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Old 12-02-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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That's been my everyday view for the past 2 years. To really capture that view in a photo, I will need a serious camera. No cell phone camera will do that view justice. Not even a half a$$ $200 camera will do.

Those camera men with the big a$$ canons waiting for Red Flag always offer anyone with access to the base favors and moola. There is a price for that view.




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For all the nice photographs you take for us, we should all chip in and get you a camera.

A friend of mine went to a party at one of the highrises here in town and the photo she took of the strip was breathtaking. My mentor spent about three grand on a nice camera that he takes out to Red Rock. His photographs are amazing. We had some of them framed and hung them in a conference room where I used to work.

From the mountains to the strip, Vegas does have some amazing views.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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For all the nice photographs you take for us, we should all chip in and get you a camera.

A friend of mine went to a party at one of the highrises here in town and the photo she took of the strip was breathtaking. My mentor spent about three grand on a nice camera that he takes out to Red Rock. His photographs are amazing. We had some of them framed and hung them in a conference room where I used to work.

From the mountains to the strip, Vegas does have some spectacular views.
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This!

One of the main reasons I miss Las Vegas
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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For all the nice photographs you take for us, we should all chip in and get you a camera.

A friend of mine went to a party at one of the highrises here in town and the photo she took of the strip was breathtaking. My mentor spent about three grand on a nice camera that he takes out to Red Rock. His photographs are amazing. We had some of them framed and hung them in a conference room where I used to work.

From the mountains to the strip, Vegas does have some spectacular views.
Thanks, I actually have the camera that I want picked out already. I am just trying to get it for the right price and save a couple hundred bucks. I am all over Craigslist, Ebay, Amazon...inside Best Buy, Frys, Pawn shops. I have been reaserching DSLR cameras all year long.

It will also serve the purpose of taking HD action sports shots for my soccer players.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Here's the view from my backyard in Sevin Hills:

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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^^ Nice!
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Here's the view from my backyard in Sevin Hills:
With a telephoto lens.......
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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But, up near Bonanza/Los Feliz, you feel like you're up higher over the city, looking down, than the 7 Hills view, but I'm sure there's higher up spots over in Henderson where you're more on top of the city! I know, from the highway down from Railroad Pass, you can get that exhiliarating feeling of being so on top of the city! Quite a rush!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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But, up near Bonanza/Los Feliz, you feel like you're up higher over the city, looking down, than the 7 Hills view, but I'm sure there's higher up spots over in Henderson where you're more on top of the city! I know, from the highway down from Railroad Pass, you can get that exhiliarating feeling of being so on top of the city! Quite a rush!
Well from the Owens/Los Feliz point I used to visit, you're right

Still, I think the highest view spot you can find is 215/Lake Mead or 215/Summerlin
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Every Sunday morning after work at 6am, I usually take my car for a long drive, and I've taken that Beltway drive to the West, a few times, when it was still dark, and I was never really awed by the views over there. Now, I see they're building up into the mountains over there, and if I were to drive west, into the residential areas, at the highest points, then I might get a more exciting view! But aren't those areas all gated, hard to reach?

My favorite early morning drive is up to Railroad Pass and back!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Every Sunday morning after work at 6am, I usually take my car for a long drive, and I've taken that Beltway drive to the West, a few times, when it was still dark, and I was never really awed by the views over there. Now, I see they're building up into the mountains over there, and if I were to drive west, into the residential areas, at the highest points, then I might get a more exciting view! But aren't those areas all gated, hard to reach?

My favorite early morning drive is up to Railroad Pass and back!
I don't know if this is legal or not, though I did it a lot and never got a ticket or even a warning. I was able to park my car at the 215/Summerlin intersection. If you are coming from the SW, take the exit for Summerlin Pkwy WEST (it will merge with the on ramp from Far Hills Ave) and then at the light turn left and drive until Summerlin Pkwy cuts off (500 feet if that) and uturn and park. Voila, a view of the entire Valley!
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