The Fountains of Bellagio in High Definition

John P.

bellagio-fountainsAs a follow up to yesterday’s post with photos from Las Vegas, here is a video that I shot of the fountains outside the Bellagio with the same camera, the Canon 5D Mark II using the Canon 15mm Fisheye lens.

I’ve never seen anyone else shoot the fountains with a fisheye, but it works out well as long as you keep the lens parallel to the horizon as I’ve more or less managed here.

By the way, I recommend you watch this in full screen view. You can do that by clicking on the little arrows in the bottom right corner of the video window.


  1. says

    Hey, Great post! They look stunning. Brings back memories of the time I first went to vegas, I was waiting for about 15 minutes to see these fountains, and after i was stunned by them, I saw the show “O” which enthralled me even more.

  2. says

    This is a very bright and synchronized water/light show. I had seen one like this locally, but it certainly does not come close to the magnitude of this one. It turns the regularly dormant water area into a stage for the show. It would be interesting to be on a moving device that flew you around the water jets as they went off.

  3. says

    Woooow you really have done a fantastic job first with the pics and now this. Keep up the good work, we need to learn how to do this :)

  4. says

    absolutely beautiful. i didn’t realize that bringing video to SLRs meant things like fisheye movies were now possible. you made a great choice here — and it seems like you had a great time making this film.

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