Photo: Across the Ice

Photo: Across the Ice

Ice on the roof of my step-mom’s car, Jan. 19, 2006. The temperature on the surface is colder than the air temperature, which is why your car can have ice on the windshield in the morning even if it’s 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

For lighting, I used a flashlight. :grin:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO119, 2006-01-19T04:39:57-05, 2006-01-19_04h39m57

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Sharpened Pencils 4

Photo: Sharpened Pencils 4

A macro of four sharpened pencils against a purple sunset. You’ve got all the essential colors here… red, purple, green, and blue.

Sharpened Pencils 1-3 are really embarrassing, so I won’t be posting them. :confused:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO250, 2006-01-18T18:22:17-05, 2006-01-18_18h22m17

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Sunshine 6: Decay

Photo: Sunshine 6: Decay

Photo of an autumn leaf with the sun as a light source. The coloring on this decaying leaf was unique. I guess it was being eaten by bacteria or something?

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/400, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-18T17:12:35-05, 2006-01-18_17h12m35

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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More of the Sunshine series.

Photo: Sunshine 5: Outline

Photo: Sunshine 5: Outline

Sunshine behind a plant with a pink flower, outlining it in white. This is an old photo that isn’t very popular, but I still think highly of it.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/526, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-18T16:38:52-05, 2006-01-18_16h38m52

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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More of the Sunshine series.

Photo: Pink Flower

Photo: Pink Flower

A pretty pink flower in my yard… who needs roses when you have these?

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/526, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-18T16:31:03-05, 2006-01-18_16h31m03

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Contrail

Photo: Contrail

A contrail in the sky in the early morning, left behind by an airplane.

I added a lot of contrast and depth to this photo. I think it looks much better now.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/84, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-18T07:26:18-05, 2006-01-18_07h26m18

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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Photo: Drops of Steel

Photo: Drops of Steel

Drops falling from a faucet into a steel sink at a restaurant. I made this black and white and added a lot of contrast. The flash fired and the shutter speed was 1/30 of a second, which is very long for capturing falling droplets. I’m surprised this turned out so good.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2006-01-17T02:08:57-05, 2006-01-17_02h08m57

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Giving away pictures

I gave away about 800 four-by-six prints of my recent pictures at Daytona State College today, so if you are visiting because you received one of those, give me a shout in the comments! :smile:

While I haven’t attended the college besides online classes in a year, next year I am taking the pre-requisites for the education program, so I will be at the Daytona Beach campus four days a week. I met a lot of old friends today and am looking forward to working on DSC in Motion, the college newspaper, after being the Features Editor in fall 2009.

I got my driver’s license on Monday after having a learner’s permit for over a year, so now I can travel wherever I want in my father’s van. Previously, he would have to go with me, drive home, and come back to pick me up, which he only wanted to do if I had class, but not for meetings or socializing. The only downside to having a license is the ridiculous insurance costs, which are currently averaging to $87.26 per month for me. I’m going to try to go somewhere everyday, because if I don’t I’ve basically wasted $2.90 because that’s the daily cost of the insurance. I don’t even have collision or comprehensive coverage and I have the highest deductible, so I think $20 per month would be a much more reasonable price. We are using Response insurance, so please let me know if you know a cheaper company (Progressive quoted us at over $150 per month).

To recoup some of the costs of insurance I’ve added Infolinks to my blog, so if you see words double-underlined those are advertisements and I earn money when they are clicked on. Please don’t click on them unless you are genuinely interested in the advertisements, however. In one week, I’ve made $0.39 from these, so I might remove them soon because they are producing very little money.

Photo: Purple Sunset

Photo: Purple Sunset

We really get some amazing sunsets in Florida. As always, editing helped this one along, but it was breathtaking to begin with.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/65, F3.8, 10.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-05T17:46:52-05, 2006-01-05_17h46m52

Location: 1832 Nelson Ave., Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7228

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Photo: Waiting for You

Photo: Waiting for You

A dog waiting at the front door for his master… he would be yelling “let me in” if he could talk. :blindfold:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/24, F4.7, 17.2mm, ISO100, 2006-01-02T17:13:34-05, 2006-01-02_17h13m34

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