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Monday, November 17, 2008

Photo Challenge # 25 Low Light Reno dressed to party

This has been the most fun challenge for me so far. When hubby got home I asked to escape to take these pictures. My life as a single woman had taken me to many parts of the world. I hitch hiked through Wales, camped in a lot of different spots in Scotland, tasted beer for the first time in Belgium, walked the streets of London , experienced Paris with the love of my life, made my way to Ireland, raised in Africa and now living in America. I have always had an adventurous side to me and have always taken risks. I have always dived in and then checked how deep it was. That side of me was asleep until tonight. It was a little scary being down town in Reno late at night. Surprisingly it was quiet. There were several homeless people and some tourists. It seemed as though the casino's are hurting due to the economic crisis. I double parked and stepped out into the middle of the street to get some of these shots. There was no much traffic but my heart still pounded a mile a minute. I kept looking around me and tried to stay safe. These are the shots I got tonight. Thanks for such a fun challenge. To check out other creative peoples work go to http://www.photochallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Thanks for checking it out. Let me know which is your favorite.

This is the view of the city from very far away. I pulled over onto the shoulder of a highway that wraps around the city. The speed limit was 50mph and I still stopped. Pretty stupid but I got this shot and I am impressed as I just used the night setting and no tripod. I did place the camera on the guard rail for support.

10 comments:

Helen said...

Love the new look of your blog...how wonderful! And so interesting to read and learn more about your life. Great photos! TFS

Connie said...

I like the first and second one. Love your story. It is starting to look like Vegas.

Dig-Photos n Scrappings said...

been there many times since my childhood and i still attened there too when my vaction time..

Laramie said...

Love the photo's of downtown especially the Clown and Marque.

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anabellpepper said...

Great shots of the reno lights. Remind me of Vegas lights!! So hard to get good shots of them without a tripod!! You did an awesome job though!!

ERIN said...

I love the fountain best. Great job. WE go to Tahoe ever christmas and always fly into reno. Makes me excited to go this year!

Jorinde said...

Great pictures, love all those lights, wish they would have a place like that here somewhere in Switzerland :)

Wendy said...

What better place to take low light photos than Reno! I'm glad nothing happened and that you got some Great photos!! Love the one taken from the hillside of the city, beautiful!

Jopke... said...

Wow, how glamorous and colorful these are. Wonderful job.

Tracey said...

Your new blog looks fantastic - great work hon, and I am LOVING those photos, hope you are having a great week XXX