Welcome To My Website!

David Thrift Photography for MUDPIX OUTDOORS – Out doing what I love the most, shooting outdoor photos. Photo taken at West Point Lake on the Alabama side on Monday, December 13th, 2021.

Some photographers sell prints. I sell my whole camera rolls in pdf photo ebooks.

INTRO:

Hi, my name is David Thrift. I reside in Southeast Alabama, and I am a outdoor photographer who loves to photograph West Point Lake, and Lake Harding in Alabama and Georgia. My photography in the upcoming MUDPIX OUTDOORS photo ebooks, self published by me, will be available in FREE basic versions of the photo ebooks, as well as deluxe expanded versions at a low cost. In coming months, you will find links below for the free ebooks, and my store links where the deluxe ebooks can be purchased. You will also find a link to my craft store where you can purchase hand-crafted beanies I’ve made. See my bio information further down the page for more details about my creations, and my outdoor photography.

  • ON GUMROAD – Buy my current photo ebooks. – [link]
  • ON STORENVY – Buy my crochet, hand-knit, and loom-knit beanies. – [link]

MY PRIMARY WEBSITES:

  • DDAVIDD.com – My official website (the one you are on now) which primarily serves as my “link in bio” across social networks. – [link]
  • DUDECAPZ.com – DudeCapz Beanie Store – The official website for my hand-crafted beanies. – [link]
  • LINKSURFUSA.com – A website directory I’m building that is currently nowhere near being put to use. – [link]
  • MRDTHRIFT.com – My other official website. I’m considering to set it’s focus on my art, but haven’t made a final decision yet. Also, it is possible that I may remove that website, or put it on hiatus at some point. Do I really need two official websites? – [link]
  • MUDPIX.com – It’s where MUDPIX OUTDOORS (my photography brand) got started. – [link]

TODAY WITH DAVID

To add a little personal connection to this website, I’ve launched a new mini-journal called Today With David. Visit this link to see how my day is going that you may not find written on my social network pages, and get updates about my creative process and production of my art, photography, and photo ebooks.

MY LATEST ART IN 2022:

Digital abstract art painted in Artrage on Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Completed on Monday, January 10th, 2022 @ 2:59 AM CST. This is my first digital abstract art digitally hand painted by me in 2022. I’m currently working on a derivative art image from the same reference image with larger brush strokes. I am planning a total of 9 (possibly 10) derivatives in this series to come. Each one will be painted with a larger brush stroke size than the last one. I want to see how this changes and creates new artworks from one reference image. Check back soon for the 2nd art image when I finish it. I will begin a new blog series for my art soon. I have to figure out which website I’m going to do that on.

MY LATEST VIDEO ON YOUTUBE:

Below you will find my latest video from my MUDPIX OUTDOORS YouTube Channel.

DESCRIPTION: Watching a train pass by in Salem, Alabama on Saturday, January 1st, 2022 @ 4:27 PM CST. This is the first full train I’ve been able to film in daylight since I first started recording trains in December 2021. I was happy to be near the tracks when I heard the train coming so that I could get somewhere to record the whole train. I found a spot that was perfect to sit on as the train rolled by where I could record this video. I will try to get some more videos like this when I can.

MY TWITTER PAGES:

I have more Twitter handles than I know what to do with sometimes, but each one has a purpose related to the various projects I’m working on. Twitter is my favorite social network to collaborate on, which contributes to why I have so many accounts.

  • @DUDECAPZ – This is the Twitter page for my DUDECAPZ BEANIE STORE. Follow it to keep up with new hand-crafted items I have for sale in the shop. – [link]
  • @KALEIDOLOVE – This is primarily for my kaleidoscope art. – [link]
  • @LINKSURFUSA – This is for a project that is currently in “idea phase”. I’ve got some ideas I’d like to do with this, but haven’t really put anything definite on paper yet. – [link]
  • @MRDTHRIFT – This is my personal Twitter page where I’m bound to post about anything I’m working on with all of my projects. – [link]
  • @MUDPIXO – This is the official Twitter page for my MUDPIX OUTDOORS PHOTOGRAPHY. – [link]

MY BLOG ON TUMBLR:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY & HANDMADE THINGS BY DAVID – This is a “anything goes” blog I set up on Tumblr where I promote my art, photography, and hand-crafted items I’m selling, as well as other content I wouldn’t normally post on my main websites. It’s mainly craft related content currently, and hasn’t been updated since November 2021. I will get back to it as time permits. – [link]

It has been quite awhile since I have updated this website. I’ve been working on other projects, and got lost from here. As of Saturday, September 11th, 2021 @ 2:03 AM CST, I am working on a relaunch of this website to serve as a distribution point for a new collection of photo ebooks I’m planning to self publish. Some of them will be free, and others will be for sale. Everything above this point on this page is a part of the new relaunch. Everything below this point will be removed or moved elsewhere in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned as I work out my plans and organize my content.

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DDAVIDD.com was officially established on the morning of Sunday, August 9th, 2020 @ 7:55 A.M. CST.

This website is ad free for your uninterrupted browsing enjoyment. I hate website ads as much as everyone else. I depend on purchases from my beanie store, and photo ebook shop for my work. Thanks for all your support! It really means a lot to me.

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Untappd – Drink Socially

I’m not a drinker myself, but I just discovered this app and thought I’d share it for anyone who may be interested. Discover and share beer, breweries, and bars with your friends. Free app for iOS and Android. Untapped websiteUntapped on Twitter – 2020-11-17-TUE-02:30-CST

Laptop Media

I’ve discovered a website that looks like it might be a good source for laptop news. It’s called Laptop Media. Check it out for yourself here. 2020-11-06-FRI-04:53-CST

Otter.ai – Automatically Transcribe Your Meetings, Classes, and Recordings

Otter.ai is an app that can record and transcribe important verbal events for you. It’s free plan offers you up to 600 minutes use per month. Get more information here. 2020-11-05-THU-20:21-CST

Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station

Here is an item that is on my wishlist. It is a portable power source that goes beyond basic battery packs for keeping your phone, laptop, tablet and other small electric devices charged when on the go. You can actually use it to power an electric blanket when you go camping. This power source is made by a company called Jackery, and the link I’ve provided will take you to view thier smallest model, but you can easily find thier bigger, more powerful models on Jackery’s website. You can purchase optional solar charging panels for these battery packs which can set you up for long term off grid use. 2020-11-01-SUN-19:41-CST

Affinity Publisher

It’s the latest software to catch my eyes, Affinity Publisher. Just $49.99 and looks like it can produce some awesome brochures, ebooks, and publications such as magazines and newsletters. 2020-10-24-SAT-23:07-CST

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Random Things Digests Archive

An archive of all past Random Things topics like those above can be found here.

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Disclaimer: On my blog, I often choose photo headers for my blog posts that don’t match the topics I’m writing about. These header images usually come from unsplash.com as I love to use the stock photography there for my blog posts, and also to credit/link some talented photographers. This habit is most displayed in my “Just Thinking” blog category.

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UPCOMING RELAUNCH PROGRESS:

To keep you informed on the relaunch progress, the list below will keep you updated, and will keep me on track with my progress in transforming this website for it’s new purpose.

  • 2021-09-15-WED @ 6:48 AM CST – I realized today that I have never gotten around to writing my “ABOUT” page. Well I guess with the new relaunch I’m working on, I can add that to my list of things to do for that. My original plans for this relaunch was to erase everything and start from scratch, but I’m not sure yet now. There may be some blog series I had started that I may leave up. Or since I want the main focus of this website to be on ebooks, I may just turn the blog posts into ebook series. A lot of blog posts have been deleted today.
  • 2022-01-01-SAT @ 8:04 PM CST – It’s the start of 2022, and today I am getting around to doing some more work on my relaunch for this website. Since the last time I was here, I have decided that the home page for this website will serve as my main “link in bio” page for social networking. Tonight I will begin setting up the top of the page with a new photo, and some links. I’m also going to work on trying to remove some more content. 10:17 PM CST – I’ve gotten some work done above tonight. It’s nowhere near as much as I had planned, but it’s a start. In my next update, I will be rounding up a list of all of my Twitter accounts, and other social networking links.
  • 2022-01-15-SAT @ 10:56 PM CST – Still need to write my “ABOUT” page. Links to my primary twitter accounts have been added as I wanted. My next action plan is to make a “SITEMAP” page, remove some pages from the top menu (just the links), and make all page titles uppercase.