Hotel Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

SEPTEMBER 2003 – The Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas is illuminated by the setting sun. In the front the Replica Statue of Liberty can be seen as a silhouette. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In Las Vegas you will either stay all day at the pool and all night at the casinos and shows, or you roam along The Strip. We did exactly this and realized that the city is not really attractive during the day. But this changes dramatically in the late afternoon when the light gets more saturated and the shadows get longer. Then the miracle happens. At least for us, it did happen. The light of the setting sun reflected in the Mandalay Bay Hotel which added the whole range of orange tones to the building. I also like the way the Replica Statue of Liberty (belonging to the New York, New York Hotel) creates a silhouette. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date20-SEP-2003
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3852 x 2471 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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