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Photo: Contrail Reflected

Photo: Contrail Reflected

An airplane producing a contrail reflected on the shiny side of a compact disc… I’m so creative. :grin:

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/323, F3.1, 7mm, ISO64, 2006-02-01T16:39:38-05, 2006-02-01_16h39m38

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

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Photo: Reflection 5

Photo: Reflection 5

Macro of a small cap reflecting the front of our house. This was a little smaller than the cap that covers the bolts on a toilet, and reflective instead of porcelain. I found it on the street somewhere in 2005 and kept it.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/30, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO72, 2006-01-24T17:47:29-05, 2006-01-24_17h47m29

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

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More of the Reflection series.

Photo: Cotton Clouds

Photo: Cotton Clouds

New edit of Cotton Clouds with less color and more contrast. There is just a hint of blue there. The sky is so interesting.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2000, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-23T14:34:16-05, 2006-01-23_14h34m16

Location: Rivergate Village, 128 S. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, FL  32174-6115

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Photo: Contrail Intersection

Photo: Contrail Intersection

Photo of one jet intersecting the contrail left behind by another. I changed this to black and white and added a lot of contrast to make the image more striking.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/80, F4.4, 14.2mm, ISO64, 2006-01-22T17:41:35-05, 2006-01-22_17h41m35

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

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Lunar Eclipse 2010

This morning at 03:15 Eastern Standard Time we had a complete lunar eclipse, the first one on the winter solstice since 1638. The next one on a winter solstice will be on 2094-12-21, exactly 84 years from now. However, I did not find this eclipse much different from the ones I saw as a young child. The moon looked darker and less red than I remember, but it might be that I used to have better eyesight. We were lucky to have no cloud cover in Ormond Beach, Florida, and despite having only a 28-135mm lens on my Canon Rebel XTi I snapped a few pictures which aren’t very good, but are significant for me. I really need to invest in a tripod since it was hard to hand-hold for these. 3900×2600 became 238×238 pixels after cropping.

Lunar Eclipse 2010 Lunar Eclipse 2010 Lunar Eclipse 2010

The photo below is at f/1.4, ISO 1600, 3.2″ exposure with my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens when the moon was fully eclipsed. Normally, the moon would be so bright it would overpower the stars, but in the photo below you can see all the stars clearly (high-res version).

Lunar Eclipse 2010

I don’t look up at the stars much, but I enjoyed this. Someday when we are mining the moon for Helium-3 to power our intergalactic spaceships, we will look back on the 2010 lunar eclipse as a memory of simpler and more oily times.

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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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: Moonlit Ocean

Photo: Moonlit Ocean

The ocean at night in October 2005. Since I had a crappy camera at the time, this was very under-exposed. I brightened it a lot but there is tons of grains and hot pixels. The photo looks good at low resolution, though.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/1, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO200, 2005-10-16T21:04:51-04, 2005-10-16_21h04m51

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Photo: Falling Water

Photo: Falling Water

The prequel to Raindrops, but not as good. This is from October of 2005 (eight months earlier), same location. I couldn’t get closer to the drops because the camera I was using would not focus closer than four centimeters.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/2000, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2005-10-02T08:59:57-04, 2005-10-02_08h59m57

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

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