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!

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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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20170319: Music Video, new editing before meeting with client who “Loves It”. “Astronaut”

I did some more editing to clean up some of the stuff inside this video.

Still learning with only 2 months of trial & re-trial to create this video.

All video creation copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

All music copyright 9 Fathoms

20170315: My FIRST Adobe After Effects Creation! So close to what I wanted!

video at the bottom!

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OK, I started to study ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS in January 2017. I had a conversation with a person about doing a music video. I got a vision of what I wanted to do.

This is the DEMO release of it. I need to go back and adjust the timing of some images and smooth out some motions & transitions.

However, this is about 90% plus of that vision in action. Totally self training here, I have no one to confer with on this. YouTube has supplied me with the training videos and MY own get in there and PLAY around, trial & re-try attempts after attempts….

Enjoy the show folks!

ALL MUSIC COPYRIGHT 9 FATHOMS

All video artwork copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/l5gKIbbroak

 

20170128 Birds of a flock…

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Some days it sounds like it is raining outside, then I realize nope, Just a few birds in the tree over the courtyard, flapping wings and chatting to themselves.

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A few minutes rest then back flying off into the evening sunset in San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico.

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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.

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