20170921: San Juan de los Lagos 2018 Calendar #3 Saint’s Church

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Some different photos and effects, so there is now 3 versions of this calendar.

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 ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170918: A calendar for the Scorpio in your life!

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Yes, Mexican Scorpions on a pile of “Escorpion”, the Spanish word for Scorpion.

I will also have the English version ready soon.

This is the graphic I did just for fun that is now a calendar for sale.

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Again, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them 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 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 ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170912: OK, all equipment is in the new landing zone, studio building time!

OK, so being a night photographer, yeah, I am working long & hard to make the place a working set-up for both the business I need & the house to live in. working till 4am, then back up at 10:30am… I have progress…

The 4am shot, yes, I am tired, the lousy photo is in part due to a dirty lens.

but at 3pm the next afternoon, progress.

I have clothes lines for wet clothes on the patio, above the laundry sink & in the banos. Keeping them full and moving stuff around as needed, the pile is growing smaller..

Yes, I can walk the whole house & not stub a toe if i stay in the middle of the rooms. But at least I can see where stuff is & organize it.

And I needed to finish the screening of the windows, here is the front door.

So yes, with a lot of patience & the forethought see what I can use where to make a business, I survived the 20 months of hell in that little room.

I am hoping to hang my signs of open for business in about 2 more days.

I hope I inspire a few people to “hang tough & be patience” to make their dreams come true too!

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20170910: A Mexican 2018 Calendar, one down, more coming.

So I have the image and poster of this church & while people liked it, everyone locally keeps saying put a calendar on it…

OK, fine, many hours of work. (I love my drawing tablet for work like this & having my new apartment with room to work too)

I have added a Mexican calendar to the image, dressed it up a bit too, making it more fun for me.

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I will have to see what I can do to offer this calendar for sale outside my town of San Juan de los Lagos.

Yes, this the church of the “La Senorita de San Juan de los Lagos Saint”.

However, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them 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 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 ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

20170907: NEW DIGS & internet too!

OK, so the new apartment is much better…

instead of 3feet below the street in a courtyard the has a plugging up drain…

I am 3 feet above the street and a huge street drain 100 feet from the building entrance.

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And yes the landlord OK’d me to put a sign up about my being in business up right where the arrow is.

Inside, well I have a total of 4 rooms.

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Yes, I can lock down my studio area… cleaning in progress in this photo.  That is all done.

I am settling in and making myself at home. Those photos are coming soon.

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Yes, the hot water heater is DEAD! but at least I have a private banos/shower after 20 months. (banos is bathroom)

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Around the corner where the truck is to the right, I have a tortilla place. Fresh made corn tortillas piping hot, 14 pesos for a kilo & I can get a half kilo which takes me a couple days to eat.

Alicia is a person who helped me get this place she lived in USA for years & speaks decent English. The owner of the apartment lives in USA and speaks English.

The Manager & his wife who is the sister of the owner are very helpful. Jorge speaks some English so my little Spanish & his little English makes it possible to communicate. Their food is also very good. I can’t eat beef & pork, but they make chicken burgers and quesadillas. I get chicken & mushroom quesadillas with fries quite often. 50 pesos! Open 7pm to midnight.

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Where that red crate is in the street, is a small store, fresh fruit & veges, Mexican sweet breads, and some basic food supplies as well as dry goods. I can walk to all the stores I use to go to before easy enough.

The studio! and yes folks the floor tile really is that ugly…. but I can live with it!

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About 20 feet deep, lots of room to put my computer desk & should I have clients for photographic work, room to set up a shoot area.

I will offer graphic design lesson on a computer outside the studio on a old computer on the other side of the windows.

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While air flow is not great, the heat is deflected somewhat by the fact the apartment is deep inside so much other buildings. I stay some what cooler in here. It some what funny, the locals grab jackets when the temperatures get down to the lower 70s… me, well I am running around in shorts and sweating even when it rains around here.

At 5000ft+ elevation yes, it does get cold in the winter, specially after 100 degree summers, but this tropical weather around here.

With the private patio, I can leave my windows open most the time and get plenty of air. And since I hate having mosquitoes bite me, yes I figured out how to screen a Mexican window.

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I still have the door window to do.

And yes, I am a bachelor to the max… my private hand washing laundry sink!

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The flowers and herbs are outside now, I have wires for hanging clothes inside when it rains as well. The sink in the banos is not working just yet, so I am also washing hands & shaving out here. But it is nice not to stand in line to wash my clothes any more!

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I can make about 6 trips a day with the dolly, I have to stop and drink my water when I get home. But I am just a Mexican moving as far as anyone else is concerned. Yes, the “American” has weird stuff. But otherwise no one cares & even the local police pay no attention to me, other than one motorcycle cop, taking a double take on this load of wood. The shock on his face made it obvious, he realized the weight of my load. But he just turned and went on up the street without any further cares.

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One of my first meals in the new apartment.

Any way, settling in and having fun once more!

More photos to come as I get the place cleaned up & set up.

Adios for now!

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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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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 .

 

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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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