Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Hotel (HDR)

Viva Las Vegas! When walking thru the Venetian this early AM…around 8ish..all was quiet and a few drunkards were stumbling by. While taking the gondola ride the evening before…I had to grab this shot and decided to come back. I’m sure many people have the same photo as well. It is a nice re-creation of Venice. The fake buildings look solid in HDR. Now here was the challenge…the original ceiling is a lighted sky. The lighting is odd and the sky def looks off and funky in HDR. So whats a photog to do? I added a sky layer to make it look cleaner. I messed with Saturation, skew and added NIK tonal contrast to the sky to get it to fit in properly. Now its Viva Las Photoshop!

Talke Photography Settings:

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 12.0 mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: HDR 5 Exposures (+2 to -2)
Aperture: f/22
Gear: Tripod
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6

13 comments on “Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Hotel (HDR)

  1. jimdenham says:

    What a gorgeous hotel and your image represents it very well Pete! Well done!

  2. las vegas bling perfectly captured – well done 🙂

  3. Rich McPeek says:

    Awesome shot Pete! Love the processing!

  4. theaterwiz says:

    Nicely done Pete

  5. I’ve never been…but I’m impressed!

  6. Nicely done HDR 🙂

  7. Photo Media says:

    Hello, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award … Here is the link … Enjoy 🙂

  8. Kieran Hamilton says:

    Cracking HDR! I saw this place on a documentary recently, very strange…

  9. Love your work Peter, you have some stunning images, and I particularly enjoy reading your settings / workflow. Fantastic!!

  10. Bcn says:

    Awesome photo, Pete. It’s a pleasure watching your photos.
    Have a nice day.

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