Walking The Strip

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© John Linton
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UploadedApril 4, 2010
TakenMarch 4, 2010
Exposure1/4000 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length63 mm
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Las Vegas, NV.

My wife, Brenda, and I visited Las Vegas last month. It was her second time and my first in Sin City. I found walking The Strip to be a street photographer's dream come true. Everywhere I looked there seemed to be something worth photographing.

I'm a host of the Street Photography and Photojournalism group on RedBubble and we recently ran a challenge:

A Black and White capture of “The decisive moment.”

"That moment that captures the essence of an event in Black and White.
The Challenge
Capture that fleeting moment that tells the story, a moment that if not recorded will be gone forever.
An event that is gone as quickly as it arrived.
The winning photograph will capture the essence of the event in a single B/W photo.
Henri Cartier Bresson coined the term decisive moment, this journal gives us a basic understanding of it."

The challenge got me to looking through my photos for any that might fit and when JPG ran this photo challenge I thought this might make a good entry.

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens

iPhoto Black & White

3 March 2010

38 responses

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Theres nothing better than a midget Elvis!!!!!!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Vegas is truly a great people watching place and your shot proves that. Cool.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (4 Apr 2010):

    Mini Elvis!!!!! I hope you got an autograph...dudeski!!:)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    LOL!! This reminds me of the time I took my kids to the air show. My oldest had just been in a horrible bicycle wreck and had to walk slowly and was pretty miserable so I let him hold the camera. (I was an instant camera person back then) When I got the film developed, he had taken the entire roll up of midgets that had been walking around at the airfield. I laughed so hard all over the drug store. Great shot John.


    JOE FAILK gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    I didn't know Elvis had a Mini-Me companion :) Great shot!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    A great shot...I love this!!

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (4 Apr 2010):

    Wow, fantastic. Great entry.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    One cannot go wrong with any Elvis!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    This is great, John! I think you caught the essence of the inhabitants of LV in this one shot.

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Just the way I love it,,Bizzare.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    That looks like a miniature Elvis sitting there! Nicely captured.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Well done, John.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    LOL....if you haven't seen it, you haven't been to Vegas!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Great capture!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    All shapes and sizes.....The King lives ~ !!!!! ;)

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    LOL good one

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    The tiny "Elvis" is cute,,but I find the two guys really more amusing ,,one is just dumbfounded he can't stop looking,,the other on the right,,has this "cracking" up smile,,LOL...great shot John

  • Michael Ellis

    Michael Ellis gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Extra special, John!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    and I thought I've seen them all. great capture, John. I think I need to visit Red Bubble more often.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    And you are right, John. It's a great entry. And there is always so much on the streets of Las Vegas. Nice catch! R

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    john I love so many things about this! it tells such a great story.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    Simply fantastic John, it is deep into a story, the imagination keeps going!

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    great entry!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (9 Apr 2010):

    hot for theme!!nice!!

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Great entry John, well done!

  • s w

    s w gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    haven't been to Vegas myself but I can see how it can be a great place for taking great shots, fantastic candid!

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Another great capture....

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    I'd say you captured the moment perfectly here.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Fantastic capture and entry!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Brilliant, John. You truly captured the essence of that moment.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (11 Apr 2010):


  • Christina Storozkova

    Christina Storozkova (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):


  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    Yeah ..Elvis Days ...

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Fits the theme to a T..It seems his handler forgot to bring him his favorite fried banana and peanutbutter sandwich..

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    too good

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (20 May 2010):

    L O V E I T !!!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (21 Jul 2010):

    What an adorable lil elvisite! the size of a Keebler elf..

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (30 Oct 2010):

    Life is full of drama & all the worlds a stage...thanks for exposing a small portion of that wonderous world view.

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