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User currently offlinePHL27RPhotog From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 77 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2580 times:
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I'm coming to LAS next weekend and plan to be at the viewing area early Sat. morning, April 7 or Sun. April 8th (weather permitting). I saw in a recent photo posted here that it's best to have a ladder. If anyone has an extra ladder and is planning on being there, it would be great if I could use it (although I'll just have a small rental car). Thanks in advance. In any case see you there.


BillShullPhotography
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User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Bad news is that I'm headed outta town the 7th on an early morning flight!! Six days in wonderful Hawaii. I sure wish I could be around. Any other weekend would work!!

Lots of people do rent small SUV's and manage to get on top of them with little effort. That is if you only want to shoot from the viewing area. There are other places to spot from but they will not afford you touchdown shots!!

Smaller zoom lens do get shots thru the chainlink if the filter size is like 62mm.

My buddy J. Whitebird will not be in LAS that weekend as far as I know. You listening Jason??

Dave Budd
LAS

[Edited 2007-04-01 08:06:39]

User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 1):
My buddy J. Whitebird will not be in LAS that weekend as far as I know. You listening Jason??

he's busy tellin me how much he loves Australian football on MSN!  Wink



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User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 2):
he's busy tellin me how much he loves Australian football on MSN!

He loves to watch it in the rain.



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User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

And he is moving to LAS to start a new job!!

Does that mean instant showers every day I shoot??  Wow!

Dave


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

You will need to stand on the top of some sort of vehicle... When I was there we rented an F150 and stood in the back.. but to really got over the fence, we had to stand on the roof!!!

You will enjoy Vegas for sure,

Grant



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User currently offlinePHL27RPhotog From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 77 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
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Thanks for the responses. Yeah, I've seen some 25L landing shots that look like they're not at the viewing area. Where are those taken from? I might have to switch and get an SUV for those touchdown shots.


BillShullPhotography
User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Get a car that has a folding seat or a SUV/Minivan. There is a Home Depot hardware store close by and you can purchase a 6' fiberglass ladder for only $40. Keep it for the weekend and donate it to some lucky person or nearby construction site. Maybe you could even return it to the store for money back if you keep it in good shape!!?

Dave


User currently offlineCO777 From South Africa, joined Apr 2000, 261 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2480 times:
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Hi,the other spot you can try is the 7/11 parking lot just down the road from the viewing area.I was at the viewing area last weekend and as far as the light is concern the best is now between 8am-4pm as the sun angle is higher now comparred to both January and february.Sunday by far has the best traffic.You get a better variety of traffic on sunday comparred to Saturday.I will not be there until 11th at the earliest.Dave you knbow my name is sunman and Danny you guess been getting a lot of severe weather in TUL as of late.
Jason Whitebird


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 4):
Does that mean instant showers every day I shoot??

only day we had bad weather in Africa was on our drive out to the game park near Botswana, must have been the shit weather that blew in from there!  Wink



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 7):

did you or Jason ever get into trouble for viewing planes by 25R and taxiway C? http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1180026/L/ i had a cop tell me to leave on the 24th of march (he was in his car and on the phone shoowing me away with his hand) i think he was telling me to back up and read the sign (hafta be at least 4 feet back) so i thought he meant to get away....now ask me if i was there on the 30th....

[Edited 2007-04-02 09:13:44]


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User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Yes I have had talks with the airport police along the same stretch of fence.

But I usually stand back from the fence and approach it when something I want to photograph comes down Charlie. The only time I had any trouble is when a cop stopped and pointed to my truck 30 yds down the road on a dirt lot and he told me to move it...as it was on county land!!

Other than that I do not spend a lot of time there and come and go often!

Dave


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Quoting Dbudd (Reply 11):

so all i have to do is stay the distance from the fence? thats gonna be hard to do....



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User currently offlineVisityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 12):
so all i have to do is stay the distance from the fence? thats gonna be hard to do....

You can go up to the fence in the viewpoint, keep away from it at other places.


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Quoting Visityyj (Reply 13):
You can go up to the fence in the viewpoint, keep away from it at other places.

ok cool...



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