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I recently bought a condo at Las Vegas City Center. I still have my house in Henderson but on nights when I want to hang out on the Strip it saves me the half hour drive home battling all the drunks on a weekend.

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While City Center certainly had a rough start the place is now a mecca of beauty and magic. Next door to my condo is Crystals. It’s a very high end shopping center so I’ve been taking morning photo walks there to both familiarize myself with the area, get a little exercise and work my photo brain. I’m using nothing but my iPhone 4s camera phone and the things I am both seeing and shooting are amazing. I made some large canvas prints of the abstracts I found and actually sold them to the shopping district!

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In any event, these images look like they are otherworldly – perhaps distant galaxies or universes but they are just fountains found on the main floor at the shopping center.

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Tens of thousands of people walk by these fountains daily without seeing these images. That’s because they look at them vertically. I decided to shoot DOWN on top of the fountains horizontally and got some pretty stuff. At least I like it.

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The whole point of this post is simple, you never know what is lurking around the next corner that may be camera ready. Be ready. Open your eyes, your mind and most importantly your heart and see what you can “see.” It’s particularly fun with just a smart phone camera or a point and shoot. That way the gear doesn’t get in the way and you can just have fun.