20170424: Remembering Ghost Towns & Road Trips.

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Some times it takes a long distance view, to understand the world around you. The Sierra Mountains from Nevada.

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A ghost town, seldom visited in the mass crowds of well know places.

But offering a wonderful view for the camera to capture.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2015

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….

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20170413: Opps, too much fun again Flowers….

OK, so like there are way too many beautiful women in this town.

But only one speaks English to me & still smiles while doing so.

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Monica, the waitress, owners younger daughter, wants to go to USA. So she speaks nicely to me most days & is quite cute as well.

Moneeca is the Spanish pronouncing of her name & my spelling. Dyslexic I prefer to see a word in the pronounced version for me to say it right… So I created this spelling of her name. She knows I use it & has not slapped me, and of course vocalized makes not any difference to anyone.

With the TRUMPed starting WAR, WW3 for all concerned… USA is a Fascism country and she knows that the dream of going there has falling in the trashcan.

I kind of wanted to offer some Peace to the world and being way to old & tired of the game women play, to care about giving flowers to women but seeing Moneeca who would have been chased around town by a much younger me, on a near daily basis…

this poster got made last night…

Not sure she will get to see it. Would not want to embarrass her in front of friends, Family, neighbors.

But heck I had fun with this design!

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20170330: Joshua Tree funnies

So many times over the years, I have listened to people who do not open their eyes and walk in nature… “Oh nature never does 90 degree angles in anything.”   2 examples of 90 degrees in nature, naturally happening in ONE photograph….

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Of course soft curves are fun too,

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I know the other day I did the “Wild & Crazy” light painting, here is one of my more subtle light painting moments.

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All in Joshua Tree National Park.

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20170327: When a light painter has too much fun!

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Yeah, a trip into the desert, 4 different colors of lights and about 7 different lights to make this all happen. Yes, when I hit the shutter trigger, I then used a laser beam light on the back rocks for a 5th light source.

Just having way too much fun with my normal way too much equipment carrying habits.

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20170326: Tiny! Sunday wild flowers, Joshua Tree N.P. So. Calif.

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When I go shooting wild flowers, yeah I got to have my eyes on the ground way too much….

TINY, little flowers are fun to find.

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and of course I get in low for shots too,

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but tiny is tiny….

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yes, those are grains of sand on the desert floor of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California USA.

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20170325: Joshua Tree N.P. Wild Flowers striking a different balance of colors.

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Never one for the standard same old thing, as i set up for sunset I noticed these tiny purple flowers and the cactus popping through, indirect lighting gave a nice contrast that the brighter hot afternoon sun would not have.

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