STRATO RAW

STRATO RAW

A TOTALLY STREET LEVEL PICTURE.

THE MOTHER OF MANY VARIATIONS. 

STRATO BIRDS

STRATO BIRDS

FAMOUS MOTHER PICTURE.

LAKE SMITH RED - TURQUOISE

LAKE SMITH RED - TURQUOISE

YOU NEED A CANOE TO GET THIS SHOT.

STRATO SMITH - OPENING NIGHT

STRATO SMITH - OPENING NIGHT

CAN YOU FEEL THE MUSIC?

CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC?

THAT'S SCHIZOPHRENIA. 

BENT LIBERTY

BENT LIBERTY

Bent  Liberty happens when we start fiddling with the Constitution.  Be careful of how you amend the amendments.  CCW

STRATO RED MOOD

STRATO RED MOOD

THE BEST EXAMPLE OF A "MOTHER PICTURE".

FROM THIS ONE "NEGATATIVE" (TAKEN ONCE FROM THE SAME SPOT) YOU CAN CREATE A HUNDRED DIFFERENT "CHILDREN" ALL THE SAME YET ALL DIFFERENT. 

OH YEA, I FAKED THE MOON. 

I HAVE TRIED TO DUPLICATE THIS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES TO NO AVAIL. 

HORNEY

HORNEY

GUITAR CENTER

Great place to find stuff to shoot, except for the damn price tags in the way!

BALLY'S parking garage in oil

BALLY'S parking garage in oil

NEAR THE VALET PARKING LOT FOR BALLY'S IS AN INTRIGUING SPOT. SEVERAL PALMS ARE LIT WITH PURPLE LIGHTS. IT IS A PEACEFUL CONTRAST TO THE BUSTLE OF THE PEOPLE ARRIVING.

THEY ARE ON THE MOVE TO SOME PLACE.

THEY DO NOT NOTICE AT ALL, THAT I AM WONDERING WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

 

CAESARS 2 COSMOPOLITAN & THEN SOME

CAESARS 2 COSMOPOLITAN & THEN SOME

THIS IS A HOMEMADE PANORAMA OF A SKYLINE THAT RIVALS N. Y. CITY'S. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THE PICTURE ABOUT 1 INCH IN, THAT SMALL POINT IS THE EIFFEL TOWER AT THE PARIS HOTEL.

CANNERY CASINO BLACK & WHITE

CANNERY CASINO BLACK & WHITE

FIRST BLACK AND WHITE OF ANY CASINO. THE CANNERY HAS A  NICE TAHOE FEEL INSIDE.

COLOR CHANGING NEON ADORNS EVERY INCH OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

SIT IN THE PARKING LOT FOR 10 MINUTES AND TRIP OUT AS IT CYCLES COLORS.

CAESARS & BELLAGIO

CAESARS & BELLAGIO

 SKYLINE FROM RIO.

COSMO HOOD

COSMO HOOD

THIS IS THE AREA AROUND THE COSMOPOLITAN, TAKEN FROM HARMON ST. THE COLORS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU CAN SEE THE COSMOPOLITAN LETTERS IN WHITE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD HOTEL IS MIXED IN ON THE RIGHT.

COSMO PARIS

COSMO PARIS

THE MOST "ARTSY FARTSY" OF MY IMPRESSIONISTIC IMAGES. NOTICE THE SUGGESTION OF CARS AND PEOPLE.

THE COSMO IS AN ELEGANT BUILDING BUT SO UNDERSTATED THAT IT IS A CHALLENGE TO WORK WITH.

NOTICE HOW THE STRONG WINDS ACTUALLY MOVE THE EIFFEL TOWER . . .  NOT!  

 

BLUE RUVO- remission

BLUE RUVO- remission

BEFORE MY FATHER PASSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA. I TOLD HIM THAT I WAS GOING TO LOU RUVO'S TO  "STRAIGHTEN OUT THE BUILDING."   

THIS CALMING BLUE IMAGE IS REMISSION OR DEATH BUT EITHER WAY IT IS THE END OF THE SUFFERING

COSMO AU NATURAL SKYLINE

COSMO AU NATURAL SKYLINE

EARLY SKLINE.

Shooting across the 15 FWY.

LOU RUVO, NO  "T."  (IN ALZHEIMER'S)

LOU RUVO, NO "T." (IN ALZHEIMER'S)

LOU RUVO

THESE ARE THE LIGHTS THAT PERIODICALLY CHANGE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING. THEN I "STRAIGHTENED" THE BUILDING.

IT IS NOT THE "TWISTING" THAT I USUALLY GO FOR. 

GUITAR HERO

GUITAR HERO

MORE BOREDOM REMOVAL WHILE STUCK AT HOME.

DESIGNS IN BACKGROUND ARE A TRADE SECRET. NOT MASKING TAPE.

OH SHOOT! 

RIO VALET PARKING

RIO VALET PARKING

HEAD LIGHTS & TAIL LIGHTS.

COLORS SAY RIO.

BLACK BIRD

BLACK BIRD

Long days at home with Mom & Dad and their Dementia.

Hard up for a model, I found a couple of birds and after a good soaking in black paint, I had my models.

I need to get back to the street. 

EIFFEL TOWER (BUTTER)

EIFFEL TOWER (BUTTER)

THIS IS THE BUTTERY FLOW OF A TRUE VEGAS STREAK. 90% OF THIS IMAGE WAS COMPLETED ON THE STREET.

FASHION SHOW MALL

FASHION SHOW MALL

SPACESHIPS ARE HARD!

COSMO BLUSH FROM RIO

COSMO BLUSH FROM RIO

I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE SKYLINE SHOTS OR PANARAMAS. I AM GOING TO DEVOTE MORE TIME TO TRYING TO MASTER THESE IN THE FUTURE.

STRATO BONZAI

STRATO BONZAI

MINIMALISM. 

SO HARD TO STOP. 

BLACK AND WHITE HERO

BLACK AND WHITE HERO

I HAVE MUCH MORE EXPLORING TO DO HERE. JUST TOO BUSY RIGHT NOW.

MOMS DRAPES

MOMS DRAPES

 MORE BOREDOM REMOVAL.

THIS IS THE RESULT OF 2 YEARS OF TAKING CARE OF A BEDRIDDEN FATHER AND SICK MOTHER. I HOPE THAT I CAN GET THE PAINT OFF OF THE WALLS. (JUST KIDDING MOM, WHEREVER YOU ARE)

THERE IS POTENTIAL HERE. I NEED MORE DISCIPLINE, MORE TIME.

SMOKE ON THE WATER

SMOKE ON THE WATER

I AM GOING TO LEARN TO PLAY SMOKE ON THE WATER AS MY FIRST MUSICAL ENDEAVOR. 

HOOTER  (SINGULAR)

HOOTER (SINGULAR)

THE VERY FIRST ATTEMPT AT ENHANCEMENT.

I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY DOWN THE OVERWHELMING CARS IN THE FOREGROUND.

BLOODY HERO

BLOODY HERO

MORE TO COME.

DEMENTED

DEMENTED

LOU RUVO

MANILOW- McCarran Airport Parking

MANILOW- McCarran Airport Parking

AFTER A SHIFT AS A SECURITY OFFICER I DECIDED TO DRIVE AROUND  AND GO HUNTING FOR SOMETHING TO SHOOT.

IT WAS AFTER ONE A.M.

THEN I SAW THIS WONDERFUL NEON CASTLE. 

THE PARKING GARAGE AT McCARRAN.

GUESS WHO WAS IN TOWN?

 

MEXICAN STANDOFF

MEXICAN STANDOFF

WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING BADGES.

MGM-MONTE CARLO- ARIA- COSMO

MGM-MONTE CARLO- ARIA- COSMO

HOW CAN YOU STREAK A PICTURE BUT HAVE JUST THE "MGM GRAND"

LETTERS  CLEAR? 

SOMETIMES I AMAZE MYSELF.

MGM ALWAYS & ARIA

MGM ALWAYS & ARIA

THE GREEN'S ARE ALWAYS THE MGM.

THE BLUE WHITE IS ALWAYS THE ARIA. 

MGM ARIA SWIRL WITH GOLD VENETIAN

MGM ARIA SWIRL WITH GOLD VENETIAN

EARLY SWIRL

GREEN=MGM

BLUE WHITE STRIP=ARIA. . . .GOT IT? 

MIRAGE - JOE ROGAN -  & Mc DONALDS

MIRAGE - JOE ROGAN - & Mc DONALDS

MIRAGE, LEFT. 

ROGAN WAS ON THE BILL BOARD CENTER.

 Mc DONALDS ACROSS THE STREET CAME OUT WITH IT'S YELLOW'S AND RED'S.

BLACK LIBERTY

BLACK LIBERTY

HIT THE BEACH LIBERTY (ask a Sailor)

HIT THE BEACH LIBERTY (ask a Sailor)

RED, WHITE & BLIBERTY. 

WINTER IN PARIS

WINTER IN PARIS

SNOW COOL.

PH WESTGATE AUTUM

PH WESTGATE AUTUM

THERE IS MORE THAN A CLUE.

CHEESE CAKE FACTORY WITH TIVOLI

CHEESE CAKE FACTORY WITH TIVOLI

A DOUBLE EXPOSURE.  

FLAMING ROCKS

FLAMING ROCKS

RED ROCK. MORE TO COME AFTER RED ROCK SECURITY GETS OFF OF MY BACK.

VERY PETTY ABOUT ME TAKING MORE THAN ONE PICTURE AND I HAVE 

A PLAYERS CARD! 

WE LOVE OUR LOCALS! 

SMITH LAKE BERRY

SMITH LAKE BERRY

 WHERE IS THE LAKE?

LAKE SMITH

LAKE SMITH

I AM DROWNING HERE.

SMITH STRATO ROCKIN AND A ROLLIN

SMITH STRATO ROCKIN AND A ROLLIN

TRYING FOR A CARNIVAL FEEL. CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC?

2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON

2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON

CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2012. 

 

STRATO FOUR HORSEMAN SWIRL

STRATO FOUR HORSEMAN SWIRL

I LOVE THE FOUR HORSEMAN SO MUCH THAT I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD TRY A SWIRL.  

STRATO JASON/BUSINESS CARD

STRATO JASON/BUSINESS CARD

MY SON JASON STEERED THE CAR WHILE I THRUST THE CAMERA TOWARD THE STRATOSPHERE. I AM SURE THAT WE DID NOT ENDANGER HUMAN LIFE.

HOW MANY FACES CAN THE STRATOSPHERE HAVE ?

 (GOOD EMPTY SPACE FOR COPY)

WAITING FOR GADOT

WAITING FOR GADOT

EVEN AS THE REVELERS PITCHED BEER BOTTLES FROM THE APRTMENTS, I HELD MY GROUND WAITING FOR MIDNIGHT. GLASS BREAKING.

STRATO DRAGON BLUE

STRATO DRAGON BLUE

 ONE OF MANY DRAGONS.

STRATO BOTTLES

STRATO BOTTLES

JUST A TRICK. LAS VEGAS IS FULL OF THEM.

HECK WE PAY TO SEE THEM

STRATO - CARAMEL  ICE (DRAFT)

STRATO - CARAMEL ICE (DRAFT)

NEEDS SOMETHING, I WILL GET BACK TO IT. I DO LOVE THE MIRRORED IMAGE.

STRATO CANDLE  JULY 4TH

STRATO CANDLE JULY 4TH

A RARE TEXTURE BUT A CLOSE TWIN EXISTS. THIS EFFECT WAS DONE BY LEARNING HOW TO COLOR THE DIFFERENT DENSITIES OF SMOKE FROM THE FIREWORKS.

STRATO HELL

STRATO HELL

ONE HALF A SECOND AFTER THE BOMB.

STRATO DRAGON AU NATURAL

STRATO DRAGON AU NATURAL

A TRUE EXAMPLE OF STREET LEVEL STREAKING, PAINTING WITH A CAMERA. 

THIS IS THE QUEEN MOTHER OF DRAGONS. ONLY A HINT OF ENHANCEMENT WAS USED.

EMERALD CITIES

EMERALD CITIES

I WANT TO PERFECT THIS "POTENTIAL" AS SOON AS I CAN.

NUCLEAR STRATO

NUCLEAR STRATO

I AM SURE THAT WATCHING THE STRATOSPHERE MELT BOTHERS THE EXECUTIVE AT THE HOTEL. TOO LATE THEY ARE ALREADY DEAD. (LOL)

FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE STRATOSPHERE

FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE STRATOSPHERE

1/60TH OF A SECOND IS ABOUT AS LONG AS YOU CAN KEEP A CAMERA SHUTTER OPEN WITHOUT  BLURING THE IMAGE.

AS ALIEN AS IT MAY FEEL. PUSH AND KEEP THE SHUTTER BUTTON DOWN FOR 8 SECONDS. 

BET YOU CAN'T

STRATO WHAT THE HECK

STRATO WHAT THE HECK

CAN YOU FIND THE THE AIRCRAFT WARNING LIGHT?

STRATO FREUD (DREAMING IN COLOR)

STRATO FREUD (DREAMING IN COLOR)

TAKE THE KIDS OUT OF THE ROOM.

STRATO ARTSY FARTSY

STRATO ARTSY FARTSY

A FREAKING MASTER WORK.

STRATO PURPLE FLAMES

STRATO PURPLE FLAMES

ONE OF THE NUCLEAR SERIES.

STRATO FREUD'S BLUES

STRATO FREUD'S BLUES

FREUD SICLE

JULY 4TH TEST SHOT

JULY 4TH TEST SHOT

TESTING, TESTING, TESTING.

MORE AFTER JULY 4TH 2013. 

STRATO KINGDOM

STRATO KINGDOM

 I REALLY HAVE LITTLE CLUE ABOUT THIS EXOTIC LAND. THEY SAY THAT IT IS IN THE DESERT SOMEWHERE EAST OF CALIFORNIA.

STRATO LAND

STRATO LAND

A TRAVELER TO OTHER LANDS GAVE ME THIS OLD PICTURE OF A PLACE THAT THE EXPERTS BELIEVE IS ACTUALLY STRATO KINGDOM EAST OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. 

MANY PEOPLE ARE SAID TO HAVE VISITED BUT NONE HAS EVER RETURNED. . . . . . . . . . WITH THEIR MONEY.

STRATO MELONCOLIA

STRATO MELONCOLIA

CAN YOU FEEL IT ? 

THE LIGHT IN THE ARCHED DOOR WAY BECONS. 

STRARO DRAGON

STRARO DRAGON

MY MOM PICKED THESE COLORS. 

 

MY MOM SAID THAT I AM SPECIAL. 

STRATO MUTED COLORS

STRATO MUTED COLORS

I WOULD GIVE THIS A 85 BUT I WOULDN'T BUY IT. 

STRATONATOR

STRATONATOR

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING?

TRY THE HWY 15 AT 70 MPH. 

ONE ARM OUT THE WINDOW

CAMERA BLOWING IN THE WIND. 

NUCLEAR MOMENT

NUCLEAR MOMENT

ORIGINAL STREAK, AU NATURAL, NO ENHANCEMENTS.

THIS IS A LAS VEGAS STREAK IN IT'S PUREST FORM. 

STRATO ON BLACK ICE

STRATO ON BLACK ICE

I WANTED THIS IMAGE TO "WALK" RIGHT OFF OF THE PAGE.

STRATO ROCK & ROLLA

STRATO ROCK & ROLLA

THIS IS THE SAME EXACT PICTURE AS THE RED MOON.

STRATO SAUCERS

STRATO SAUCERS

OF ALL OF MY PICS THIS ONE IS CURRENTLY ON THE PEDISTOOL IN MY LIVING ROOM.

STRATO SMITH - WAVE

STRATO SMITH - WAVE

A CARNIVAL ON SYMPHONY DRIVE.

STRATO STACIE

STRATO STACIE

A REGAL STRATO WITH A PURPLE TRAIN. 

STRATO singularity

STRATO singularity

I DON'T DO DRUGS! 

 

ANYMORE

STRATO WHIPPET (GOOD)

STRATO WHIPPET (GOOD)

AFTER THE FIREWORKS. THE SKY IS DIRTY. USE IT.

STRATO ZILLA

STRATO ZILLA

NO TEXTING OR PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED ON THE FREEWAY.

 

YEA. 

STRATO PURPLE EYE

STRATO PURPLE EYE

CAN YOU SEE THE STREET LIGHTS IN DIMINISHING PERSPECTIVE ?

THIS IMAGE CONFOUNDS ME WITH IT'S STRANGE BALANCE BUT "STREAKING" HAS A MIND OF IT'S OWN.

YOU NEVER TOTALLY OWN A STREAK. 

MANHATTAN SKYLINE - NOT

MANHATTAN SKYLINE - NOT

I AM SORRY BUT I LOVE LOOKING AT MY STUFF. 

WE LOVE ALL OF OUR CHILDREN.

SOMETIMES THE NOT SO PRETTY  ONES EVEN MORE. 

PINK DRAGON

PINK DRAGON

ANOTHER DRAGON CHILD.

DOUBLE EXPOSURE ASK ME

DOUBLE EXPOSURE ASK ME

CHEESE CAKE FACTORY TO THE LEFT OF ME.

SUNCOAST TO THE FRONT OF ME. 

TIVOLI TO THE RIGHT OF ME. 

STRATO H2O MELON

STRATO H2O MELON

THIS MAKES ME CALM. 

XMAS LIGHTS - SPRINGS PRESERVE

XMAS LIGHTS - SPRINGS PRESERVE

MORE XMAS TREES.

THREE STAGE,  DOUBLE EXPOSURE. 

YOU MIGHT JUST CALL IT A TRIPLE EXPOSURE! 

BLACK DRAGON

BLACK DRAGON

BLACK DRAGON CHILD. 

GOOD BYE BILL'S

GOOD BYE BILL'S

WHITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM

X TREES XTC

X TREES XTC

XMAS SPRINGS PRESERVE

WYNN-WIN

WYNN-WIN

MR. WINN,

I WANT TO STREAK THE BUILDINGS IN MACAU AND SINGAPORE. I JUST NEED TO BORROW A BETTER CAMERA FOR AWHILE. 

I WILL TRADE YOU FOR THIS PICTURE AND RETURN YOUR CAMERA WHEN I AM DONE. AND YES, YOU CAN KEEP THE PICTURE!

DEAL? 

OH YEA,  I NEED A LITTLE HELP WITH THE AIR FARE ETC.

KELLI WANTS TO GO ALONG ALSO.

 

KELLI WRAPPED IN BLUE

KELLI WRAPPED IN BLUE

THIS IS A MODEL THAT I MUST SPEND MUCH MORE TIME WITH. 

BONDING

BONDING

CRAIG & KELLY JELLY. 

RESULT

RESULT

YOU ASK WHY?

THIS IS MY BECAUSE.

OLDER BETTER (NOT)

OLDER BETTER (NOT)

HEY YOU, YOUNG PERSON. 

THE WAY EVILUTION MADE HUMAN EYES,

WE CAN'T SEE OUR OWN GREY HAIR. 

NEITHER CAN WE SEE OUR WRINKLES. 

HECK, WE ARE JUST NINTEEN. 

THIS A.M. I WAS LISTENING TO SOME OLD SCHOOL MUSIC.

LUDICRIS, BEYONCE, M&M, HAVING A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH FITY, MAKING IT RAIN WITH LITTLE WAYNE AND SOME GREAT PAUL SIMON AND DAVE MASON.

ALL WHILE CHECKING THE STOCK MARKET. 

 

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