Las Vegas may be known as “the city that never sleeps,” but let me assure you that when the sun peeks up over the horizon, the city is pretty quiet — and beautiful. Most people know Vegas only for the bright neon lights and the party atmosphere, but on a recent trip, I woke up just as the sun was rising over Las Vegas Blvd
(AKA “The Strip”) and took some pictures on my stroll. It was a quiet side of Vegas that most people never see, or they stumble through in a drunken stupor after a hard night of partying. Either way, the Strip at dawn is a quiet, reflective place.
Armed with my Diana F+ and a 35mm back, I was able to get some pretty interesting shots of a city in a light not usually seen.
The next time you find yourself in this traditional party town, try to go against the grain and appreciate the city in a different light.