Automattic

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

blue lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. The water is lovely warm, even quite hot in places and is full of silica and sulphur. There’s usually a smell of bad eggs in the air from the sulphur but when we visited it was definitely bacon we smelled. Really weird. A great experience except when hailstone started to fall. […]

The Truman House

The Truman House

The Truman Show was filmed in the town of Seaside in Florida way back in 1998. Feeling old now? This is the house where they filmed interior shots of Truman’s home. You’ll recognise scenes from the film if you visit the town, but trees and bushes are a bit more overgrown now. Anyway, Automattic went […]

The Historic COD Ranch

The Historic C.O.D Ranch

The Historic C.O.D Ranch outside Oracle in Arizona where Automattic held a meetup in January 2008. Winter in the desert is mostly pleasant, during the day. At night it was freezing! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Fire Hydrant 2

Fire Hydrant #2

I shot this while showing Lloyd the A-DEP feature of his camera. Just down the road from our main meeting house. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Fire Hydrant 1

Fire Hydrant #1

So I went to Canada and took photos of fire hydrants, or fire plugs as they’re apparently known as in the US. First of three photos taken in Quebec. I love the white fencing behind. Houses near where we stayed in Mont-Sainte-Anne were all pretty and different. Beautiful part of the country. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera […]

Moonlit Arizona

Moonlit Arizona

The moon shines down on the Arizona desert, January 2008. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 140mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Emma

Emma, a small alley somewhere in San Francisco. Shot three years ago while on a photowalk around the city. Only 9 places left for the photowalk tomorrow. I emailed everyone today. Did you get your email?

Burning Embers

The burning embers of a bonfire glow brightly in the chill Arizona night. Taken in January 2008 when Automattic visited Arizona. Here’s another shot of that fire!

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 […]

breckenridge-sunset

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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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 […]