20170116: Birthday Present, My ugly mug on Google 1st page results.

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and yes folks this is the FIRST PAGE OF GOOGLE RESULTS!

and Jan. 15th is my birthday so yesterday was my birthday and I FOUND THIS TODAY!

After years of NOT USING ANY BLACK HAT TRICKS, just good old HONEST WHITE HAT WORK!

Creative shooting Folks!

20160831: Bokeh flower

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Like the flower in the “Breaking Free” post I was looking that these flowers. However I could not find a decent deep depth of field shot, so I just reversed my perspective and looked for a nice bokeh shot.

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20160830: Breaking Free!

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As a newspaper photo editor I tend to like tight crops.

As an artist, I go the other way leaving a lot of the fuller frame in.
Which in this shot was too much either way, had to have the barbed in and the intense greenery, but not as much as the full frame caught.
I think I got the idea here, rich red color of the flower in the middle of lots of green leaves of various shapes & hues, plus the barb wire. 30mm, f/6.3
A good lesson of using bokeh effectively.

I give photography lessons, so Please as questions whenever one strikes you. I’m one of the people who don’t believe in “a dumb question” phrase, you ask, it should be answerable by some one. Many not be one’s cup of tea to answer a question but it still is not dumb to ask.

Bokeh:the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.

Creative shooting folks!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

20160727: So far the Quinta Shoot is on…

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So yesterday I searched my remains of equipment from the Dec.2015 accident, I have the equipment to make it happen. Ricardo said yesterday it was still on.

However the landlord and the people living in my little courtyard units, HAD A HUGE LAUGH at my asking for respect because I have Rev. 2:17, the highest Ranked MARK of Spirituality and Spiritual Connect in the Entire BIBLE. Many laughs at calling the police o me. I am loco because I do not “forgive them so THEY CAN STEAL AGAIN AND AGAIN…”

By the HAND OF CHRIST, IN 1987 I RECEIVED A WHITE STONE& NEW NAME… showing I talk to and LISTEN TO ALL SPIRITS ON THE PLANET EARTH.

I am spiritual, we teach lessons, not forgive till dead as a martyr…..

Yeah, I may be dead or in prison before I get to do what if nothing else is one of the technically challenging photographs I have ever tried, and ever seen by another photographer in print or web.

A family GROUP SHOT & Milky Way/Stars with a light painted House & a Reflecting pond…

Anyone knowing of this ever being done, PLEASE POST A COMMENT OR LINK TO SUCH A PHOTOGRAPH. Not HDR or layering, a SINGLE SHOT! Use of PhotoShop & LightRoom is fine. But light must have balanced in the RAW to start WITH.

Which the blessing of the spirits I will get to finish this shoot.

Creative shooting and Lovingkindness energy to All.

20160528: Semi- Experimental Full Moon.

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In the experimental department…. Somewhere in Nevada, 2015.

Just playing around, trying to get clouds on full moon with foreground… shot for the hot moon and used a circular grad filter in Lightroom “invert” to keep moon down and raise the hills… almost worked!

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Never Released to Public, possible only Photos left from negatives1906 S.F. QUAKE.

These contact prints were made by me when I realized the odd size and frame ratio.

I asked for a set at that point and the old woman agreed.

She then told me as I started to look at the images, a family member had been in San Francisco a few weeks after the 1906 earthquake.

SHE WANTED TO SEE WHAT THE PHOTOS LOOKED LIKE SHE HAD NEVER SEEN THEM.

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That was in 1994-96.  I made 2 sets of CONTACT PRINTS. One for her and one for me.

I never heard from her again, or talked to any PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER who knew of this frame ratio negative size.

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