Going Back on the Grid

Posted: August 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
Last Wednesday I went off the grid and took a break from all social media connections for five days.  I headed westward on a plane flight to Las Vegas, or as some people call it, Loss Wages. Lucky I lost just a little of my wages. Only bad part of the trip was on Wednesday Las Vegas posted a temperature of 116 degrees which was only 1 degree off their all time hottest day of 117.



I didn’t want to carry my DSLR camera and Tamron lenses, so just brought a simple point and shoot camera that I could easily carry on the strip in Vegas.  Set the camera in the HDR mode. First two images are from the balcony of our hotel, the Cosmopolitan.  Sunrise and after sunset.



This was shot inside one of the hotels.


I shot a few typical tourist shots, but my mind was still thinking of close-ups, shooting small areas of larger subjects.










IMG_1723600_peMy fun break is over and back home.


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  1. hippiwomyn68 says:

    Wow, you got some awesome images, Mike!! Very fresh and interesting. Love the processing. My favorites are the 5th image (the purple) – it looks like a really dressy spider’s web to me – and the 7th and 8th images. Very different subject matter, but I can still easily identify it as a “Mike Moats”!! Great stuff! 🙂

  2. ddrobney says:

    Amazing photos, Mike! I would brave Vegas just to get a shot of the Chihuly umbrella ceiling display!

  3. Toby H says:

    Great inspiration .


    Toby Hilt

  4. Roberta Kelley says:

    Awesome shots! I think going off the grid was good for you.

  5. Patrice says:

    Awesome shots!

  6. Jeff Kaplan says:

    Great pics Mike, pray tell, what point and shoot camera did you use to get the HDR effect?

    Jeff Kaplan

  7. Ellen Stevens says:

    Those amazing shots with a point and shoot, why do I have a 7D with lenses. Geesh. Beautiful work, Mike.

    • Mike Moats says:

      Ellen, if you find good subject matter, compose it well, any digital camera will do a nice job capturing the subject. Most photographers are to worried about the equipment, and thinking their bad subject they choose, which they poorly composed, will somehow turn out great if they have an expensive camera and lenses.

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