20181115: A quick demonstration of why you should still carry a polarizing filter

Yes, there are some things that Photoshop can not do, nor any other photo editing program.

I was asked about photography & when do I start to edit my photos.

I replied from the first second I see an image to shoot. I am twisting the camera this way & that way. If I have a zoom lens (quite common), I am zooming in or out to see the over all image.

Then the polarizer filter gets a twist or two to see what I like.

Normal, using polarizing filters is to cut glare & reflections: That is something photo editing programs can not do simply because they have no DATA to PRODUCE the non-glare image.

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In this image above you can see the left side is darker & you see into the water it’s self. This makes the reds of the flowers pop a little more & causes the greens of the plant to also see a bit richer. Also notice that the stones in the retaining wall change colors slightly & lighter in the above photo.

Here in the image below, you see the water reflecting on the left side & the right side has is a tiny bit darker than that of the top photo, but you do not see into the water any deeper.

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Whereas in this Mexican stonework wall, I used the polarizer to accent those richer oranges & yellows. Yes, you can use photo editing programs to do the richer colors in the photos. Vibrance & Saturation plus other color sliders & layers can do this step.

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In street photography, specially shooting from the hip as much as I do, the polarizer is good to have because like this shot. You can see it was near enough to being set right at the woman/girl in the back passenger seat & the front seat passenger are both visible without glare issues. I did not look thru the view finder, I have the camera in my lap and just turn it to the needed direction and press the shutter. Few of those people ever know I shot their picture.

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In the stone wall & bamboo below, I use the polarizer to flatten off the bright reflections on the leaves & it also added separation for the plants from the stone work.

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However the most popular use is for making your clouds much, much more expressive!

By the way, I shot this without that taxi after this frame with the taxi & decided I just liked the yellow contrast to the blues of the sky & made the clouds more impacting.

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20181006: San Juan de los Lagos Independence Pillar

Yes, once again that pillar & fountain for a little light & cloud fun.

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Slowing down the shutter just a bit gave blur to the water arcs while leaving in some separation.

The clouds were just a tab bit playful too.

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20181006: Pouring down sunlight, San Juan de los Lagos Rio

Just a bit of fun with the AS ONLY photographers & artists understand! ha ha

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Just a bit of fun.

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20180821: Zenfolio V.P. selling site under construction still, but getting better.

Yes, I have to do lots of work yet, but the site is getting more user friendly.

I have finally have so much time (tourist season is over in this town for a few months) that I can work on it and get it together.

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My photography, my typography & design skills and a little bit of my creative writing skills.

Plus some times a bit of “dry humor”.

100s of photographs, mostly nature but also various places around the world.

Yes, I have a different perspective on life, don’t you?

I am also running a one man revolution to save some life from this planet as humans kill everything off.   #OccupyISS_IntSpaceStationwhen survival counts

I created the ISS in 1983, with a letter to Pres Reagan to steal from me. The USA did and now I need my Space Station to use to save some of the animals & plants & other life from this pollution doomed planet.

Wars cost money, so yes these sales help me do my thing.

http://www.vanderhoofphotography.zenfolio.com

LINK:  https://vanderhoofphotography.zenfolio.com/

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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!

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20171009: San Juan de los Lagos Vista Poster…

Yes, I have another poster for sale here locally in town now.

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Just a little sample of the town & it’s colors…

I can mail it from here myself so you can place the order 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 paid 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 ($10 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

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210161231: End of the YEAR, a parting sunset! New Horizons await.

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The leaves are falling and the birds still gather, a time of renewal & reflections.

Happy New Year folks, may whatever the energies bring to you, may you weather it in the good faith of learning and understanding.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016