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

20170422: What to do to Increase Creative Abilities…

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The other day I was asked a question, “What can I do to increase my Creative abilities?”

A little while later, someone else asked a similar question, “My creativity is at ZERO. What can I do about it?”

This list is the answer.

In 59 years of life I have never run out of Creative Juice, sure I can be stumped as to what to do. Or the pen sitting not moving in my hands. The keyboard motionless & quiet under my hands….

But I always follow these rules and have found and answer!

Cameras, canvases, paper, inventions, problems in business, every time words, paintings, drawing, photographs & even silly posters are all born from these simple rules!

Enjoy and have fun doing that Creative whatever You Like to Do!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

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….

https://vanderhoofphotography.com/2015/08/13/how-i-created-the-iss-the-international-space-station-is-my-baby/

 

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20170404: Playing like a youngster… Grunge effect.

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OK, so people photography is boring to me & all that.

However, I was asked to do some work for a young man & given the image he sent me and the request of turning it into line art.

I sent him back these 2 images… to consider for his posters for sales in his shop.

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I did not listen to this man’s music, the image was kind of there in & of it’s self. A musician , a photo that I guess a lot of young people know….

So the Grunge effects, the twisting turning it into some art of his flavor…

Waiting to see what the client thinks.

An old dog that knows a few tricks, an artist that never stops learning, that is me, not in any box because I just ever fit in one.

Creative Shooting/Artistic fun  Folks

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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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Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017