Updates Archive 003 June 2022

This archive provides all updates made here at DDAVIDD.com during the month of May 2022.

You can always find the most current updates on my Updates page. It’s always best to check there first since I may not have moved some items to this archive list yet.


2022-06-29-WED @ 9:18 PM CST – My Portraits Of Duval Street Book 001 photo ebook has been posted. See the photos I captured from Duval Street livecam in Key West, Florida on Friday, June 17th, 2022.

2022-06-12-SUN @ 5:22 AM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 004 A DAY AT WEST POINT LAKE 2020-07-28-WED video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 29, 2021 – – – Play time: 1:20:49 – – – Description: This video includes scenic footage shot at West Overlook Viewpoint, and Long Cane Park at West Point Lake on both the Alabama and Georgia sides. All footage was shot on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021. The video starts out with me walking around West Overlook showing the scenery and sunrise in the early morning. It was extremely foggy which made the scenery look beautiful on this summer morning. While I was shooting video at this location, I also had my Vivitar DVR 786HD Action Cam set up on my tripod recording a stationary video of the sunrise (note that video will not be uploaded because it came out too grainy after I had set it to zoom in a bit on the sun – lesson learned don’t zoom out with that camera), and you will see that in this video. Anyway, after watching the sunrise, I drove to Long Cane Park and shot some stationary video clips around different areas of the park looking out across the water. All of the videos I shot on this day have been compiled into this one video. Other than that, there is no other editing to these video clips. What you see and hear, is what I saw and heard.

2022-06-11-SAT @ 9:40 PM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 003 SUNRISE AT WEST POINT LAKE WEST OVERLOOK PARK video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 28, 2021 – – – Play time: 48:32 – – – Description: This video was shot during early morning sunrise on West Point Lake, on the Alabama side of the lake in Chambers County, at West Overlook Park. I started shooting video at 6:54 AM CST (7:54 AM EST). This video is presented as real time video, unedited, and straight from my Vivitar DVR 786HD Action Cam. in 1080p, 30fps. This video almost didn’t happen. I was going to go to a different location on Lake Harding, but I knew that West Overlook Park would give me a better view. What I didn’t expect though was the sun coming up right in the center view of the best part of the park’s viewing area. When I saw this beautiful sunrise, I knew I made the right choice to go to this location. I’m extremely happy that I was able to capture this video. I was the only one there at the park on this morning to witness this scene in person. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed being able to record it.

2022-06-11-SAT @ 1:00 AM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 002 TRAFFIC AND CLOUDS IN SALEM, AL 2021-07-25-SUN video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 26, 2021 – – – Play time: 14:03 – – – Description: This video is traffic and cloud footage shot on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 in real time. It was the 2nd video I shot that day at the same location in VIDEO 001. It’s intended for casual viewing by those who enjoy real time video of stationary scenery. I love watching the clouds, and I love watching traffic, and I wanted to capture the clouds and traffic in movement. So I put my action cam on a tripod and set it near Highway 280 in Salem, AL and let it record until the battery lost charge.

2022-06-10-FRI @ 7:12 PM CST – My MUDPIX OUTDOORS VIDEO 001 TRAFFIC AND CLOUDS IN SALEM, AL 2021-07-25-SUN video from my YouTube Channel is now up on my blog. Uploaded on: Jul 26, 2021 – – – Play time: 32:04 – – – Description: This video starts a reboot of my YouTube channel. I started this channel in 2019, but only uploaded one video. I am rebooting this channel today on Monday, July 26th, 2021. This video is traffic and cloud footage shot on Sunday, July 25th, 2021 in real time. It’s intended for casual viewing by those who enjoy real time video of stationary scenery. I love watching the clouds, and I love watching traffic, and I wanted to capture the clouds and traffic in movement. So I put my action cam on a tripod and set it near Highway 280 in Salem, AL and let it record until I accidentally turned it off. There is a 2nd video shot on the same day at the same location. I will upload it next. I plan to number all of my videos for this channel in sequence, and they all will follow this style of filming which is basically aim the camera and tap record until the camera battery dies, or I stop the recording myself.

2022-06-10-FRI @ 5:58 AM CSTMUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 003 has been posted to the blog and is available for viewing and downloading. This newsletter comes to you in pdf format with 178 pages and file size of 1.21 MB. I am a little late this month with getting this issue available due to needing some extra time to transform my content to a new format from Taskade over to Open Office (a free open source word editor). I put a lot of work into this issue for this month to give it a new look and style including a new front page cover design, and a table of contents to help you easily navigate through the pages for the content you want to read. There is also some better organization throughout the chapters. Yes you read right, I said chapters. You will now find headings in some chapters to help outline the listings and information. Also the pdf file has clickable navigation on a desktop pc pdf reader that allows you to easily click through the chapters. Depending on your mobile device and the pdf reader you may use, you will be able to tap on links in the table of contents of the pdf to go to these chapters. This newsletter has turned into more of an ebook than anything else since it’s first issue, and it’s going to continue growing each month as I add updates to existing content, and add new content as well. Hence the changes in organization. This has been in the planning for this publication all along, but I honestly didn’t expect it to grow to this size so fast. I’ve still got much more work to do in order to get this newsletter to be how I want it in regards to using it as a tool to build awareness of my content, but I am proud of this issue, and it’s got a lot of information in it. So I hope you enjoy my MUDWALKER NEWSLETTER this month in June 2022.

2022-06-10-FRI @ 5:17 AM CSTMUDWALKER NEWSLETTER 003 is now available for viewing and downloading.

2022-06-03-FRI @ 12:18 PM CST – My YouTube Shorts 004 For Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 have been posted to my blog. On this day I showed off a beautiful calm scenery at Long Cane Park on West Point Lake. You can see those highlights at the link given or go over to my MUDPIX OUTDOORS YouTube Channel to catch them, and all of my other latest videos.

2022-06-02-THU @ 3:23 AM CST – My Twitter Collection 003 For Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 is up on the blog. I have created a featured image for this blog series that will run with each post to save myself some time in the future with publishing, and to differentiate them from other posts. I will be working on doing this with some other existing blog series and future ones to come as well. Some already have an “official” featured image if you haven’t noticed already.

2022-06-01-WED @ 6:14 AM CST – My Twitter Collection 002 For Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 is up on the blog.

2022-05-01-WED @ 4:57 AM CST – My YouTube Shorts 003 For Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 have been posted to my blog. Some of the highlights of this day was showing off a big blob of lava in my big lava lamp, and capturing some lightning bugs blinking in my front yard.

Above photo credit: Taken by David Thrift on Monday, May 30th, 2022 @ 4:42 AM CST in Salem, Alabama. The photo shows three planets: Venus (lower left), Jupiter and Mars (upper right with Jupiter being the brighter planet).

This page was created on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 @ 5:02 AM CST.

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A large part of what makes DDAVIDD.com a great resource for information, are the lists I write and maintain. Check out the lists below that may interest you.

Podcast Spotlights (in planning coming soon):

Podcast Spotlights are a new thing I started doing in September 2020. I have to admit that I don’t listen to many podcasts myself personally. If I do listen to one, it’s usually the Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT (A State Of Trance) podcast. My Podcast Spotlights are a way for me to connect with more favorite Podcasts, while also highlighting some that you may enjoy. See the list below of the current Podcast Spotlights. UPDATE: Apparently I deleted the posts for this segment of my website. Perhaps I had a change of focus. Maybe I’ll bring the spotlights back at some point.

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My DudeCapz Beanie Store where you can buy handmade (knit & crochet) beanies made by me, is moving from Storenvy to Etsy. Check out my shop. I have started adding listings there. Also follow me at my @DudeCapz handle on Twitter to stay updated on new updates and products in my store. Also don't forget you can purchase my photo ebooks here on Gumroad, and find many of my free ebooks here on site. Thanks for your support!


2023-06-08-THU @ 10:47 AM CST - A new Sky Portraits photo gallery has been started on the blog. The posts in this blog gallery will include photos of clouds I've taken. These will primarily be of the sky view above my home. Each time I make a new gallery post, these will include 10 photos.

2023-02-25-SAT @ 9:29 PM CST - A new Day Trips 2023 photo gallery is in progress of being posted. This gallery includes photos that will be in my upcoming Day Trip 001 photo ebook, which features photos taken at West Point Lake on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023. These are preview photos, so don't expect high quality. The photos in the upcoming ebook will be of much higher quality.


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My new publication called Hobbies & Collections will give you an up to date look at what is keeping me busy the most. Click here to read it on Issuu. This is supposed to be frequently updated, but I haven't had time to do that in awhile. I will get back to working on this journal as soon as possible. I will also move it off of the Issuu platform and make it available for download only here on my website. Stay tuned.

SPOTIFY LIFE - My Spotify listening journal is being put together so that I can publish it here on site. Look for it soon. - UPDATE - I've misplaced my list. This is on hiatus until I can find it and edit for publishing.

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My name is David Thrift, and I reside in Southeast Alabama. My primary interests are digital art, content creation, crafting, curating content, music, outdoor photography, and reading. My primary focus in outdoor photography is photographing the scenery around West Point Lake in Alabama and Georgia. I am also skilled at knitting and crocheting, I love self-publishing photo ebooks, I have a wide range of music genre interests, and I enjoy listening to audiobooks, and reading on my Amazon Kindle. I am a gadget geek who loves keeping up with new technology and developments in communication, primarily cellular and Android smartphones.

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