Neon Boneyard — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Has the letter “O”

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter O – Needs to have the letter O anywhere in the word.

Two weeks ago, we used the entrance sign of the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, for our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter “N”. This week we are publishing a photo of another exhibit in response to the Letter “O” challenge.  The Neon Boneyard features more than 200 rescued and restored neon signs from Las Vegas casinos, hotels, and other businesses.  The one is the sign from the famous, but now defunct,  La Concha Motel.

This photo was taken on October 25, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 200, f/4.4, 1/60 sec, focal length 10.7 mm (35mm-equivalent of about 70 mm)

Neon Boneyard — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter N

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter N – Needs to start with the letter N.

This photo shows the entrance sign for the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Neon Boneyard features more than 200 rescued and restored neon signs from Las Vegas casinos, hotels, and other businesses.  The entrance sign copies the font and style of popular establishments: N from the Golden Nugget, E from Caesar’s Palace, O from Binion’s Horseshoe, and N from the Desert Inn.

This photo was taken on October 25, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 1000, f/18, 1/20 sec, focal length 13.32 mm (35mm-equivalent of about 90 mm)

The Glow of the 29 Diner

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Glow.

Northern Virginia is an area of suburban sprawl with nearly identical strip malls on every corner. There are a few places, however, where the older character of the area still shows. The following is a photo of a 40’s era diner (est. July 20, 1947) that  is still in operation. It has changed  names and owners several times over the years and was declared a Virginia Historic Landmark in 1992.    We photographed it at night to capture the warm glow of the neon sign.

This photo was taken on August 31, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/40 sec, 50mm.