This -- is Vegas

Added on by John Sturr.

This — is Vegas — and I’ve been chomping at the bit to get this posted, (taken in early Sept.) but I wanted to wait to get them all registered first.  

This - and more to come - remind me of the likes of Hedrich Blessing with the BW and the mid-day light and crazy strong forms.  I try to plan everything I shoot, predict the sun, and hopefully eventually show up at the right time.  If this is client based work - that’s a given - if this is vacation time, well, I try to do my best for planets to align.  This was vacation time.

As I struggle to find the right camera and lens system - I am reminded of results such as this.  And that’s not meaning to say that I’m tooting my own horn here - but it is meant to say that I can squeeze satisfying results out of a 1” sensor and a challenging (slow) set of lenses from the Nikon 1 V1.

Stylistically this is a departure from what I usually shoot.  I have always shot wide - to encompass all of the subject - but lately I’ve been influenced by the photographer LaRoque and his style.  It has really gripped me, and I’m going to explore more of the telephoto type field of view.

With that — This — is Vegas.

Nion 1 V1 - 30-110m