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The waves of Santa Cruz

The waves of Santa Cruz

Waves crash on the beach in front of the hotel in Santa Cruz where Automattic recently held a company meetup.

The Camel Riders

The Camel Riders

Here’s Lenny, Kevin and Eoin (l-r) of Polldaddy fame riding on camels in Marrakesh, Morocco a few weeks ago. The ride was through wasteland adjoining a rich neighbourhood of Marrakesh where celebrities have their homes. When you hear that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in town they’re not staying in the Medina, that’s for […]

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Roadster Wheel

Detail from the wheel of a VW Beetle parked in an iron smith’s yard in Oracle, Arizona. This was taken in 2008 when Automattic visited there and I have quite a few other photos from that visit to show you, if I ever get around to working on them that is! This was taken with […]

The old lady and her dog

The lady and her dog

A mural in an alleyway in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/25s

A peaceful tree in Iceland

A Peaceful Tree in Iceland

A tree wrapped in a woven covering with the peace sign on it in Reykjavik. Anyone know the story behind it? Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

A Cabin in the Rockies

A Cabin in the Rockies

A small wooden cabin or hut sits in a car park near the houses Automattic stayed in at Breckenridge in Colorado. The original shot can be seen in my Flickr stream or in the Automattic group there. This version has been extensively dodged and burned to bring out the contrast between light and dark. Late […]

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Pumpkins For Sale

Pumpkins for sale in the local store in Breckenridge, Colorado. I post this today because Dunnes Stores are selling pumpkins and they’re only half the size of the large pumpkins pictured here! Does anyone actually eat pumpkins? They’re a new sight in Irish shops, and are only ever for sale in the large chains around […]

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Breckenridge Sunset

The sun sets early in Breckenridge Colorado, well slightly earlier than in Ireland anyway. Myself and Anthony were working on one part of our secret project, and Mike Adams was working on the other bit, when Michael Koenig jumped up and went outside on to the balcony. I looked up and saw gorgeous red clouds […]

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Biosphere 2 desert and sky

Biosphere 2 in Arizona, from the outside with clouds. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Tall trees in Oracle

These tall evergreens planted in front of a set of small houses in Oracle were almost gone before I saw them. The scene looked bizarre. Tall trees, tiny houses. I wonder who lives in them? Here it is on Google Maps. Try the Street View, you’ll see two cars pulled up in front of the […]

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It even rains in Arizona

If you’re living in Ireland, you’ve no doubt noticed that this summer hasn’t been great. Actually, I haven’t. I work at home and looking out my little window at the rest of the world is some days the closest I get to the outside world (almost!) Well anyway, this is to console you if you’re […]

biosphere 2

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 lies in the dusty hot desert in Arizona. It was originally designed as a self contained “world” where scientists stayed for an extended period of time. After going through the tour, there’s no way I’d volunteer to spend my time inside. It must have been very difficult being cooped up in one building. […]

rushing through countryside

Rushing through countryside

I shot this through the window of our car while driving back to the ranch after Automattic’s trip to Biosphere 2 in Arizona a few months ago. I love how the foreground blurs but the background and the sky remain motionless and static. Love the movement. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm […]

2400

No. 2400

At Biosphere 2 in Arizona the land around the main building was sold to developers to fund the experiment and for maintenance. Unfortunately all the houses there looked very empty, but maybe that was because it was in January and in the off season. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 […]

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Fire!

Fire burns brightly in a bonfire lit at the ranch in Arizona. I ruined my coat by standing downwind of the fire. The smell of smoke was impossible to get out! Still, got a few nice shots! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 75mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/40s