Frank Gehry Architecture in Las Vegas – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health


While in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to take some night time photography of some Frank Gehry Architecture. One of my favorite architects, this building was designed by him and became the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Though his architecture is different it is a work of art and I have this love for unique architecture. In order to get there, I ordered a taxi to take me and the taxi driver was totally clueless on why I wanted to photograph this building. I’m just a big fan and Love Frank Gehry architecture.

Architect Frank Gehry says he wanted a swirling stainless steel structure he designed for Las Vegas to be unique – to stand out from what he called “the cacophony” of high-rise casinos and condos forming the spine of Sin City’s sprawl.

Getting his first look at the nearly complete Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, he declared himself satisfied.

“It took my breath away,” he said. “I like the way it fits. I wasn’t trying to compete with the chaos around it.”

“I mean, some people may think it’s over the top,” he added. “I don’t think so.” And as far as Im concerned it’s LOVE at first sight. Frank Gehry – you are a a big fan of mine. I love your work. It is very different and that’s what makes it unique.

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While in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to take some night time photography of some Frank Gehry Architecture.  One of my favorite architects, this building was designed by him and became the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Though his architecture is different it is a work of art and I have this love for unique architecture.   In order to get there, I ordered a taxi to take me and the taxi driver was totally clueless on why I wanted to photograph this building.   I’m just a big fan and Love Frank Gehry architecture.

Architect Frank Gehry says he wanted a swirling stainless steel structure he designed for Las Vegas to be unique – to stand out from what he called “the cacophony” of high-rise casinos and condos forming the spine of Sin City’s sprawl.

Getting his first look at the nearly complete Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, he declared himself satisfied.

“It took my breath away,” he said. “I like the way it fits. I wasn’t trying to compete with the chaos around it.”

“I mean, some people may think it’s over the top,” he added. “I don’t think so.”   And as far as Im concerned it’s LOVE at first sight.  Frank Gehry – you are a a big fan of mine.  I love your work.  It is very different and that’s what makes it unique.

Photography by:  Lidia Carr Photography (copyrights)ImageImageImageImageImageFrank Gehry Architecture, Lidia Carr PhotographyImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Las Vegas Neon Yard


I was not in Las Vegas, but my sister Linda Williams was and found this Jewel – A Neon Junkyard. She took these photographs with her Galaxy and I post processed them in Lightroom 4. This just goes to show you what processing can do to your photography. Adding the punch of colors and character to tell a story of this old neon signage. I love anything vintage and now I have to go to Las Vegas and seek out this neon yard. What an amazing place. Neon Boneyard-500

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What Kind of Photographer am I


A lot of people ask me what I specialize in when it comes to photography. Well, I love it all and will photograph anything and everything. A photograph to me is not about being in a special field such as weddings, models, architecture, landscapes or anything else. My world is Photography and I will snap away at anything that I love and see. I guess you could call me a very versatile photographer that loves to have fun and bring forward a picture everyone loves. I have photographed many weddings, families, engagement and Love it all, but I also love everything else when it comes to photographing. So having said that – No I do not specialize in any particular field; I love to work in all of them. It’s an addiction and a true love of mine. Here is the Link:

http://www.lidiacarrphotography.com/

Lidia’s way of HDR Photography


I never play by the rules……but learn from them. Recently visiting Nevada – I was excited to find Eldorado Canyon. A photographer’s paradise. This series of photos I post processed using various techniques. Using NIK Filters FX Pro and Color FX Pro. Some will not like this kind of photography processing and others will. It’s just fun creating whatever floats your boat. To me it’s a huge stress reliever as the challenges that lie ahead with my mother battling pancreatic cancer. Doing this takes me away from all the worries and gives me time out.

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Southern Travels


We travel the back roads of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and find the history in the making. I love taking photography of buildings that are old and dilapidated. If the building could talk I wonder what it would say. The families that lived in the buildings and all that history. My husband and I have the best time venturing out and finding these old jewels. Such fun and excitement when I see a building with character worthy of photographing.

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Frank Gehry Architecture in Los Angeles



My travels to Los Angeles this past week was an amazing experience.  I had a wonderful learning experience and one of them was a visit to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles designed by famous architect Frank Gehry.  He uses curved metal and modernized architecture in his buildings.  If you google Frank Gehry you will see some of the most amazing building architecture with rare shapes and forms.   If you are not in the loop as to what goes into this type of project and the design of a building, just think about it.  The next time you look at a building consider what it takes to even get it constructed.  It all starts out with architecture and the planning process of concepts.   From “doodle sketching” on a napkin to a thin piece of paper, the reality of these projects come to light in a form that you can only imagine.   This masterpiece among many around the world designed by architects should be a reminder of the work and the planning that goes into it.  Call me an architect lover…it is TRUE LOVE!    My faithful companion Canon 5D Mark II was used and a wide angle lens 17-40L lens.    The post processing you see is in black & white and I will be posting colored versions later.   Photoshop CS5 using plug in filters in NIK Silver FX produced these images adding the clarity and the detail of black & white photography.      Enjoy the surroundings around you and no matter how old these buildings are the reveal on the architecture is considered a fine art




Charleston, South Carolina


Once again, My sweet hubby and I traveled into the historical town of Charleston, South Carolina.   We stayed in a beautiful cottage that was on the waterfront at Patriot’s Pointe – right smack next to the York.   There is so much to do in Charleston and we had a total blast.  Of course, our cameras went with us as we look for opportunities to find photography that really depicts  the essence of the history in Charleston.  We recommend Charleston to all our friends and family.