Some Photos from the Lost Night in Vegas

My last blog entry detailed my lost night at McCarran International Airport in Vegas, and the adventurous taxi ride that got me there. Here are some photos to go along with the story!

This is what I looked like at the start of the night, after coming to several disturbing realizations about the near future. I’m not going to show you the photo I made of myself in the morning.

New ID
[Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH]
Photo © Darren Abate

McCarran Sleeper
McCarran Sleeper
[Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH]

My plan of action was to find the only bench in the airport with a power outlet and good WiFi reception. I am proud to say that my mission was accomplished within fifteen minutes. As an added bonus, it was also next to the restrooms as well as a Starbucks. That’s no surprise though, since those things are everywhere. Starbucks, I mean.

The girl in the photo above spent some time passed out on the floor across from me, and didn’t even wake up when the guy with the steam cleaner came by to do the carpet.

Gary II
This is Gary, from Iowa. He was an overnighter as well. Thanks to him, I now know all about how 3M window film is made. Personally, I think it should be featured in an episode of How It’s Made. It’s an interesting process.
[Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH]
Photo © Darren Abate

Shoes
You see some strange things in an airport, late at night. I don’t know how tired one has to be to leave their shoes behind, but evidently, it is possible.
[Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH]
Photo © Darren Abate

Sink Number 1
Some people are too anal for their own good, or for the good of others. I doubt anyone benefits from knowing that this is Sink #1. Also, it is probably evident by now that the bathroom was one of the few places I ventured, for fear of losing my bench.
[Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH]
Photo © Darren Abate

Sleeping girl
Here is another view of our sleeping friend. Multiple quick frames possible thanks to Mr. Abrahamsson.
[Leica M6; Voigtländer Nokton 50/1.5 ASPH]
Photo © Darren Abate

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~ by peakaction on April 25, 2007.

6 Responses to “Some Photos from the Lost Night in Vegas”

  1. Superb manner of turning a bad situation into excellent photos. However I think I’ve seen just about enough of the men’s room to last me a lifetime. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. i have the rapidwinder, too! not bad at all … especially for the price!

    at least you made good use of your time.

    and … be careful with that rapidwinder … taking one in the solar plexses … sucks!

  3. C’mon! Post the pic you took in the morning.

  4. I love the first one of the person sleeping. Excellent timing… something I have yet to come close to mastering. I always wait too long…

  5. Ah yes the classic mens room self portrait. I love the girl sleeping photo, reminds me why I hate Airports. Although train stations and sea ports are worse places to kill time.

  6. Sad but excellent street.

    Pablo Dylan

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