Lori Carey Photography

Friday, June 6, 2008

Postcard Las Vegas

Had to run to Las Vegas the other day - 3.5 hour drive to spend 3 hours out there and then drive 3.5 hours back. Good thing we love road trips! Didn't want to lug my real camera, but I did think to take my little point and shoot that I hate so much. It's only 4 megapixels, the "on" button is temperamental and it chews through batteries like you wouldn't believe. I'm seriously thinking about picking up a G9.

We had lunch in Jasmine at the Bellagio, which gave us a spectacular view of the Fountains of Bellagio every half hour. So I took out my hated point and shoot to see what it could do shooting through the glass balcony doors (they wouldn't allow us to open the balcony doors because the water spray would blow into the restaurant). Not too bad, all in all a suitable one for the scrapbook.

If you've never been to Las Vegas or never had the pleasure of seeing the Fountains of Bellagio, it is the one thing on the Las Vegas strip truly worth seeing. It is a choreographed water and light show; beautiful during the day but absolutely magnificent at night. Here is one of the better YouTube videos I found with the fountains dancing to the duet of Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli singing "Time To Say Goodbye".

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