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Dark Figures in the Night

Dark Figures in the Night

Dark figures in a dimly lit alley, but who can they be?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Light Trails in Porto

Light Trails in Porto

The lights of passing cars make light trails in the air in Porto, Portugal. November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 8s
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FUCK CANCER

FUCK CANCER

I saw “FUCK CANCER” spray painted all over Porto in 2019. I think we can all agree that cancer can go f*** itself but I wonder what motivated these?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 23mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 4s
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The Hills of The Douro Valley

The Hills of The Douro Valley

Beautiful late afternoon light hits the hills of the Douro Valley in Portugal in November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 84mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Birds Resting Up High

Birds Resting Up High

Birds resting on a construction crane above my head in Porto, Portugal back in November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 105mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 2s
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Grapes for the Port

Grapes for the Port

Grapes collected to be made into port in the Douro Valley, Portugal. November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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A Roast Chestnut Seller in Porto

A Roast Chestnut Seller in Porto

A roast chestnut seller in Porto, Portugal. November 2019. I’ve seen people selling roast chestnuts in Portugal and Spain but never in Ireland. Have you tried them?

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 16000
Shutter speed 1/500s
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By the roast chestnut seller

Waiting for roast chestnuts

Roast chestnuts for sale in Porto, November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 4000
Shutter speed 1/500s
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The vines stretch on

The vines stretch on

Grape vines in November 2019, Douro Valley, Portugal.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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The Vines of the Douro Valley

The Vines of the Douro Valley

The vines in a distant field as seen from Quinta da Roêda. Bit of a drive from Porto, but lovely to visit.

Portugal, November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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The view from Quinta da Foz

The view from Quinta da Foz

One of the benefits of working from home at Automattic is meeting up with your team a few times a year in various parts of the world. Obviously that did not happen last year, won’t happen this year either and we had been playing a meetup for April or May last year but that didn’t work out.
In November 2019 I met my team in Porto, Portugal. During the week we had a day to relax so we did a tour of vineyards. After a lengthy drive we toured a couple, took a boat ride on the local river and had a nice meal in a local restaurant. The Quinta da Foz was the second vineyard we visited and it was wonderful. Old architecture and setting mixed with new technology to make wine.

Here’s the view from the road in front looking out on a tributary of the Douro River. It’s a beautiful part of Portugal.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

The Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, Portugal last November.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 23mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s