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Spinning Around and Around

Spinning Around and Around

All the fun of the fair at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Richard Frances 1686-7

Richard Frances 1686-7

The gravestone of Richard Frances, in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Boston as photographed in 2003 when I visited Cambridge. I remember looking up his name back then but didn’t find anything but years later there are a few traces of him online here and here.

The first resident of Massachusetts by the name of Francis that can be found on the records of that state is Richard, who was born in 1606, in England; and who located at first in Medford, afterwards in Dorchester, and, in 1636, settled in Cambridge, where he was made freeman in 1640. He married Alice Wilcox, 1644. They had five children.

There seem to have been several other parties by the name of Francis in the Massachusetts Colony. Savage in his history states that Francis Francis, of Reading, had a son John, born Feb. 4, 1657. Savage also refers to a John Francis, living at Braintree in 1650, with his wife Rose, who died 1659. He had two daughters: Elizabeth, b. 1657; and Susanna, b. 1659. Reference is also made to a Richard Francis, living at Northampton in 1675, “who came from the East” and was “clerk” of Turner’s Company in King Philip’s war, and “wrote a very good hand.” So far, nothing further has been brought to light concerning these parties, nor has their relationship to Richard of Cambridge been established, yet probably a relationship did exist.

Here lyeth buried the Body of
RICHARD FRANCES
Aged 81 year or There about
died March ye 24 1686-7.
(Richard Francis, Cambridge, freeman 1640, member of the church; his wife’s name was Alse (Alice).

Aperture ƒ/2
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 10.2mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Surfing at Stinson Beach

Surfing at Stinson Beach

A surfboard in the sand near the houses we rented for the 2007 Automattic Grand Meetup.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Hotel in Reflection

Hotel in Reflection

The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Florida was the location of the last Automattic Grand Meetup in 2019. of course there wasn’t a Grand Meetup in 2020, and there won’t be one in 2021 either.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 22mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 2s
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Solitary bird at the beach

Solitary bird at the beach

Stinson Beach, California. July 2007 at the Automattic Grand Meetup that year. A much smaller affair than recent years.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Boston Chess

Boston Chess

Playing chess in Boston, August 2003.

Aperture ƒ/2
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 10.2mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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The Disney Springs Aerophile Balloon

The Disney Springs Balloon

Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida. October 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 45mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 2s
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Dragon’s Flame

Feel the heat of the flame of the dragon on Gringott’s Bank!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s
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Fireworks at Epcot

Epcot Theme Park, Orlando, Florido. October 2018.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 2000
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Down The Hill

Utah, United States. September 2014.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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No Snow Yet

Utah, United States. September 2014

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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The Hills of Park City

Park City, Utah. September 2014.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s