20171129 Editing night shots of San Juan

While the view is limited, an artist is always looking for a new angle.

Dia de Muertos night event, the fountain is on, shutter slowed down a little to let the motion show & then the Independence Tower lights to contrast nicely.

 

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She may be dead, but this Dia de la Muertos skeleton knew where to be looking!

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20171121: DIY Strip light for under $10USD

OK, so this ain’t no pretty beauty queen of a strip light box, but heck a “decent” one starts at around $80USD.

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Down here in Mexico, while I don’t know how soon I will need one, the shipping is expensive or I have to research out the Mexican companies that supply one.

I also have a money shortage & needed some soft boxes & hair light & a strip light so that adds of fast.

Well, the hair light and strip box were a little easier to make. I will wait on the soft boxes.

I made a hair light box out of cardboard & just need to find a little brighter light for it. The small LED light stick is too dim for studio work. I can stick a flash in there.

But the other day I noticed that here in town there are LED strip lights for sale & at only 95 pesos for one, heck that is like $5 USD so why not invest a little time to make a strip light out of one.

My neighbor also gave me a big cardboard box that was too large for what she needed.

So,

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1200mm is over 4ft long & 6500k is a nice level to work with. I did have a small issue that facing forward I got stripes on the wall. I had bought the clear lens so I could have the most light possible & would make my own defusing for it.

So I just turned the light around and faced into the box. The shiny side of the aluminum foil would defuse that issue just fine.

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I then added some more cardboard to make “barn doors” on the box.

I put aluminum foil on the joints of the barn doors & made sure that the barn doors were in the full open position when taping them together so I would not have issues of opening and closing them or light leaks.

Over all time is a couple hours of work, but here is the light in action.

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Wide open doors.

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Closed most the way.

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And a half way flagged position.

So tape, aluminum foil, a cardboard box & a strip of LED 6500k lights, plus a little and I have something that works.

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Like a say, “it ain’t pretty to look at!” But it does the job for now!

And is light weight enough to hang on a light stand/boom or even from the ceiling.

Creative Shooting folks! Specially those of you with a limited budget.

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20171015: Fiesta San Juan Poster… #1

OK, so I worked into the wee hours, got some sleep and was back at it a couple hours later.

Fiesta San Juan de los Lagos, Jal MX.

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Just the few of the photos, But the fast eye of the newspaper Photo editor in use here, & a little skill on the computer.

1pm local time Sunday, I was sell this poster on the streets… (meta data on the last frame shot was 10:05pm Saturday. Not too bad for a one man operation.)

With 1100 frames to review slower, I am sure I will use other photographs & maybe do another poster.

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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…

20170927: Video: Math of ESP, Why it works even if you do not believe in it!

Well, many years of trying to figure out how to say this. Put it into words that which is kind of beyond words.

I did for a while consider a math equation series of the whole thing but that kind of leaves it as unrelated to life itself.

So here I explain the basic math, then relate how it works.

Humans are so caught up in the idea that they “are the one & only” that it shows a very huge disconnection to the universe & “Spiritual Realm”.

Most New Age Spiritual people spend a lot of time putting others at a distance while claims only these people can know anything or you have to have “special training or permission” to know stuff.

ho hum…

Anyone can learn to be spiritual, after all how did those OTHERS GET THERE???

Yes it is an hour & 10 minutes long & therefore I did lower the quality and size to fit the requirements of this blog site.

If you are a Non-believer of ESP, that is your right. Calling me names will not be allowed on this site, HONEST DISCUSSION of this topic is invited.

I do not go into Huge math equations, that is for arrogance math lovers. I simply put the basic of the math here and give a few basic examples of how it works. I have yet to find anything that does not fit those rules. Anything can be explained with math, just look at “flat earth & climate denial people” they can deny factual logic with their math. Reality is reality.

I have Revelations 2:17, I know the “Spiritual Realm” EXISTS… your experiences in life will be different so you may NOT LISTEN to the spirit realm for fear of truth or name calling.

You can also “search” my blog for the “CHAOS” posts and read those.

 

 

 

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20170718: New Toy! Graphic creative Fun!

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OK, this is just to show what kind of silly “Far Out Design” abilities I have here.

A simple logo of elements or a a special wreath of some design is all possible.

I just got this and was playing around last night, I have 1000s of elements to use, or can create to use my own “special elements” in this program.

Several setting of how many times the pieces are copied around the circle too so while this is 6 sided, 4 or just 2 is possible .

 

Woman and rain shower

And yes, they can be transparently added to other images.

sorry I just happen to love the overall of this image… the idea of adding some words in the banners is just too obvious to me & the fun of these flowers in this arrangement, well I am a nature & landscape photographer!

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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/

 

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