Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: LAS Winter 2013

  1. #1
    Member CO777ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    76

    LAS Winter 2013

    This will be a multi-post thread as I slowly go through my last trip to Vegas:





















  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    BDL
    Posts
    124
    Great photos!! I'm thinking about going to LAS in the future. Do I need to rent a pickup truck for taking photos of the airplanes?

    Happy Holidays!
    John

  3. #3
    Senior Member megatop412's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Philadelphia(south Jersey, actually)
    Posts
    3,279
    Fantastic shots, great catch of Janet with that background

  4. #4
    Senior Member skyteam18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Posts
    202
    Interesting shot of the janet bird. Was she landing long or were you further east on sunset? (neat set!)

  5. #5
    Member CO777ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    76
    Thanks

    The fence is ~ 8 feet tall. You need something the size of a Ford Explorer or taller to stand on. A pickup truck bed won't get you high enough, but you'd be fine standing on the roof. Something to consider is renting a smaller car and going by Home Depot and buying a multi-fold ladder. Obviously you can return it if you take care of it.

    For the Janet shot I was at the intersection of Thomas & Mack Dr. and Paradise Rd looking through some power lines to get that shot.
    Last edited by CO777ER; 12-07-2013 at 12:29 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member chrisparypa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY & Ocean City, MD
    Posts
    523
    Great stuff, KLAS... my favorite spotting location !! Can't wait to see Vegas again !
    Living The Dream...

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Columbus Metro, OH
    Posts
    129
    Steve tried my 4' ladder on the bed of the pickup he rented and that didn't last long, I think he complained about it being unstable or something like that.

    Most midsize SUVs will do, you just need to know exactly where to stand so the roof doesn't cave in.

  8. #8
    Member CO777ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    76
    Quote Originally Posted by felipegcmh View Post
    Steve tried my 4' ladder on the bed of the pickup he rented and that didn't last long, I think he complained about it being unstable or something like that.

    Most midsize SUVs will do, you just need to know exactly where to stand so the roof doesn't cave in.
    For a car: something as simple as a firm cutting board might help. You can easily put it in a suitcase, and it should be big enough to spread the force out a bit.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Zee71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    4,355
    Nice set! I'm still after that Blue Man Group.
    Mark
    Queens, NY

    My website: http://mbsphotography.smugmug.com
    My photos at: JetPhotos and ANet

  10. #10
    Member CO777ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    76
    Latest round of shots:















  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    2,581
    Quote Originally Posted by felipegcmh View Post
    Steve tried my 4' ladder on the bed of the pickup he rented and that didn't last long, I think he complained about it being unstable or something like that.
    Yeah, the ladder in the truck bed did not give a good feeling of stability. However, I had no problem standing on the top rails of the bed against the back of the cab. From there I still had the very top of the fence in the shots, but nothing blocking the aircraft. Eventually by the final day I just climbed up on top of the truck cab and then kicked out the dents prior to returning the rental.
    Steve Furst

    View my work @

    Furst Edition Photography
    JetPhotos.net

  12. #12
    Member CO777ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    76
    The majority of the photos in this thread are 2048px wide.













    As someone who rarely sees the 800's these just look weird.


















  13. #13
    Member CO777ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    76




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •