Ferrari, Born to Lead! and other 2015 Long Beach Indy Grand Prix photos for sale and just look at!!!!

Ferrari race car with BMW and Corvette behind

Taken 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ferrari, BMW, Corvette in back. 16 x 20 semi gloss archival Baryta paper. Photographer printed, signed and dated. $65. (usa $) Matted or framing charged extra. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Sebastion Saavedra making a tight chicane turn.

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Sebastion Saavedra making a tight chicane turn. 5 shot series on 16 x 20 semi gloss archival Baryta paper. Photographer printed, signed and dated. $65. (usa dollars) Plus shipping. Matted or framed charged extra.


Special note:

Screen shot of Sebastian Saavedra got see the photo series and much to my delight has accepted a free print.

Screen shot of Sebastian Saavedra Facebook page, shows he got see the photo series and much to my delight has accepted a free print.

Coffee with a view, Thermos Brand Stainless Steel French Press and Night Photography

acient tree like by light with Milky Way in background.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine, lit by blue light painting, the Milky Way contrasting in the sky. Being here under a sky like this I desire a Good cup of coffee! 9,000ft up in the White Mountains of Southeastern California. Some of the oldest living plants on Earth. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Been chasing the night skies since the 1970’s……..

A bit older, but still feeling like a kid……digital media age is just starting!

The tools and creative fun of my past coupled with the new digital cameras and digital process to make prints.

A good photograph or any work of art should be taken in slowly, enjoyed like a mellow cup of fine coffee (or tea), and savor the flavors of the moment that was captured by the vision of the photographer/artist.

Which brings us to my story of the Thermos Brand Stainless Steel French Press and camping out.

Now, I know that lots of people when they go backpacking, they just take instant coffee and that is that.

Me, I have never liked the powder taste. In a pinch I’ll drink it, but camp coffee, a No. 10 tin can, cup of grounds and water is better.

I drink Expresso, Turkish, Armenian, to name a few, so, nope the grounds don’t bother me that much.

But a nice cup, free of grounds for the most part is better still.

When most people celebrate a victory, they use champagne. Me, It’s a Fine cup of Coffee!

I have been going camping over the past few years and it is a bit of an issue to have a decent cup of my Peet’s Coffee.

I’m getting older, so yep, I want to relax once in a while on photo sites. When you get up before the sun and come back a few hours later for breakfast, you want to relax and enjoy the cup of coffee with your surrounding.

My photographer buddy Clive, car camps and backpacks with me and we are planning some longer backpacks into the Yosemite and Kings Canyon area. We are both active Angeles Chapter Sierra Club Camera Committee members, going on outings and meetings regularly.

So I need to have just one simple coffee maker for backpacking and car camping that makes enough coffee that 2 people get a cup of Hot coffee.  I use a brand of coffee, a bit less known, but a major coffee House,

Peet’s Coffee, as the story was told to me in 1983, is the company that roasted and sold coffee in Berkeley California, who had a few employees leave and become STARBUCKS!

Peet’s Coffee is about the coffee bean, and Starbucks is More about all that sugar and flavors, in my opinion. Bean to Bean, I take Peet’s! I do drink at Starbucks from time to time. Me, I’ll take a nice coffee, hot or iced, just the beans, no added flavor.

But back to the camping, night photography and making coffee.

people hving breakfast at Trona Pinacles, Mojave

At camp in Trona Pinacles, Mojave CA, with Clive, (facing camera) and a client. The Thermos Stainless Steel French Press, stove and tea pot are on the table. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography

I’ve tried a few different coffee makers,

There are many ways to make coffee when camping,

  1. No.10 tin can – camp coffee, prospector’s coffee – throw grounds in water and boil. Let sit a few minutes for grounds to settle. If you have had Eastern European coffees, Expresso, you get the idea.
  2. Various cloth tea bag type filters – awkward and you hike with the wet bag to deal with ALL THE TIME. One cup at a time, coffee cold too often by time brewed. Or you are standing there wet filter in one hand, cup in the other and trying find some place to set the wet cloth bag, so you can get your plastic bag to put it in. Fresh grounds, a la nature.
  3. Plastic filter holder and filters like Melita – either too small, one cup at a time or too big to carry backpacking. Again often cold before you get to sit down and enjoy the coffee. A couple collapse-able out there, I don’t want to deal with one folding down on my hand. Worked in restaurants.
  4. Instant coffee……
  5. Percolator coffee pots – OK, but I prefer the single pass flavor of drip.
  6. French Presses – my JetBoil cooking system has a little French Press kit. It does a ok job after a few uses, but means I can’t cook anything else with it’s one pot set. (extras are $50 ea.) Glass French Presses won’t last long around me for camping and backpacking, but Thermos made a Stainless Steel French Press.

So as you can see, pretty much the same story, too bulky to carry backpacking and easy to break,

or, makes one cup of coffee at a time and is so slow the coffee is cold by the time it finishes brewing. has a Thermos Brand Stainless Steel French Press coffee pot. Which I had been looking at. I just knew it would NOT be light enough to carry backpacking.

I got have room for camera gear!!!! Everything else is the support of my creative moments with the camera.

Thermos brand french press, travel cup, thermos, MSR stove, Peet's Coffee

Coffee Loving Night Photographer’s, Coffee kit for car camping and backpacking. Thermos Brand Stainless Steel 1qt French Press, Thermos stainless steel travel cup, Thermos Stainless Steel 1qt thermos, MSR Whisperlite Universal stove, MSR 1qt tea pot and Peet’s Coffees. It’s coffee time at a rest stop near Mono Lake. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Clive and I do a lot of car camping, carrying lights and equipment for night light painting. So I figured OK,  car camping we can have decent coffee if this thing works.

I have my Thermos brand Stainless Steel thermos and we can go out to shoot sunset for a few hours, come back and have some quick food, warm up some more coffee and go shoot the Milky Way or do light painting till 2 am. So yes, I know of Thermos from personal use.

I bought it.

The Thermos brand Stainless Steel French Press,

Thermos Stainless steel French Press for camping

Thermos Stainless Steel French Press for camping. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography

Stainlees steel Thermos brand French Press.

Thermos Stainless Steel French Press. After a year or so of use. Simple, well thought out. Copyright Vanderhoof photography 2015

The Thermos® Brand Stainless Steel French Press,

At 1.8 lbs, I figured it would never go backpacking, but as Clive will tell you. I will carry a lot of gear car camping so I have some options when the weather changes or we can’t get to the spot we wanted. What is another 2 lbs.

As you can see the Thermos® Brand Stainless Steel French Press is very utilitarian, smooth rounded corners. Simple all metal design, standard french press. In the bottom side and interior shot you can see a little of the thickness of the walls of the double stainless steel chamber.

The handle is a bit large and gets in the way during packing. However, a gloved hand will welcome the extra size. I work on my patience when packing.

The press is a plastic lid and the button on the press rod. The rest is stainless steel. Solid course threads help you keep the screen snug. Yet easy to remove. The screen is heavy enough to withstand many pots of coffee and adjusting the screen after cleaning. It will remain in place and not get bent up easy, letting grounds passed. Mine is over a year old. site has the product info saying that Thermos French Press will keep coffee hot for 6 hrs. Well maybe it’s a new version, but my Thermos French Press does NOT have any kind of special seal on the top and is just a single layer of plastic. I would say an hour or 2 at best.

BUT when everyone else does Not come close, not a problem.

The matte black finish of the plastic handles the abuse very well, and does not become slippery when wet. The Stainless steel is 18/8 so you have good quality material.

The photos you see in the exploded view of the Thermos® Brand Stainless Steel French Press has a battle scar or 2 in the photos. Otherwise, out of the camping box, wiped off and shot, (with a camera 🙂 )

The 1 quart capacity is the same as my  Thermos® Brand Stainless Steel Thermos, so it makes one thermos full at a time very nice. I can make a pot for us and then put on another pot for the thermos. My MSR tea pot is 1 quart also. K.I.S.S.

That is why I changed to the MSR Whisperlite Universal. The burner collapses down small, but it is wide enough for a 7 or 8 inch pot. Standard backpacking mess kits. And it still has an inside stable area when some one wants to heat their food in a tin can. Uses the Isobutane/Propane fuel canisters, (special note in minute about the fitting!!!!) or white gas/unleaded gas, or kerosene. A few minutes changing fuel jets and connections, and ALMOST anywhere in the world, I can find fuel. SPECIAL NOTE: MSR is aware of the issue of the screw fitting for the Isobutane/propane cans stripping out. I carry a few extras, $5 or so each. I first thought is was the canisters, BE VERY CAREFUL ATTACHING THE CANISTERS. MSR will replace the piece, just send it to them and they will send a new one, call first for a RMA. Once it started I was still able to use the connector for a few more trips, (till I figured it out, duh!).

With a 1qt tea pot, I put water on first, then we either both use my stove for our meals, it takes 5 or s0 minutes to boil a quart of water and meals are ready in minutes too.

However, because we are running around getting gear together, coffee and food sit for a while.

Our cups of coffee if made hot, sitting in camping cups, still cools off.

Yes, I have a Thermos Brand Stainless Steel Travel cup too. I have had it keep my coffee hot for 8 hours sitting on my backpack in the night air. Note to Thermos and everyone else, there is no easy way to know where the drink holes are. I put a piece of gaffer’s tape on 1 side to note where the hole is. The tape is rough enough to feel in the dark and easy to see while driving. Saves a lot of coffee from going down the side of my face. The button also is very hard to know if the valve is open or shut. I freaking will hold the cup out and try to pour out, spilling hot coffee on one’s self is never fun. And the button is not trust-able. Be Aware!

but we were so use to cold coffee……..

we came over for that first cup of coffee from the Thermos® Brand Stainless Steel French Press, poured our cups.

Took our fist sips,

And burned our tongues………

That coffee was still hot and I knew it had been 20-30 minutes since I poured the water.

I now heat the water to less than boiling on coffee for our cups and will boil it for the thermos.


When I go go backpacking, all my gear is being re-decided, the Thermos Brand Stainless Steel French Press is Going!!!!

Yes! I love Coffee! And will make some sacrifice…..

I may put the press parts inside and hang the pot by the handle outside, but it is going backpacking.


yes, but I love my photography/ art much more,

truck with light painting at Trona Pinacles

Truck set up at Trona, coffee gear by rear wheel of truck, canopy was up more for shade during day. Note I lit the rocks up, light painting for the shot. Milky Way in the sky. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015


and the finished shot of that night,

Milky way in sky with light painting on Trona Pinacles rocks.

Light painting in Trona Pinacles with Milky Way. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Sometimes I even get to walk out my studio door with my cup of Peet’s Coffee and shoot something,

Lunar ring with branches of joshua tree in forground

Lunar ring and Joshua Tree. Pearblossom Calif. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

So now you know the old man’s secret to staying out there deep in the middle of nowhere with a Great cup of Peet’s Coffee.

SPECIAL NOTE: This page is being created to go on the site of Nick Usbourne’s website, if I do it well enough. I am a student in his instructional Money Making Website program. I kind of get to give the instructor and apple…..he doesn’t have a camping COFFEE section on his site yet.

Creative Shooting,

Let me know what you think.

Ask some questions. I will be announcing some upcoming workshops including a very special by reservation only Ghost Town workshop.


Entrepreneurial behavior is deep in my BRAIN’S operating system…….

shot of race car coming down front straight.

Business and ART driven, even when I drove an Indy race car for the FIRST TIME. GoPro capture, Mario Andretti Racing Experience 2015

UPDATE 20151028, the following is from the email I finally got in answer, it would appear I did drive very good:

“It appears your reservation was at the Auto Club Speedway which is the largest and one of the fastest race tracks we offer. In the Double experience you “hit the chip” and achieved the top speed for that racetrack in the Double. At some point (more than likely on the straight away) you achieved the Top Speed on one of your laps which was more than likely the 2nd session once you were more comfortable with the car and had some time on the racetrack. ”

Thank you Andretti Racing Experience for giving me an answer.

I drove to the edge and the edge was just a little further than the instructor let on… shame on Andretti Racing. And an honest run by me.


Oct. 11, 2015

So, yes I added the text and printed a nice 13×19 print for myself.

Bad habit, tell me it can’t be done and I do it anyway.

Trying to get the video up.

But the story is simple, during the driver’s meeting , I asked how fast the cars would go. I had read that someone did a 183mph. A couple of us wondered I’m sure………

Well, what level that is I don’t know but!

The instructor told us that the cars would 150mph.

I groaned as my mark was to make or break 150mph. Not sure if I have driven over 100mph before.

Anyway, the instructor added real quick Note that if you found the sweet spot in the engine, that spot just before the Rev. Limiter kicks in you could get 153mph or so. And after the 3rd 8 minute session you could get an upgrade to a 5400 chip. Speeds of 160-165mph

Ah, I had a chance. 150mph was reachable…… tough, maybe just barely……….

I had 2 runs of 8 minutes each. the first was my practice, the 2nd would be my Qualifying run so to speak.

I did what I was told and the spotter quickly saw I was able to drive and let me open it up.

I was hitting the Rev. Limiter in the turns and trying to get the feathering down.

2nd run, same spotter, says “OK, good 1st run. Let’s get the tires clean first then go for it.”

I agreed and tell him, yep 1st was practice, Now Qualifying. Let’s do it!

I in it and on it when he gives the OK……..

I wish I had the audio, I’m not sure but it almost sounded like the guy was cheering me on, Not coaching me….

I deep in the middle of turn 4 and knew he was talking but the radio was breaking up and I WAS FOCUSED, but I thought he said “Awesome, your doing it, keep Going! Yah!”

Anyway, I got to pass people twice, and when you are in the race car you don’t have anything to tell you how fast you are going, not even a tach.

So, YES MY JAW DROPPED! when the lady handed me my certificate with 160.50mph.

The certificate they give you and down there it is 160.50mph. On a double.

The certificate they give you and down there it is 160.50mph. On a double.

close up of speed.....

close up of speed…..

So I made me a photo, and with this certificate will hang on a wall for a while…….

a dream as a 7 yr old, Formula One is what I wanted, a road course would be Much more fun. But heck, beating the speed limit was a great finish………one less on the bucket list.

THANK YOU Mario and Mario Andretti Racing Experience for a wonderful experience.

Creative shooting


P.S. For those of you who have read the little post update a while ago about the number 23 and it’s variations…….and my personal laugh at the constant return. I drove car 53, that is Anton Wilson’s upside down 23 and the event was at Gate 35 upside down reversed. or reversed upside down, really. anyway the game continues and car 53 gets pole in my day! 😉

20151013 UPDATE: OK, so I got to feel like a top driver…….I have asked Customer Service at Andretti Racing Experience for the engine stats of the car I drove. As a business person, I know they will have this for at least 90 days just in case someone drops dead from a stoke or heart attack after a drive. Standard liability insurance. Have not heard back.

As far as I’m concerned I got POLE in My Race, wanted 150mph. Hit 160.5mph.

Even if I had the 5400 chip in by mistake, I was still near the top of that rev. limiter at 160.5mph. (that was the sales pitch go 160-165 after 3 sessions and you Pay for upgraded 5400 chip)

However it works out, I have a nice memory of the ride……video to amuse myself with (boring otherwise).

AGAIN, MANY THANKS to Andretti Racing Experience.

20151015 UPDATE: 3 calls and an email later. Still have not heard anything back. Guess I will never know at this point. I would have  thought someone would call given I did the “upgrade” speed on a double ride. The computer print out I am willing to bet is a simple spreadsheet fill in. Employee looks up name, computer puts in data to certificate, employee prints out and tells person “Congrads on ??? speed.” Hands certificate and goes to next customer. Nothing to misprint.  Personally, I guess I get to believe I am an ace driver a little while longer. Let you know if anyone tells me anything.

Not sure if or how long a message will take to reach someone who is interested in the answer.

20151026 UPDATE: I sent emails off again…..3 different addresses……..

Special Footnote concerning my driving experience, I dreaming of being a race car driver since 7 yrs old and still to this day would like to try a full race of some sort. Physical pain prevents me from ever being a Full time Driver, Sorry Reality Check!!!!  However, I do want to point out that in 1979-80 I did drive a 1974 Lotus Europa Twin cam special at a VARA  vintage race car practice/training event ONE day. (The physical pain from my activist days, I wanted to replace with the memory of this ONCE In A Life drive. Customer Service tainted that, but I will at least have some comfort when the pain gets too bad, I can remember the drive ITSELF and know I was on the Edge! A Real performance!) {{if any one from Andretti Racing reads this post, please let the Mario know that I have an offer to any driver in his stable at the time of the 2015 Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix, to come look over my shoulder and go through my weekends shooting. I will edit and print any photo they, THE DRIVERS want. No pr people, no one who is NOT a driver or Your blood family DRIVER. send your worst, if he/she likes what he/she sees, the others are still welcome at a later date. this will be for me personally, no one will ever know what the driver’s choices are BUT ME!}}

I also worked on the 1967 Lotus Formula Ford open wheel race car that belonged to the person I called dad. I had been involved in the automotive industry as a Parts Salesman in Tahoe Auto Parts 1983-84 (we were the place to go, nobody like Kenny “the Ferret”, to find those parts you need for a rare breed of car.)

The driver of the car complained of the lack of handling in the car, so I told him I would look at it.

I quickly realized that it needed a tune-up in a MAJOR way……..the 4 tires technically did NOT POINT in the same direction.

I spend a couple weeks tuning it up, added some Weber side draft carbs and handed it back to the driver.

his comment…….”WOW! I never thought it would be so easy to drive. I use to Throw into the corners, now it just glides.”

so yes, I do understand the mechanics of a car as well as driving them………

But that Lotus……I drove it in Riverside raceway PIT, to make sure the throttle response was OK……so the DRIVER could take it on course.

tap…..zoom, tap… zoom.  If I made 20mph before hitting the brakes………5 minutes from getting in to getting out and offering to the driver.

So no I have never been on any race course, as a driver in any capacity.

I did drive Malibu Grand Prix Go-Carts once also, about 1977.

I have owned one car with a v-8, all the rest are 4 cyl. and the closest to a sports car was my 1972 pinto!


UPDATE 20151031 Happy Halloween……….to Mario Andretti Racing Experience, who’s Customer Service is having a hard time explaining top speed in racing to me, please your boss or any driver, racing car engineer/designer, if I kind of have an idea of what a “top speed” is and what it is to achieve it.

From watching Formula One Racing,

“Top Speed” of a car is achieved when that moment where the driver is no longer pushing down on the gas pedal, the engine relaxes, so to speak for a couple of thousands of a second. The run down the longest straights with the DRS engaged will result in the highest speeds. DRS, Drag Reduction System is a computer controlled flap on the rear wing. When open, it lightens the down force on the whole car, but mainly the rear wheels to put more horsepower to forward motion instead of downward loading, aka grip. Speed increases in excess of 10mph are achieved by the DRS. Upon stepping on the brakes the DRS closes and instantly the car drops in speed, Even before the braking action of the driver’s foot on the brake. Thereby dropping from “Top Speed”.

However, “Top Speed” and “Average Speed” are very different, F1 cars go from 0 to 100mph and BACK to 0 in 6 or 7 seconds, therefore as the cars go through the road courses speeds vary and lap time speeds will be much lower than “Top Speeds”. Indy is similar. Even on Oval tracks, in the turns, some of the energy is going into holding the race car on the track, the speed should be lower.


1,560 miles of Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse and Ghost Town road trip. Part 1

Valley of Fire, Super Blood(less) Lunar Eclipse rising in east over the cliffs. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Valley of Fire, Super Blood(less) Lunar Eclipse rising in east over the cliffs. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

OK, so yeah, I beat feet into a road trip……

Nine months into a new business and I’m still setting up.

I needed the fresh air, 9 days of on the road. Running in with a storm front or some kind of clouds most the way.

Like a pinball I bounced this way and that through some 1,560 miles, 6 ghost towns, Mono Lake and eastern Sierras for a preview of the fall colors and a few wrong turns or just curious to see what is around the corner Finds of great enjoyment. An adventure is not an ADVENTURE to me if everything is planned out and NOTHING LEFT TO CHANCE! GOT TO HAVE MYSTERY.

First stop was with an old pro photographer, Rick Rosen, he was showing us his favorites shooting spots in the Valley of Fire in Nevada. Got some great petroglyphs before the eclipse. I however have them in this post after the Eclipse.

33 years till this eclipse thing comes around again.

Yes, the clouds were a pain, the group I was with found our spot to shoot and this is what I got…….jumped out shot this 200mm f/10 1/100sec ISO 2500, hand held! People were using the area for a wedding when we passed by about 15 minutes earlier. So we came back since nothing was further up the road.

Grabbed my tripod, looked for a view and the moon was behind the clouds.

Few minutes later this steadier shot, but cloudier

Eclipse peeking out. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Eclipse peeking out. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

A little later, peeking out again, Quick,Find it! Range it! Shoot!

Clouds clearing again for a few minutes, yes it is almost a Blood Moon eclipse.

Clouds clearing again for a few minutes, yes it is almost a Blood Moon eclipse.

and Blood Moon photo of Course, happened with a little hazy clouds but there are a couple stars in this tighter crop of a ISO 16000, 294mm, f/6.3 @ 3.2 sec exposure.

Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography

Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography

And now a few other shots,


A wall of petroglyphs, just one site of may. Keep your eyes open where the black is on the rocks. Copyright (Native Americans) Vanderhoof Photography

A wall of petroglyphs, just one site of may. Keep your eyes open where the black is on the rocks. Copyright (Native Americans) Vanderhoof Photography

and a close up,

Another place, getting right up close. Copyright (Native American) Vanderhoof Photography

Another place, getting right up close. Copyright (Native American) Vanderhoof Photography

I was just in love with the colors,

Lichen on rocks, blessed with clouds, what colors!!! Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Lichen on rocks, blessed with clouds, what colors!!! Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

and for a shooting buddy I ran with few years ago, a Hole shot!

shooting out of hole in rocks at landscape

Emil would hunt for holes to shoot out of. I did similar over the years as I shot under bridges, mineshafts, knots in trees, so here is a nice one. We would have been at it for weeks here. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

This next shoot is for those of you who might not understand the Idea of digital being a Whole New Media,

10000 ISO, 8 sec, wind blowing, yeah, this is art is the birthing process. I like where it is going, print on matte paper. Soft painterly look. Camera & Lightroom. Copyright Vanderhoof Phtotgraphy 2015

10000 ISO, 8 sec, wind blowing, yeah, this is art is the birthing process. I like where it is going, print on matte paper. Soft painterly look. Camera & Lightroom AND Creative person. Copyright Vanderhoof Phtotgraphy 2015

Next day I moved on to Rhyolite.

Rhyolite old building

Old building in Rhyolite, Nevada. Now the clouds are friendly. Tourist attraction, but an easy out of the way place. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

First AND BIGGEST piece of advice, When going to ghost towns;

  1. Get there early. Get your shots before the crowds get there.
  2. Can’t get early, plan to stay till closing. Most Ghost towns open sunrise to sunset or less. Most tourists will head for food and lodging mid afternoon. Less traffic in your shots, maybe some early golden hour shots. The ghost towns don’t want people walking around in the dark, too dangerous.

The storm clouds were present for most of the trip, some times getting so thick and soft as to be a gray blur. I slept in the cab of my Ford Ranger. I didn’t want to wait for tent and stuff to dry out if it rained. Just curl up for a few hours. Then move on again.

Had to wait a few minutes for some people to move out of the fenced in area, then this shot;

old ghost town building in Rhyolite

Clouds going soft, playing with the silhouette. Rhyolite, Nv. Copyright Vanderhoof photography 2015


Next stop was Gold Point Nv.

Nice out of the way place.

old building in Gold Point Nv. ghost town

Kind of tourist like. but fun and not too busy while I was there. All alone in Gold Point Nv. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

But some fun stuff out back of the town too!!

Spent a few minutes playing with the steel framework, sky and other back structures. Gold Point Nv. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

Spent a few minutes playing with the steel framework, sky and other back structures. Gold Point Nv. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

The next 2 stops were not much for me to shoot, Goldfield is a living town and too busy for me to stop that day.

Belmont was marked private and very obvious homes in and around everything, just quietly moved on after a shot or 2.

However there is a campground that may be very good for astrophotography, long ways to anything. Very tiny town. Will spend a night or 2 out there, to see.

That was the turning point on US 95, I came back down to US 6 and went West.

Mono lake and Eastern Sierra, Bodie!!!

However it is break time, so this is Part one, and I will begin Part 2 after dinner.

Creative shooting and please feel free to ask questions.