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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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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Credit me as Richard X. Thripp and link here.

Photo: Sunshine 7: Through the Leaves

Photo: Sunshine 7: Through the Leaves

Sunshine through the evergreen leaves of a loquat tree. I increased the contrast and used a layer to make the sunlight more glowing on the computer. This is another photo from January 2006.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/91, F2.8, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-22T17:19:28-05, 2006-01-22_17h19m28

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

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More of the Sunshine series.

Photo: Reflection 4

Photo: Reflection 4

The reflection of the sky, clouds, trees, and power lines in a mirror for sale for $15 at a garage sale in Ormond Beach on Jan. 21, 2006. This is a new edit. I’ve posted Reflection 1 but skipped 2 and 3 because they aren’t great.

Fujifilm FinePix A360, 1/833, F4.7, 5.8mm, ISO64, 2006-01-21T13:45:13-05, 2006-01-21_13h45m13

Location: Ormond Beach, FL  32174

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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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