20160831: San Juan de los Lagos Doors

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Street photography, shooting some doors.

End of the month,

new door of opportunity waits with tomorrow’s beginning of September.

So a couple of neat doors, to inspire thoughts of what might await.

Lovinkindness energy to all.

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20160831: Black & White maze

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A small piece of a hotel building, while color was fun, black & white keeps you into the bricklayer’s work… piece by piece.

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20160831: Bokeh flower

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Like the flower in the “Breaking Free” post I was looking that these flowers. However I could not find a decent deep depth of field shot, so I just reversed my perspective and looked for a nice bokeh shot.

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20160830: Wow, After the storm!

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These 2 frames were shot, horizontal: 8:08:16pm & the vertical: 8:09:29pm Yep 1 minute 13 seconds apart.
I was standing in my doorway, the rain had almost stopped, eating a bit of dinner. I saw the pink glow in the clouds. As I wondered if it would be anything, the colors deepened so fast that I set my food down and grabbed my camera, taking the chip back out of the computer, and dashed outside and up the ladder. 12 frames wiping the lens between shots. 1st shot at 8:07:39 & final shot 8:09:45 the show was over in a little over 2 minutes.

I like these 2 the best.

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yes, more birds as usual, black specks…

Creative shooting folks.

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20160830: Before the Storm

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Been doing a lot of desk work lately, had go street photography shooting. The Catedral Basilica de San Juan de los Lagos, everyone’s favorite in town, and the palms.
I just liked the color contrast with the clouds being so polite to accent the towers for me.

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The 2nd church just a couple blocks away, again nice clouds accenting the colors of the stone work of the church.
I got in my house from my walk moments later, as I started up my computer the rain started to fall. Timing is everything to a landscape photographer.

Creative shooting.

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20160830: Breaking Free!

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As a newspaper photo editor I tend to like tight crops.

As an artist, I go the other way leaving a lot of the fuller frame in.
Which in this shot was too much either way, had to have the barbed in and the intense greenery, but not as much as the full frame caught.
I think I got the idea here, rich red color of the flower in the middle of lots of green leaves of various shapes & hues, plus the barb wire. 30mm, f/6.3
A good lesson of using bokeh effectively.

I give photography lessons, so Please as questions whenever one strikes you. I’m one of the people who don’t believe in “a dumb question” phrase, you ask, it should be answerable by some one. Many not be one’s cup of tea to answer a question but it still is not dumb to ask.

Bokeh:the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.

Creative shooting folks!

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20160828: Street view

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Color of sunshine,

A favorite of mine.

Since a wee tot.


well, a bit of poetry. It is raining and flowers are popping up. These little folk catch my eye as I go to a, cell phone shots.

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And a bit of pink as well.

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A little tougher, to get both. The close up & yellow in the back ground.

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20160827: Sorry political statement…

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The above photo is a screen grab from LinkedIn.

The fact checking info is from Facebook. I don’t know about you folks, but I have a few friends who are diabetics…. corporation greed is a major pet pee of mine!

FACT checking time!!!
because the MYLAN CEO IS JUST BY CHANCE A SENATOR’S DAUGHTER- Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia!
Entered Office:
November 15, 2010

Term Expires:
January 3, 2019

Mailing Address:
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Phone Number:
(202) 224-3954

20160825: Temporary Island

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Large amounts of plant life washed around by the rising waters in the river leave a few temporary islands for the birds to hang out on.

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20160825: Stormy Street Photography

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Love finding places and scenes to shoot these lamp posts… another nice bust of sunlight though the storm clouds. It did start to rain before I got back home from my walk.

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Yeah, the place I cross over the river is that low bridge in the back. As you can see I would not walking under the highway bridge though. On the center pier, you can see the dark High water mark.

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A patch of sunlight on the hill as storm clouds move overhead. Note the plants on the far side bent over from the water flow.

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A nice tree along the road by the river, clouds building in behind.

Photography copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016