[mythtv-users] [OT] anybody in Las Vegas?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed May 31 18:29:30 UTC 2006

On 5/31/06, Franco <mythtv at email.it> wrote:
> Hi,
> this is not completely OT as I need it for my Mythtv room :-)
> Very shortly, it's a picture request of Las Vegas by night.
> If you don't live in Vegas and you are not going there any soon,
> you can totally skip the rest of this message and save your time :-)
> Otherwise, go on reading...
> Franco
> -------------------------------------------
> I need two pictures for my HTPC (Myth) room, I want to have
> them enlarged to mega-posters and glue them on two adjacent
> walls. What I need are two pictures of a nice spot of
> Las Vegas by night (main color should be black or very dark,
> with coloured lights, neons, etc. Maybe some famous casino.)
> As they will be hugely enlarged, pictures should be high quality,
> meaning a very high resolution digital camera or a "regular"
> film camera of good quality and properly used.
> The two pictures should be taken with a special procedure I'll
> describe below, however, in case you live there the best thing
> is probably you just start sending me random pics
> taken at low resolution, and use the special procedure
> and high resolution only when we find a cool spot I'd like
> to be reproduced on my walls....
> So, if you live there, you can start to spam me ;-)
> with any picture of Vegas you take, right now ;-)
> As to the special procedure, I'm looking for creating
> a 3D effect in the room; my idea is that the two pictures on
> the two adjacent walls should be the same place seen
> from two different points of view so that when you are
> in the center of the room and turn your head, you'll
> still see same thing from a different point of view,
> like it happens in reality. I don't know if I was able
> to explain (and I don't know if it'll work ;-) ),
> however what you should do is like:
> - go to the chosen place
> - take a picture
> - turn on the right (or the left) by 90 degrees
> - do NOT change zoom, angle, etc
> - point at same height as before
> - take the second picture
> This may be even better if you have an adjustable
> camera stand, make it carefully horizontal,
> and rotate the camera by 90 degrees on the stand
> between the two picturs.
> I could refund you the costs and/or send you
> things you want from Italy (Milano area), in turn.
> Or, point me to a professional, if you know any who
> could do it at a reasonable price.
> In the while, feel free to flood me with any
> Vegas picture you may have or take :-)


Search google for amateur/freelance photographers in the Las Vegas
area. I read an article recently about this burgeoning field and how
they're low pricing is undercutting some of the traditional stock
photo houses that employ professional photographers. You might not
find an exact picture your looking for, but for a few $$ you may be
able to get a local photographer to take a picture that meets your

Good Luck, and post some pictures of your finished home theatre,
sounds like it will look great!

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