On the west coast of Ireland sit the famous Cliffs of Moher, otherwise known as the Cliffs of Insanity from the movie The Princess Bride. On this day, we were lucky enough to be there for a spectacular sunset, when the place was devoid of the usual throngs of tourists.
After we got married in Thailand, we had our honeymoon in Borneo. Among mountain climbing, temple-gazing, and snorkelling, we saw many amazing kinds of wildlife. Seeing orangutans in the wild was very special, but I also love the proboscis monkeys, with their humanoid noses and sitting postures.
When I took this photo, I knew I’d soon be moving away from my hometown. Looking back on it now, I’m filled with a mix of emotions. Such a famous scene, captured millions of times and reproduced in countless ways, is also so familiar, the place I grew up in, and know so well. I am far away from it now, but it will always be a part of me.
In 2010, we travelled all the way from Sydney, Australia, to Cocoa Beach in Florida to watch one of the last space shuttle launches. We’d been told it was a can’t-miss experience. We always knew there was a chance it would be scrubbed, and of course, it was – delayed for months. But we still visited the Kennedy Space Center and I imagined this astronaut, floating away…
My first meetup after I joined Automattic was in Whistler, BC, Canada. One night, in hopes of seeing the Northern Lights, a group of us trudged down a dark road to Alta Lake, our best chance of glimpsing them. We didn’t see the Aurora Borealis, but the view was pretty fantastic, especially when captured at a slow shutter speed from a pier jutting out into the lake.