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Places to take photos

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Aw9d, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Hey everyone,

    I am looking for a spot to take some photos of girls with guns for the 2013 calendar. I'm looking for some spots that have run down buildings/cars/trains/etc.. Anything that isn't just plain ol' desert backgrounds.

    The spot would have to be 2x4 friendly and not very populated as I will be bringing loads of guns and hoping to shoot some while I'm out there.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    the local mall? :laughing:

    okay sorry, back to Alaska section... :eek:
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    I know there's some cool ghost towns up in the Bradshaws, not sure if pre-runner friendly though. There is a spot near Box Canyon you could get to that's pretty sweet though, lemme dig up a pic
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    It's not a huge area but, kinda nifty.

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    Also if you can find the owner of the building on Mill in Tempe that'd be pretty sweet too. There's an old abandoned ghost town off I-10 heading down toward Tucson near the Avra Valley exit that you can probably get into also.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    @Colby.. these are the towns I'm talking about. ^^ It's where I grew up.

    @Jake.. hqve you been up there. That whole area was my backyard for 18 years. Lol. My hometown is one of those ghost towns and there are tons of abandoned mines that are fun to explore. All the other ghost towns are within a 10 miles radius. I love taking up as many TW friends as I can to show them around. Lots of trails, mines, ghost towns, places to shoot, hike, etc.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    I've only done the massive trip through there from TW through Crown King to Prescott, I really wanna check that area out sometime. I'll have to bring the Nikon and tripod sometime for some awesome shots
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    Definitely.. if and when you ever want to go, let me know. I go up there regurarly still since my parents and grandparents still live there.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    @Josh: Ok I have been looking at pic's and it does seem that it will be a good location for pictures. Looks like you are going to be the guide, I'll buy a large tow strap tomorrow incase I get my 2wheel drive ass stuck somewhere. I have a habit of getting stuck. :)

    @Jake, I like that windmill and will keep that in mind for future reference. That would be an really good for photos during sundown. With or without guns.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Yea man, the ass of my truck is facing west too... so you should be able to get some nice sunsets there
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    Awesome man thanks!
     
  11. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    You wont need a towstrap man. I have one anyways just in case. lol. Sounds good. We will have plenty of options
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    I always have a tow strap... and winch. :p
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    Yeah mines with me all the time. I'll pull his 2wd ass out if needed. :p
     
  14. Apr 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    My wench rides in the passenger seat.. oh wait, you said winch..

    I still need to buy a tow strap just to have one.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    Check out sunflower mine, I made it with mine. Its a lot of rocks but no hills.

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  16. Apr 23, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    I can't advise doing this in a PreRunner at all now especially a stock height on OEM tires. Its gotten alot worse over the past few years and without a 4x4 there to assist it will be next to impassable.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Looks like an cool place to take pics!

    And thanks for the heads up SDHQ. I'm running a bone stock pre-runner so I'll take your advice a stay away from this location till I get a 4x4.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    Been up there a bunch of times, and its an awesome site with great history! If you ever get the chance to get up there I highly recommend it. Cliff recorded the trail on his GoPro awhile back, I'll try to dig up the link.
     
  19. Apr 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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  20. Apr 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    That does look like a fun trail, but not pre-runner friendly. Some spots just seems to be a little much for a stock 2x4 taco.

    Sucks too because I was looking at this nice 1st gen in San Diego that had a lot of nice after market parts and was 4x4, but decided that we are getting the wife a WRX Sti Wagon instead. :(
     
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