20160219: Local police request, Please sir, please do not carry your equipment at night. ah, yes sir. Not a problem.

Cactus by moonlight. Not my usual night time shooting, but the local police don't want me walking around at night with gear on.   Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

Cactus by moonlight. Not my usual night time shooting, but the local police don’t want me walking around at night with gear on. Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

OK, so with about 8 little kids running around in my courtyard, yep they won again.
But I’m back up and around. Building up resistance.
Anyway, the other night when I was waiting outside Joe’s house, the local police stopped and gave me a ride to the station.
Lack of communication, an English speaking officer came in and said they would like me to not carry my equipment around at night, fear of crimes.
Since I have no story I am chasing, their request is quite fine by me, I am not suicidal. I have no wish to make them mad at me.
A little crazy about my art, a bit spiritual, but their request is simple.
“Please after dark, no photography. You and your equipment stand out.”
Nothing mean or nasty. Very polite to this dumb american. Just realize they worry and don’t want a “bad” story about a tourist hurt in their town.
So, I will find roofs or courtyards of people who do not mind my being there all night. Or shoot from my courtyard it self.

Joe has agreed to consider it. His 2nd house has a nice south facing view away from the city lights.  He also goes out to a family ranch.
A bit miffed, a night photographer without much access to night skies.
But amused, this 2 photos taken when I had used the banos on Wens. and noticed that the woman washing clothes was not one I had seen before. My door, the chain hole, I use it see who knocking etc, I saw the play of light and got a camera. After several shots, I like these two. Not a people shooter, but I do think I can play with the light still. Kind of takes off the “dull” of the washing clothes, but does not “glory” it either. And yes, I wash my clothes the same way for the most part. I put up a stronger line to hang clothes on, it is over in the late afternoon sun as well. So, yes, that “line” is used a lot, by all the people in the courtyard.

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