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Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas by Stan Bormann, APSA, EPSA

January 2020 - Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas

About the Image(s)

This is an image of the Lou Ruvo Brain Center in Las Vegas taken around 3:30 in the afternoon on the way back from Spokane. We were told that it is an afternoon shot but not late afternoon because there are shadow that will go over the building. It is also a hard time to take a good image of a highly reflective subject. Perhaps a polarizer would do the job, but we went to cellphones. Shot with a Samsung Galaxy 10+ with its wide angle lens at a 123 degree field of view. IS) 50, 1.8mm, f/2.2, 1/2300 sec. This camera did a better job than our Micro 4/3s cameras or Shirley's iPhone 7 with no user set adjustments, but it automatically goes to HDR mode.

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10 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Looks like a Frank Gehry building?   Posted: 01/07/2020 22:51:10
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
You got it, there are a lot of these around. This one is easy to get to in Las Vegas.   Posted: 01/08/2020 14:10:57

Jerry Snyder   Jerry Snyder
This is a very nice photograph of an interesting building. I like the fact that you preserved the outlines of the individual panels and controlled the glare. It makes me wonder how the interior space of the rooms is oriented.   Posted: 01/08/2020 12:18:47

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I guess that's what happens to a building made of clay sitting in the hot desert. I really like the detail and tonal range.   Posted: 01/08/2020 16:33:56

Don York   Don York
A very interesting image that definitely gets your attention. I like your handling of the sky.   Posted: 01/09/2020 13:47:20

John Roach   John Roach
Excellent tone and control of the highlights. I am not a big fan of this architect's structures, however, you presented it well, especially if we consider architecture fitting into its environment. Then, I think Jerry is on target!   Posted: 01/09/2020 21:07:17

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
It looks like something out of Affinity's "Liquefy persona"! Are the floors in there level?

That aside, it's a compelling mono to me. It's perhaps a pity that the trees on the left obscure the building. Perhaps there was no viewpoint to avoid that, and perhaps a change would lose the nice leading diagonal of the path.   Posted: 01/13/2020 15:51:34
John Roach   John Roach
If Stan did use Liquefy, he did it masterfully. A few times several years ago I used the liquify filter in Photoshop but sure would know how to create such a great architecture with it. Aside, from this humorous discussion, I wanted to say, how well, I think Stan controlled highlights. That was done very well.   Posted: 01/17/2020 06:37:16
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
No liquefy used. Actually not anything very unusual. Just Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex.   Posted: 01/29/2020 22:27:58

Abhijeet Banerjee   Abhijeet Banerjee
Nice example of an architecture work with good tonality, shadows and highlights. Liked the different shades and texture on the walls. Light is also excellent.   Posted: 01/19/2020 07:05:45