Of all the things I miss from my Southerly wanders, I truly miss the sunset from Las Vegas!  The colors that emerge from the sky seem to mimic paintings of far away lands.  Something about the dry desert air intensifies the color’s depth.  Maybe it’s the lack of clouds, maybe it’s the dust, maybe it’s the pollution!  Whatever the cause, the sunsets are awe-inspiring!

This picture was taken with my trusty Kodak Z740 from my balcony in Henderson at an exposure of 1/8th of a second.  I’m surprised at how well this camera and I got along with it’s tiny 5MP sensor.  My Nikon takes spectacular sharp pictures, but I do miss the colors from the Kodak.  The optics were plenty sufficient for most of what I’ve ever photographed and the controls were surprisingly easy to use.  It’s a good thing, because I didn’t have a whole lot of time to learn new things at this point in life.  I had to work a lot just to afford a room in this desert paradise.  I actually have more photos from this residence like the airplane descending, the lightning, and the nighttime version of this picture.  Being my first real digital camera, I took way too many long exposure pictures.

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