Last Vegas 2015

February 24, 2015  •  1 Comment

I just got back from a short vacation to Las Vegas, NV to celebrate my sister's birthday.  The last trip to Vegas I focused on the flashy Las Vegas Strip, so this time I decided that I wanted to go off the strip to take some photos.  It just so happened that my brother-in-law used to live in an area called Summerlin which is a western suburb of Las Vegas.  Summerlin and his house is right next to Red Rock Canyon National Conversational Area. We wanted to go out and take some photos of the sunrise over the city and the early sunlight hitting the mountains.  We got up at 5:00am to leave our hotel by 5:15am.  We still saw a few party goers on their way to bed which was fun to talk to.  We had about a 20-30 minute drive to where we would hike up for a view point.  As we were driving out from downtown we couldn't see any stars so we thought it might be cloudy, but by the time we got to Red Rock Canyon it was a clear morning.  

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You never quite know what to expect when you get up for a sunrise but there is something magical about watching the sun come up over the horizon to start a new day. This sunrise was pretty typical until some clouds started rolling through right at the time as the sun was starting to peak through throwing a great pink color on the clouds. 
 
 
 
After the sunrise we headed back down the hike to view the Red Rock Canyon mountains. Here is a sped up version of the drive. 
 
 
Below are some photos from the rest of the morning. 
 
 
 
 
We really enjoyed getting up and seeing the sunrise that we decided to do it again but this time we would wait for the sun to hit the mountains. Here is another time lapse of the sunrise hitting the mountains. You can really see the different colors that get cases on to the mountain. 
 
 
 
 
Below are some more videos of the rest of the morning taken with a GoPro similar to my Mexico blog post. 
 
 
Here is another time lapse video of the cars on Las Vegas Boulevard. 

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susan(non-registered)
nice pictures, Jamie. Especially the sunrise video!!
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