/4  1/80

ISO 400  17mm  f/6.3  1/60

ISO 400  40mm  f/6.3  1/80

ISO 400  40mm  f/4  1/100.  Cropped in Lightroom

1 comment:

  1. I love these crisp, clean shots. Your photos make an airport casino look much prettier than it is in reality.

    I also may need to go get myself a wide angle lens.