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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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Photo: Autumn Leaves 7

Photo: Autumn Leaves 7

Yellow leaves on a Chinese Talo tree, Dec. 31, 2005. This would be “Winter Leaves 7” if Florida’s winters weren’t like other states’ autumns.

Autumn Leaves 3-6 weren’t very good, so I’m not going to post them. :smile:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/111, F4.0, 11.9mm, ISO64, 2005-12-31T16:16:31-05, 2005-12-31_16h16m31

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

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Photo: Bits of Glass

Photo: Bits of Glass

Broken bits of glass on a sidewalk in Dec. 2005. Unlike computer chips, glass hasn’t changed much. This is a newly edited version converted to black and white with extra contrast.

Happy Black Friday 2010 everyone! I bought a new 23″ LED monitor but that’s it. Don’t spend too much.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/1667, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2005-12-29T13:00:58-05, 2005-12-29_13h00m58

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Photo: What Lies Beneath Us

Photo: What Lies Beneath Us

Photo looking down through a storm drain at Walmart from Dec. 2005. Think about this while you’re eating your turkey. Happy Thanksgiving 2010.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2005-12-29T12:58:22-05, 2005-12-29_12h58m22

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Photo: Friends

Photo: Friends

Back in 2005, I did a whole series of photos of salt and pepper shakers that were basically all the same. This was the first and best of said series. Now I have a question for you: are salt and pepper really friends?

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO135, 2005-12-28T00:49:08-05, 2005-12-28_00h49m08

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Photo: Trails of Light

Photo: Trails of Light

Photo from the passenger’s seat on I-95 from Dec. 27, 2005. The exit is Old Dixie Highway, but the sign is blurred because this was a two second exposure at 70 miles per hour.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/1, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO200, 2005-12-27T20:32:11-05, 2005-12-27_20h32m11

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Photo: Fire

Photo: Fire

Our wood burning stove on Christmas day, 2005.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/7, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO100, 2005-12-25T22:57:25-05, 2005-12-25_22h57m25

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

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Virtual Thripp.com Subdomains

I’ve set up some virtual Thripp.com subdomains for pages on richardxthripp.thripp.com that used to subdirectories. All the old URLs 301 to these new URLs. Check out the first batch of subdomains:

about.thripp.com
contact.thripp.com
domains.thripp.com
index.thripp.com
gallery.thripp.com
portfolio.thripp.com
portraits.thripp.com

All of these are for me only and are completely part of richardxthripp.thripp.com. In 2008, I intended Thripp.com to be a social network built on WordPress MU with subdomains for each user, but that never worked out so I feel comfortable owning the *.thripp.com namespace for my own projects now. I will never be changing the URL of this blog from richardxthripp.thripp.com since it’s been that way for so long, though.

This was actually very hard to implement. I’m using WordPress MU 2.7 and the WP Subdomains plugin, but I had to do hacking on both and I can’t get any subdirectories on these virtual subdomains to work so I have to use query strings. For example, gallery.thripp.com is paginated so page 2 is gallery.thripp.com/?page=2/ because I couldn’t get gallery.thripp.com/2/ to work. However, I’m glad I set this up since I will be using Thripp.com subdomains for many pages and ad campaigns in the months to come.

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