I finally decided to check out Lightroom to retouch and organize my photos. Up until now, I was using Photoshop and a somewhat messy system of folders to organize my photos by date. That system resulted in a pretty big backlog of shots that I haven’t retouched or even looked at since shooting them. Thanks to Lightroom, I’ve started to go through them.
Every year as a kid, my Dad and I went to the Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA. As luck would have it, the 2016 show happened to fall on the same weekend I visited for my Dad’s birthday this year. With cameras in hand, we made the trip once again.
Shooting miniatures is hard, especially when they’re moving. But a few shots made the cut.
I took a trip to the East Coast this past weekend for my Dad‘s 70th birthday. It was a short trip – a Thursday to a Monday. But we managed to cover a lot of ground. We met up with old friends, reconnected with family, and we grabbed our cameras and revisited some old haunts.
I took a lot of photos, which is something I don’t do often enough. I revisited familiar places. Last time I was there was over the summer, but winter without snow presented a new landscape this time around. Here’s the first batch, these from Westfield, MA.
I just spent 7 days in Park City with 400 incredible people. My coworker Steve shared some thoughts and photos.
Once a year, every employee of Automattic (the folks behind WordPress.com) get together in one place for a week. This time, we returned to Park City in Utah, which is home to the Sundance Film Festival. By this point, the company has grown to 400 people, based in locations all over the world; a number that is more than double that of the total when I first joined.
During the Grand Meetup, we spend the week collaborating on projects, eating together, drinking (a lot), teaching and learning new skills, making music, dancing, and generally getting to know more about the people that we spend a good chunk of our lives speaking to online.
It is a surreal, exhausting experience to be around that many colleagues for an entire 7 days, especially when everybody seems like a celebrity (to steal a friend’s phrase), and you know them better by their profile picture…
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Alanna and I have been on the East Coast visiting friends and family. Last week, with cameras in hand, my dad, Sammy, and I visited some of my old stomping grounds. Sure enough, just like last year, it wasn’t long until we found ourselves on some railroad tracks.
Additional photos taken with my S4 on ryancowl.es.
Woo is also a team after Automattic’s own distributed heart: WooCommerce is created and supported by 55 people in 16 countries. Added to Automattic’s 325 people in 37 countries, that’s a combined 370-person company across 42 countries — the sun never sets.* I can’t wait to meet all my new colleagues.