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Las Vegas: Futility

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by DivideBYZero, May 11, 2013.

  1. DivideBYZero

    DivideBYZero Mu-43 Rookie

    16
    May 11, 2013
    Took this as I was walking with a group of colleagues through, hmm, I want to say Harrahs. We were on a scavenger hunt at the time, it was getting dull, hence the focus on shooting pics...

    Anyhow, was taken with my E-PM1, with the 40-150mm lens @ 40mm.
     

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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Supposed to be "entertainment". I'll go along with futility! :biggrin:
     
  3. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Or "hope". Nice picture. Great perspective .
     
  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I like the crop. Bet the casinos aren't really wild about shooting pictures of their "clients".
     
  5. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    Casinos arn't built by winners, just losers. If sombody wins, somebody (or many sombodies) have to lose.
     
  6. DivideBYZero

    DivideBYZero Mu-43 Rookie

    16
    May 11, 2013
    No doubt, but I was on my feet and snapped it on the run. I wasn't expecting the cam to focus in time, but it came out OK. :)

    Cam is an E-PM1, by the way. Picked it up for €199 @ Amsterdam Airport with the 14-42 kit AND a free bag (although I've got the PEN street case now).
     
  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Welcome to our MFT family. Look forward to more shots.

    -Chrome
     
  8. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    You can't shoot the table games,slots are OK.
    Nice pic.
     
  9. DivideBYZero

    DivideBYZero Mu-43 Rookie

    16
    May 11, 2013
    Actually it's full frame, all I did was vignette it. :)
     
  10. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    I was referring to the visual crop of the subjects relative to their environment.

     
  11. DivideBYZero

    DivideBYZero Mu-43 Rookie

    16
    May 11, 2013
    Gotcha!
     
  12. rich9cinti

    rich9cinti Mu-43 Veteran

    288
    Mar 23, 2013
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Rich
    This is generally true but I was surprised how Vegas this past year has not been so strict about it. Someone had won 4 of a kind on their first sit and they allowed the table to be photographed (Ceasar's Palace). They have also loosened up on smartphone/mobile use around tables, too... Of course, to a point that it's incidental and not throughout the game. I come from the old school of being discrete when shooting in a casino... Feels like you got away with a crime lol. I'm sure having an innocent looking MFT camera instead of a dslr helps :)

    Nice shot.
     
  13. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Generally no problem

    I just got back from Vegas about a month ago. The only time I was challenged (in a casino) was when I pulled out my tripod. They were very nice about it and explained that the casino (MGM) had no problem with photos, but they did have a policy with tripods. They were concerned that someone could trip on one of the legs. I pulled the legs together to form a monopod and they were happy. I was just shooting wide shots of the casino floor.

    The "street performers" seem to be very opposed to photography unless you pay them!

    Here's some shots from my last two trips
    Only in Las Vegas
    Only in Las Vegas
    Only in Las Vegas II
    Only in Las Vegas II