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    Las Vegas 2nd week of May -- Any suggestions?

    I'm going to Las Vegas the 2nd week of May for a conference and I was able to plan my trip so I will have a day and a half free. I'm arriving Saturday mid-afternoon and will be free until Monday morning.

    I have two questions:

    1. The most obvious is for this time of year, where should I go? I will be either taking my Hasselblad or my 4x5 -- not likely both. I suspect there might be some areas with Spring flowers this time of year.. I just don't know.

    2. If I do take my 4x5, what would you suggest I do about my film. Can I buy sheet film on Saturday afternoon in Vegas? If not, has anyone had any experience shipping film to a Vegas hotel to wait for my arrival?

    Thanks for any suggestions,
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    Valley of Fire just North of Town, Anything right on the Colorado River Near the downstream part of the damn, and just crazy people on the sidewalks. BTW Bill I live close to Vegas now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie
    Valley of Fire just North of Town...
    I second that. Take the 4x5. Hotel delivery will work fine, I do it all the time.

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    For sheet film, you can try either Casey's camera on Tropicana Ave. or Sahara Camera. Caseys will be closer to you I think but either place will have sheet film. Though I would recommend calling to see what they carry.

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    Red Rock Canyon is on of my favorite spots. It's about a 20-30 minute drive from "the Strip". Here's a "holga-eye"view.
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    Great suggestions ... Valley of fire and Red Rock Canyon!

    I'll check into Casey's too.

    I think I might try shipping film to the Hotel (and carry some as well). I don't know what trouble I'm going to run into with the airline and sheet film, but As a backup, I can try the local camera supply, and with the encouraging experience of shipping to the hotel, I should end up with film.

    Thanks to all! This should be a fun trip.
    Bill

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    Don't forget the best time to do the strip, at night. Take a roll or two of tungsten film and set up where you can. It's fun and worth the effort. tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photographica
    Great suggestions ... Valley of fire and Red Rock Canyon!

    I'll check into Casey's too.

    I think I might try shipping film to the Hotel (and carry some as well). I don't know what trouble I'm going to run into with the airline and sheet film, but As a backup, I can try the local camera supply, and with the encouraging experience of shipping to the hotel, I should end up with film.

    Thanks to all! This should be a fun trip.
    Bill
    Casey's has a good supply of quickloads and readyloads. Death Valley is not that far. I go to Las Vegas a couple of times a year for work and I always go out there, usually as a 1 day trip...Evan

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    Cool holga shot, Mark!

    I'm going to Las Vegas from March 27th until March 31st to photograph the surrealness that is Vegas. Got an appointment to have a tour of the Boneyard, the Neon sign graveyard. I have similar worries with my 35mm B&W Infrared film and the airlines. My friend and I are going to rent a car and drive out to the Hoover Dam as well. Should be fun!

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    I also hope to meet fellow apug member Dave Wooten when my friend and I are in Vegas. It's always great to meet other apug members when travelling. It's a trend I hope to continue.

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