Sunday, July 6, 2014 | 5:29 p.m.
As the Fourth of July Weekend comes to a close, thoughts shift from the fireworks, barbecues and apple pies from Friday afternoon and evening to the workload that awaits Monday morning after a hot-and-humid three-day holiday.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography was on fireworks duty atop Allure Las Vegas on Sahara Avenue on Friday night and shot his images “before the rains and winds almost blew me and my Nikons right off!”
Donoghue not only captured fireworks with the Stratosphere in view, but also SLS Las Vegas, which is set to open next month, Venetian, Trump International Tower and a stunning view of the Strip with ominous clouds overhead before rain fell.
Thanks also to Steve Marcus and L.E. Baskow of the Las Vegas Sun for their photo gallery of fireworks over Green Valley Ranch Resort, across the street from Sun and Greenspun Media Group offices in Henderson.
Also Friday: Las Vegas’ streak of 125 dry days officially ended with the rainfall.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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