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Mar 13, 2009 17:00 |  #1

Hello all-

I will be taking a long weekend in Las Vegas, NV (sorry New Mexico) and I was wondering if any locals or previous visitors could point out some interesting places to photograph. I will try the obvious things like skyline at night and may try making the 3 hour trip to Scotty's Castle in Death Valley if time and wife permits. :)

I will be there in mid April.


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Mar 13, 2009 17:04 |  #2

Vegas sign, bellagio conservatory, fremont street, Nelson NV, Venetian indoors and outdoors, etc. Lots of great gaudy stuff here.


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Mar 13, 2009 17:11 |  #3

Thanks, Joey!

Any ideas about the Springs Preserve or the Wetlands Nature Preserve? Sounds like they might be a welcome diversion.


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Mar 13, 2009 17:11 |  #4

I went to Vegas about eight years ago and the thing I remember most was the Freemont experience!


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Mar 13, 2009 22:47 |  #5

cbh76 wrote in post #7518251 (external link)
Hello all-

I will be taking a long weekend in Las Vegas, NV (sorry New Mexico) and I was wondering if any locals or previous visitors could point out some interesting places to photograph. I will try the obvious things like skyline at night and may try making the 3 hour trip to Scotty's Castle in Death Valley if time and wife permits. :)

I will be there in mid April.

Where are you staying? We are going to Vegas too, arriving on the 15th. I am shooting for the Spring Preserve myself. Trying to figure out where you can and cannot take your camera. I know you cannot photograph any of the performances you pay to see but what about the free ones like the Circus? I was told the Fremont Street Experience is a must see too.


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Mar 13, 2009 22:51 |  #6

reneethomas wrote in post #7520075 (external link)
Where are you staying? We are going to Vegas too, arriving on the 15th. I am shooting for the Spring Preserve myself. Trying to figure out where you can and cannot take your camera. I know you cannot photograph any of the performances you pay to see but what about the free ones like the Circus? I was told the Fremont Street Experience is a must see too.

I'd double check with each Casino show room.

We went to see Barry Manilow* (a gift to SWMBO) at the Hilton last year and were bummed to find out afterward that I actually could have taken a dSLR in with up to an 85mm lens.

It does vary from place to place.

(*BTW, the man puts on a helluva show...)


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Mar 15, 2009 00:22 |  #7

reneethomas wrote in post #7520075 (external link)
Where are you staying? We are going to Vegas too, arriving on the 15th. I am shooting for the Spring Preserve myself. Trying to figure out where you can and cannot take your camera. I know you cannot photograph any of the performances you pay to see but what about the free ones like the Circus? I was told the Fremont Street Experience is a must see too.

I'm not sure yet, we are going with a few other couples and we are all staying in a timeshare belonging to a friend. I think it is on the strip somewhere but I won't know until next week.

Anyone made the trip from Vegas to Scotty's Castle in Death Valley? Google maps says it takes around 3 to 3.5 hours one way. I was wondering how accurate that is. I've always wanted to visit there but am afraid I don't have over seven hours to spare.


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Mar 20, 2009 03:40 as a reply to  @ cbh76's post |  #8

The Strip. From Mandalay Bay to Wynns.


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Mar 21, 2009 14:10 as a reply to  @ alyson's post |  #9

You can get some good shots of the Paris Eiffel tower from the top of the Bellagio parking garage. ;)


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Mar 30, 2009 18:30 |  #10

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You can get some good shots of the Paris Eiffel tower from the top of the Bellagio parking garage. ;)

Good tip, I will have to remember that one.

Nice shot btw.


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Mar 30, 2009 22:11 |  #11

i'm going to vegas too on the 5th of april. where would be a good place to get skyline view? and thanks for the tip to go top of the bellagio parking garage! and also, wheres the vegas sign? i go there a lot but never pay attention to where it actually is.




  
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Mar 30, 2009 22:21 |  #12

I remember the one time I went to the wetlands nature preserve east of boulder hwy; it was nothing but tall dead grass and general dry desert. Springs preserve has been mentioned to me before as a wedding location but I haven't shot there.


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Mar 31, 2009 00:17 |  #13

do the helicopter tour =)




  
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Apr 01, 2009 00:27 as a reply to  @ jdmcelica's post |  #14

cbh76 wrote in post #7632152 (external link)
Good tip, I will have to remember that one.

Nice shot btw.

Thank you! :D

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wheres the vegas sign? i go there a lot but never pay attention to where it actually is.

The LV Welcome sign is at the south end of the LV strip. It's just south of Russell Rd. They recently built a very nice little parking lot right in the middle of the road's median. Too many people were parking on the median and causing accidents I guess. LOL It's nice now because you can just pull up and park without the hassle and worry about dodging traffic in order to get a shot.


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Apr 01, 2009 08:51 |  #15

i'm taking the wife to Las Vegas for her B-day, May 1. We live about 7 hrs. away, we make it down there once or twice a year. Good call to go before summer.

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