20161026 Water hole Birds


Birds of San Juan de los Lagos, yes the black spot in the bottom left is birds…

flying down from the trees on the right side, then back up to the trees.

Birds coming up stream from behind me and flying down stream in the clouds of the sunset. Very noisy, and with a couple hundred on the ground by the stream…

Wow, Birds! what more can I say?

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

20161023: Nature B/W photos, Sunday Fun!


Ancient Bristlecone Pine. Several thousands of years old tree. At almost 12,000ft of elevation on the White Mountains in Southern Calif.


Dead tree. Hidden Valley Joshua Tree Nation Park, Southern Calif.


Passing storm, Mono Lake. California.


Reflections, Eastern Sierras, California


Storm Clouds. Eastern Sierras, California.


Wild flower portrait. Trona Pinnacles, Searles Lake, Mojave, California


Contrasts. Trona Pinnacles, Searles Lake, Mojave, California.


Weston Cliffs, Red Rock Canyon, Mojave, California


Weston Cliffs 2, Red Rock Canyon, Mojave, California.


Angles and Pebbles, Valley of Fire, Nevada.

All photography copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

20161020: Rays of Light


Just a little fun as the storm approaches.


Kind in the wrong place to make this really work nice for the church but still kind of an interesting composition of light on the city.

San Juan de los Lagos, Jal Mexico

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

10,000 liters, EMERGENCY DRINKING WATER in the Palm of your HAND.


So Haiti just got nailed by Hurricane Matthew.

So did 4 states in USA, and other places around the world have problems too.

Water pollution problems exist and everyone wants to ship “BOTTLED WATER”.

Hum, how about some logical thoughts. MSR water filter here, produces somewhere around 10,000 liters WITHOUT REPLACEMENT!

Opps, it is also smaller than a 12 pack of 1 liter water bottles.

It requires NO ELECTRIC, NO GAS, OR FIRE WOOD, or any fuel other that 2 hands pumping.

Any child can run it.

$350 USD plus shipping… 28.6 pennies per liter UDS

One of these in a small town can be pumped 24 hours a day without stopping other than some one else taking over as pumper person…

Any water, except saltwater can be used and the result is drinking water.


Consider a helicopter can carry enough to handle 100 towns and will run out of gas before it would run out of units.

At 29 cents per liter of drinking water, compared to the STANDARD TODAY OF $100 to $150 per liter of drinking water delivered by emergency services!!

If terrorist, black marketer people come to town, a person could hide it under a rock digging a hole big enough in a couple minutes. A dozen could be hidden in a single town and still not be as easy to find as 1000 plastic bottles of water.

A single supply of 1000 of these could produce millions of gallons of SAFE DRINKING WATER! TAKING care of 100 towns and cities…

I have one of the fore runners of this version. 14+ years out in the wilds and still working fine, I have to replace filter cartridges every 500-1000 gallons. But the body has a replacement kit for it’s seals and o-rings too. Totally field service-able. { I updated the yrs as I realized my son is almost 26 yrs old and I got it when he was 11yr in Boy Scouts. It had been on my shopping list for a few years at that point. However, I currently make 10-15 per week with it as I live in peasant quarters in Mexico and filter my daily drinking water. Been using it regularly for months, been in Mexico 10 months.}

So while I did try to talk to some one a while back about something else and he never even responded, I’m willing to bet some one with lots of Rescue contacts would like to think about this Idea.

Not just for Haiti, but for every RESCUE OPERATION, why be illogical and spend billions on “Bottled Water” which weight tons and is limited in use/rescue?

HOW MUCH LITTER ON THE PLANET WOULD NOT HAVE TO EXIST? Millions of plastic bottles in a disaster zone are just another problem to solve.

Those people would have the RESOURCE to help themselves….

Just a thought….


20161017: B/W Conversion E-book update.


I am had at work on this, but with 4 photos done and in the book, and 30 pages so far, yeah 15 photos is going to take some thing to do right!

But cheap and sleazy was never my style…. I will run a coupon when it is done fro for HAVING GOT IT DONE!

Creative shooting everyone.