Bally’s, Las Vegas

An entrance to Bally's, Las Vegas.


The story: Exactly how it happened

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, so I guess I need to be a bit careful with the story behind this image of the entrance to Bally’s.

Best I can recall, it was June 2005. It was just before midnight and the temperature was still almost 100 degrees. I was just walking down The Strip, taking a few photos and minding my own business. The entrance to Bally’s caught my attention, with the sci-fi looking circular supports for the canopy positioned between large cylindrical internally illuminated columns.

I thought it looked pretty cool, so I took a couple of photos with my Canon EOS 20D and a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens set at 70mm. The exposure was 1/80th of a second at f/5.0 and ISO3200. 

I hoped it would make a nice image. Then I went straight back to my room.

Yep, I think that’s exactly how it happened.