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Photoshop World, Las Vegas, Part 3

After dark, Las Vegas sparkles — such as in this shot of the Mandalay Bay.

Next door, the apex of the Luxor pyramid projects a fixed-position spotlight that points directly upward and is claimed to be the brightest beam in the world at over 42.3 billion candle power. The lights along the edges of the pyramid turn on and off in sequence to make it look like lines simultaneously moving up and down.

Two weeks ago, I shared a photo of these rams and tiny attendants taken in daylight. Here they are at night.

Likewise, here is the Sphinx after the sun goes down.

Another Egyptian statue with the pyramid and its apex light in the background.

Excalibur is bright and colorful even at night with the vividly painted conical roofs.

But Lady Liberty — or at least the New York New York Las Vegas version — cannot be outshone in the dessert night.

Close by is the ersatz Empire State Building.

And the Chrysler Building whose daytime shot was shared two weeks ago.

Two years ago when I took this shot of the Tropicana, it was in trouble. Bankruptcy with rumors that the entire complex would be razed — the land being too valuable to house a rundown hotel. However, the new owners have completely renovated the Tropicana inside and out. I guess this piece of Las Vegas history will remain for a while.

The MGM Grand was designed around the theme of The Wizard of Oz — can you see the Emerald City?

And Leo — remember that cats are nocturnal — perfectly fitting Las Vegas where the action never stops.

Next week — on to Maui.

Life is good.

B. David

P. S., All photos and text © B. David Cathell Photography, Inc. — www.bdavidcathell.com