POTD: My Favorite Heinie

My Favorite Heinie
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012

In case you can’t read it on the small screen, “My Favorite Heinie” is what it says at the bottom of this guy’s t-shirt. I assume it is a reference to Heineken beer (although interestingly enough there is no identifying label visible on the beer bottle). But still, it must take some interesting combination of humor, self-confidence, and/or ignorance to wear a shirt with such a strategically placed message on it–no matter what your body type.

POTD: On the Beat

On the Beat
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012

This uncommon vehicle would really stand out in most cities, but in Vegas (where looking at least a bit extreme seems to be the norm) it fit right in.

POTD: Vegas Abstract #4

Vegas Abstract #4
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012

Note the tip of the palm frond hanging down in the upper left hand corner of this image. At first it came across to me as a distracting flaw in the composition (one that I could easily have removed in Photoshop by the way). But then I decided I liked the bit of organic counterpoint to the harsh materials of the building components.

POTD: Vegas Abstract #3

Vegas Abstract #3
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012

The balconies (or maybe they’re not really balconies, just some sunshade or simple design element–hard to tell) on the building on the left of this image seem very dynamic viewed from this angle. It’s almost as if the image is a freeze-frame capture of them being sprayed across the front of the adjoining building.

POTD: Vegas Abstract #2

Vegas Abstract #2
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012

Although I didn’t call it that, Palm and Pool from earlier this week was the first abstract composition I photographed in Vegas, so this is number two. There were so many varied architectural styles, shapes, and textures it was hard to walk down the street very far without seeing some interesting combination of components to appreciate.

POTD: Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
Las Vegas, Nevada
2012

Her sign said “Everything Helps! Street Musician.” What else do you need to know? She was some distance from anything forest-like but she was enjoying playing the ukelele and singing song Norwegian Wood–and doing a pretty good job of it. Here’s a video with the original version of the song and some interesting historical film footage (opening with a clip of a pretty wasted Ringo):