Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sky Watch #43 and Photo Hunt #40: Painted


IMG_0555, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Skywatching on painted ceiling. Killing two memes with one post, I thought I would not have the photo to accomplish that, but hah, I got one.

Here begins my WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS........GETS POSTED ON THIS BLOG series. It's not going to be a comprehensive series as I have done a Vegas series in the past (early 2008 I believe).

If you were with me in the early years of this blog while I was doing the Vegas series, you would remember that Vegas is not my kind of town. Then why return, you ask? I'll tell you why!

We found a deal that's too hard to pass up. In February, we got an email about a deal from usairwaysvacation dot com that was too good to ignore. This trip included four nights at Circus Circus (price varies depending on the hotel) and RT air fare from SFO for $280.00, that's for both my husband and I inclusive of all the taxes. Now tell me who can say no to that deal? And because we love our friends, we spread the word. Two of them came with us on this trip, the rest made the trip some other time, but still got the same deal. Enough of that.

Skywatch main page is here, go and visit for more wonderful skywatching.

Photo Hunt is being hosted by TNCHICK. Go visit and play with us.

95 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Love it. I was mezmerized by those ceilings in Vegas. How fun to do a series of "What happens in Vegas"... you know it's supposed to stay there though... ;-)

Dewdrop said...

P.S. I am at over 1200 posts... wow.

Kitty said...

That's just...unbelievable! Excellent photo for skywatch friday :D

Carver said...

That is a great deal, especially since you had friends who wanted to go too. Sounds like fun even though I've sort of assumed Vegas wouldn't be my kind of town either. I love this shot. Beautiful!

erin said...

enjoyed the post and the VEGAS version of what appears to be Venice? but, i could be wrong.
enjoy.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

A truly special shot. I've never been in Vegas so it was nice to have a look!

Guy D said...

Great shot at the Venetian.



Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

RuneE said...

I'm not quite sure about the combination was all about, but the sky looked nice.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Great atmosphere in the picture, and a mysterious heaven:)

Babooshka said...

Excellent way to show two nemes. It is such a dazzling image.

Hildegarde said...

Incredible ! wow !

Russ said...

Very cool! Nice job on getting both.

John said...

Fabulous shot!
The last one is not a HDR. I have used a filter in PS called Topaz Adjust.

Tarolino said...

Amazing effect on this photo. The clouds seem like a dome over the houses. Love the warm ligth in the archways and the clouds too.

Great deal indeed and how nice that you love your friends and thus got good company for your trip.

Esther Garvi said...

I love paintings that look like the real thing! Lovely!

bowledover said...

I was taken in wondering how that sky was shaped.
Great post. Glad you enjoyed yourselves too.

VALKYRIEN said...

That's amazing! That sky is heavenly - and the buildings works like a great frame! Really? Is it painted?

You could have fooled me!

Pearl Maple said...

That is painted? How cool is that! Thanks for sharing this photo with us all in Sky Watch Friday. Really enjoyed your photographs from NYC as well.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot! And, yes, you could have fooled me too! Wow! Too cool! Thanks for sharing!

Bim said...

Very amusing effect! It must be weird to be inside this space.

koala said...

Like painted indeed.

Teri C said...

It is a beautifully composed photo!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I haven't been to Vegas in a while. It figures that when they're giving out the deals my cash is on major restrictions.
:-( Great shot of that Venice Sky. Haven't been in that hotel in a while.

Tricia said...

they sure did a great job! wow!

Pacey said...

Beautiful shot as always PhotoCache and I love the title. Really applies to that. Great sky and building too.

Ginnie said...

You really got yourself a good deal, Maria...and look at this image, to boot!

susieofarabia said...

First of all - what a deal! I can see how you couldn't pass that offer up. Love it.
This is a painted ceiling? It's awesome!!!

Deborah Godin said...

That is very cool. And so "Vegas" - even the skies are an illusion!! Love it!

fishing guy said...

PC: I remember seeing that view and thinking it was beautiful, nicely captured.

Alexander said...

Haha... Nice one. :D
I was fooled by thinking that it was a beautiful sky too.

Have a nice weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Diane C. said...

Fascinating, it looks real. Very unusual and beautiful Skywatch post.

alicesg said...

That's is so beautiful. Soon we have the same thing in Singapore...lol. The intergrated resort that comes with a casino that will be completed in a couple of years I think.

SandyCarlson said...

An amazing ceiling! I enjoyed this post.

napaboaniya said...

I love ceilings like this! Beautiful to look at no matter what time of the day it is :)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Now I'm guessing this is the 'Venetian' themed hotel, having actually been to Venice and seeing the similarity? And yes what an awesome deal!

Ebie said...

I would not pass the deal either. I have been there and the skies really looked real. Nice post.

Luke Wiley said...

Does this count for sky watch?!
Great one!

magiceye said...

wow a great combo doing full justice to both!
superb!

Karen said...

Very cool ... that sky looks so real !!

Lovely photo..

In answer to your question ... the desert photos were taken near Hazen, which is about halfway between Fernley and Fallon.

Shey said...

WOW! It really looks like it's the real deal. Awesome painted sky! :)

Gennasus said...

Now I'm confused by this. Is it really painted? If so, why? It looks too real, I'd like to see if from another angle.

asf said...

Beautiful photo as always! Perfect perspective.

Arlene said...

wow hitting two memes with one photo. Great shot! I love the way the clouds were formed. :)

I wish to see Vegas someday!

Thanks for this photo it reminds me of PH tomorrow. :)

P-TER said...

Beautiful done!
Great picture!
Gr.
P-TER

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

What an amazing shot. Thanks for this surprising contribution and enjoy your weekend!

keeyit said...

I thought is the real one~

Arija said...

Great shot for both.

jabblog said...

Fascinating and not at all as I imagine Las Vegas. Fantastic trompe l'oeil sky - is there fresh air blown through too?

CTG Ponies said...

Very cool shot of the Venetian. I love how the sky lightens and darkens to match the time of day.

byrningbunny said...

lol Great idea!

Lisa Wilson said...

How cool! It does look real. I went to a casino in Kansas City that had a ceiling like that.

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous shot!
The 'sky' definitley looks real to me.

My hunt is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Sue said...

What a beautiful photo! Thanks for the visit :)

Mar said...

That's a gorgeous sky, it looks indeed painted!!
Happy weekend and happy hunting!!
Mar

earthtoholly said...

Hey Photo Cache...I knew where this was taken immediately! Oh my gosh, what a fun place. And hey, that's a lovely sky you've captured... ;o)

Annie said...

What an awesome photo! There was a story on the news last night about all the great deals to go to Vegas right now. I've never been but am thinking about going. I bet its great fun with a camera!

Happy weekend.

chrome3d said...

It´s so real in a Vegas way. Even the real sky must be artificial there. Swanky place.

jams o donnell said...

That's superb. I love it! Happy weekend

CRIZ LAI said...

So that's the reason why people say you won't know the day and night in Vegas.. artificially painted sky?? haha :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Joy said...

That is very pretty, like some alfresco. Makes me think of Italy.

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CherryPie said...

That is a beautifully painted sky :-)

Martha said...

Great capture - love it! Thanks for stopping by and for the warm welcome to SkyWatch :-)

RJ Flamingo said...

Lovely shot! I've been there, too, but didn't bring my camera. Nice way to double-up (or is that double-down?) on your memes! :-)

Expat Traveler said...

ME too - I was so amazed the first time I was in Vegas and saw this... It's so cool! Great one! :)

ancient one said...

That is a wonderful photo... love it... perfect for the theme!!

the donG said...

$280 all in is really cheap. with that you'll have more money to go shopping. what's great is you'll have your friends with you.

YTSL said...

Omigod... was just in the Vegas of the East -- Macau -- earlier this week and saw something very similar: at a resort called the Venetian! :O

Dennis Villegas said...

beautiful, lovely, fantastic! I love this picture, indeed the ceiling looks great and so natural!

Pagan Sphinx said...

For that price, it wouldn't hurt at all to make Vegas my kind of town!

That ceiling is so surreal.

George said...

What a great picture for double duty. The sky certainly looks real.

jmb said...

It looks pretty real to me, I would never have known.
Happy weekend to you.

laagan said...

this is art, it looks so natural.
we have this kind of ceiling in one of the malls here in abu dhabi...complete with fake rains, thunder and lightning.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Such a wonderful photo. Great capture, the sky is so beautiful and the lights are awesome. Thanks for visiting my blog and take care..

Randi said...

Wow…looks great and mysterious! Love the ”painted” sky.

Life Ramblings said...

so gorgeous. i love the brightly painted background.

julie said...

That painted sky looks real :)

Mariz said...

Clever take on posting a single photo for 2 memes, I do that too. That sky ceiling looks so real, and that deal you got was outrageous, must have been a fun trip.

luna miranda said...

you have a perfect sky 24/7 in this hotel---what more could you ask for?:D

NitWit1 said...

Breat take on theme. and a twoferone take two. Congrats. that's hard to do.
http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

bw said...

one heck of a deal ! I'd go anytime :) Great pic.

Louis said...

Visiting a cemetry when attending a wedding? Well it is almost parklike and those blossoms! Congrats on getting to 700, now for doubling the number.

Sandy said...

What a great post!
Mine's up, too
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

don said...

This makes a fabulous "skywatch" picture. What a deal you got!

Anne-Sophie said...

Lovely colors in your SkyWatchphoto!

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my latest contribution to SkyWatch Friday - Sunset at Voldsl√łkka!

stan said...

u know what? I was just at the Venetian in Macau last Wed and the structure looks exactly like that in your pic!

Mike said...

Fabulous!!

PowersTwinB said...

Great idea for the Photo Hunt this week! I have seen this painted sky many times, and always enjoy it like the first time! Vegas is my nightmare, as I seem to have this "gambling" gene and especially love the slots...ahhh to go again, it's been a couple years. My Photo Hunt is up, please come and visit

standley said...

It looks so real!
Very nicely capture Maria.

bing said...

the sky's a canvass..

Mirage said...

Perfect Postcard!

SAyang hindi ko naupdate yun! :D Basta sa June ok na. Love the painted colors!

EastCoastLife said...

That's a great deal you got for this Vegas trip. I wish there were such great deals here. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

It's great that you took advantage of a great deal. That is a mesmerizing shot.

witsandnuts said...

I missed last week's hunt. I forgot to post on time. I thought of the ceiling in Betis Church, the so called Sistine Chapel of the Philippines.

Your photo is so beautiful. The clouds look real. =)

Liz said...

Wow! That's amazing!

Janie said...

I can see why you couldn't pass up that deal. Love the painted sky in your photo.