Viva Cross Vegas!

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Comments (5)

Brian Humphreys on May 3, 2010

For those of you not from the Charleston area the title may need an explanation...

Just downhill from where I stood when I took this photo is a casino near a town called Cross Lanes. The new casino has brought many promised jobs, and more than its share of trouble to the community. A friend of mine told me the new name, and I've used it endlessly since: Cross Vegas.

I'm not sure why part of this hill has been cleared...I saw no evidence of imminent construction. But with the sun setting and the dirt glowing red I thought it was a great imitation of the desert around that other Vegas.

Michel1981 on June 10, 2010

Just perfect... Best wishes from Bavaria, Germany from Michael :-)

Brian Humphreys on July 4, 2010

Thanks so much, Michael...I greatly appreciate the visit and look forward to reviewing your gallery over the next several days!

All the best,


Jason Lilly on February 24, 2011

I love this photo. Good contrast of the brown hillside and blue sky. Was it sunset? I always love your photos. (And btw, I got the title right away).


Brian Humphreys on February 26, 2011

lol...heard a friend call it Cross Vegas about a year ago and I almost forget that's not its name, now! This was taken late in the evening. Thanks again, Wolf.

Best wishes,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 3, 2010
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Brian Humphreys
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
    • Taken on 2010/04/28 20:02:37
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash