20171014: Fiesta San Juan de los Lagos style, fireworks in your face!

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Ground level in your face fireworks!

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sky to ground level…

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Mostly aerial bursts!

San Juan de los Lagos having a party…

20171014: Timing is everything!

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Yesterday, this Bimbo Pan man stopped to make his usual delivery to the Hamburguesa Stand, my manager of the new apartment.

He walked over and looked at some of my posters & photos on display. Since he could speak a little English & i get away with and even tinier bit if Spanish he told me he wanted a nice photo of him with his truck.

He then started talking of wanting the local river front for it but he was looking at my night scenes.

The night before I had taken a walk & seeing the reflection of the3 bridge in the river which is still quite full.

I pulled out the cellphone and  shot 2 frames of the reflection.

So I showed him those 2 frames and he just “Wow! Yes, I want me & my truck in front of that!”

So while he did the bread delivery I grabbed a camera & external flash and just before he drove off, I shot a couple quick frames of him & the truck. I showed him what I had shot and again he was happy with it.

Today he came by to do his delivery & I showed him the combined image, one framed as you see here & one without a frame.

He chose this one, so I will get him a print & in the next day or two of deliveries I will have the finished product for him…

So yes, I am slowly winning the hearts & eyes of these people as more & more are coming by & seeing what I can do for them.

Timing is everything, as any photographer knows, CAPTURE THE MOMENT!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20171003: PEACE OF THE WORLD, poster #2 Dec Event

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OK, Another event for my Peace Activist friend, (his Facebook page link)

Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi

WIP link:

https://www.facebook.com/wipinternational/?ref=profile_intro_card

Looking for Artists, Musicians, Poets & Writers

PEACEFUL PEOPLE changing the world BY ACTIONS OF PEACE.

Looking for a little financial help with these 2 events too.

So if you can spare some change, given the world disasters & war mongering I am not surprised that few can spare much of anything, let one of us know, PLEASE!

 

 

20170910: A Mexican 2018 Calendar, one down, more coming.

So I have the image and poster of this church & while people liked it, everyone locally keeps saying put a calendar on it…

OK, fine, many hours of work. (I love my drawing tablet for work like this & having my new apartment with room to work too)

I have added a Mexican calendar to the image, dressed it up a bit too, making it more fun for me.

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I will have to see what I can do to offer this calendar for sale outside my town of San Juan de los Lagos.

Yes, this the church of the “La Senorita de San Juan de los Lagos Saint”.

However, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost.  It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

20170725: Time to move! Storms! Lightening!

The world is flooding and yes my front door is no better!

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Yes I am looking out of my room door. In a small courtyard, 4 walls do make a pool.

The drain system is very poor and whoops, the rain got very heavy.

At the door step! (the white object is a splash guard so I can have the door open)

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The path to the banos & sink.

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As the storm started up again in the night. The courtyard does drain and in an hour or so the water had receded.

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Both this unit was very close to having a swimming pool inside.

So yes, I have been looking around for a new place fro a few weeks and this just made QUITE OBVIOUS, I need to get out quick.

Some more Lightening shots all from my doorway!

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So yes, if you want you can hit the donation button up at the top to help me with moving costs to save my equipment, plus help me keep my own butt dry!

Creative Shooting!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170602 Just reliving a nice memory 160.5mph! Dreamed of doing it and Then DID!

 

As a little boy, I saw Formula 1 racing as the BEST! It was about driving skill and world wide too.

It was not that NASCAR pushing and shoving while driving in circles…

Well, I always wanted to at least just once drive racing fast in an open wheel race car. 2015, Oct. I got that chance. I bought myself 2 drives of 8 minute each.

When the driver’s was held, the instructor said that the cars would only do 150mph in a single or double drive. You would have to buy a 3rd drive to go faster as the governor would set. He hear my groan and and I said I had the dream of doing at least 150mph. He quickly added that if you drove really good you could get to 153mph, but you had to be right on the sweet spot the whole time.

Well, the first 8 minutes I let myself feel into the car, what and where that sweet spot was at.

The 2nd 8 minutes I let it all hang out, it was the ‘QUALIFYING RUN!”

So you might imagine my surprise when I pick up my computer printed certificate and it said I did 160.50mph….

Yeah, I could have had fun being a real race car driver….

Enjoy this video of those 2 runs & the certificate shown at the end!

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20170417: ANTIWAR Poster, 45 years of antiwar… still no logic in war!

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Knowledge poem 3 pages

1976, wrote the poem, it was about the idea of the PUBLIC MASSES wanting “BREAD & CIRCUSES” to be entertained. They did not want to think about the world as a whole…

Top of page, yeah, I have been put in prison for talking of TRUTH,  I carry a broken shoulder for speaking out against USA corruption.

The Middle East, a constant war for 35 years…. Olie North & Pres. Reagan & Bush Sr. creating the Al Qaeda, just to keep USA Public wanting war…. 1999, I read of the Haliburton/Bush/1% Elite Rich creating the “Never Ending War with a Terrorist attack of  a huge size so the USA citizens would RUN TO WAR”  2 years before the 2001 9/11 attack…

The final comments unfortunately are not so well understood, FUKUSHIMA is killing all life…. there is only about 10 years left. 1975, I did a report on the nuclear industry, I came to the understanding that a major environmental disaster WOULD HAPPEN, too much corruption, too much USA government getting monies for underhanded deals & looking the other way at the nuclear pollution….

Yet the planet in a 100 MILLION YEARS or more, will be ready for new forms to come into existence… I personal hope that the humans will not return in as stupid a arrogant manner. If at all.

AND KEEP IN MIND, 1983 I tried to get the human race to see a different view, BY CREATING the International Space Station….

https://vanderhoofphotography.com/2015/08/13/how-i-created-the-iss-the-international-space-station-is-my-baby/

 

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017 & 1976