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Spotting In Las Vegas

Sat May 14, 2005 10:23 pm

Hello, Does anyone have any tips as for spotting in las vegas (where exactly to go). Also would anyone be able to inform me on night photography at the airport?
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Sat May 14, 2005 10:48 pm

Teahan,
I have just been there.....
it is good from the car park above the America West gates and I did not have any hassle with security.
A long lens is needed and I would imagine that heat haze could be a massive problem. It was cold/cool when I was there two weeks ago and as soon as the sun came out it became a problem.
There are masses of biz jets there but they did not seem at all accessible.
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Sun May 15, 2005 1:22 am

The parking garage is great, walk around to all parts. Sunset is awesome too. That viewing area is great. I personally love the Jack in the Box on LV Blvd. If you have a good lens you can get great shots.
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Sun May 15, 2005 2:10 am

Note that the fence at the Sunset Road viewing area is rather high, you'll need either a tall ladder, van/minivan, or SUV to stand on top of.

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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Mon May 16, 2005 2:16 am

True,

If you have a good lens though you can get good shots right through the fence. Just put your lens right up to it!
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 12:24 am

Sunset Park (on Sunset Blvd) is nice for 25 arrivals. Also,when the 1's are in use,there are nice afternoon shots . There are some ancient car-carriers over there and I parked there (down from Terrible's gas station).
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 2:42 am

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 5):
Also,when the 1's are in use,there are nice afternoon shots . There are some ancient car-carriers over there and I parked there (down from Terrible's gas station).

I know! When they use 1 it's awesome if you are spotting at the Jack in the Box! Too bad they don't use it much.  airplane 
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 9:56 am

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):

Or stand on top of a car/suv or get a ladder.. Shooting through fence is very aggrivating. If you can shoot OVER the fence, its 100 times better.
 
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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 10:01 am

Here's a couple that I got from a spot I found on the corner of S Las Vegas Blvd and W Sunset . They were taken late in the day when the 1's were in use . It was real windy that day . The spot was right by a car storage place and those old car carriers.


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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 11:27 am

Quoting AdamWright (Reply 7):
Or stand on top of a car/suv or get a ladder

On top of my car?  faint 

Just spent 30 grand on a car. Not going to stand on top of it! I know a ladder is ideal but you have to be careful there. I met a guy who kept a ladder in his trunk and he would pull it out when a good photo op came along. The police at LAS are great but you don't want them seeing that. I know shooting over the fence is good. IFP has a short fence and I can stand on a crate and get right over it! Just like this one I snapped at IFP.


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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 11:59 am

Well, as long as you aren't a severly heavy set person and you have a sturdy top on your car, standing on the top shouldnt be a problem..

This is me shooting over the fence in Las Vegas in January:


... and the police saw me numerous times and just waved to me  Wink

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RE: Spotting In Las Vegas

Tue May 17, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting AdamWright (Reply 10):
Well, as long as you aren't a severly heavy set person and you have a sturdy top on your car, standing on the top shouldnt be a problem..

That's ok I won't take the chance. In fact I park across the street from the sunset viewing area. January? Damn Adam I may have been there. I am in Nevada all winter. We should spot sometime.
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