Old 07-08-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default Got a shot you want, but you have a fence "issue"?

This happens to everyone at some point, you've got a shot that you want badly, but you have some pesky fence in the way, which is also commonly known as being "fence-f*cked"...

Just take a page from a aviation photographer's play book and try this... Call for or rent a flatbed tow truck. I guess some people will do anything for a perfect shot.

- As seen at Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle, Washington on 7/7/07 during Boeing's 7-Series event.

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:54 AM   #2
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Hopefully someone will link to the shots that are around showing railfans using cherry pickers to get their shots - much more impressive than a flatbed! I've lost track of those shots, but they are around.
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The very top of the Jeep Cherokee we traded in used to do well for me. No one ever took a picture of me on top of there though..... thankfully.


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Old 07-08-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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This happens to everyone at some point, you've got a shot that you want badly, but you have some pesky fence in the way, which is also commonly known as being "fence-f*cked"...
Last year I was railfanning with my dad (before I started shooting) and he ran into this issue. His solution? Climb up on another fence!

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The very top of the Jeep Cherokee we traded in used to do well for me. No one ever took a picture of me on top of there though..... thankfully.


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Popping out of the sun roof of my Honda Accord will have to do for me

That does draw a few weird glances, but no pictures either.
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My truckbed does well for seeing over those pesky corn fields.
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Heck, a simple ladder is all you need for getting up and over those annoying fences. I used a small one for this shot:
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I've also resorted to balancing one foot on my tripod when I don't have a ladder:
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Heck, a simple ladder is all you need for getting up and over those annoying fences. I used a small one for this shot:
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I've also resorted to balancing one foot on my tripod when I don't have a ladder:
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Try [photoid=xxxxxx] instead

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The very top of the Jeep Cherokee we traded in used to do well for me. No one ever took a picture of me on top of there though..... thankfully.


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Jeep Cherokee you say... that's exactly how my brother took this shot:

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Of course, if you have a telephoto, you can always shoot through the fence:

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