Europe 2009…in Pummelvision

Photojojo posted a blurb on Pummelvision last month and I’m just getting around to checking it out. All I can say is that it’s awesome:

From content.photojojo.com:

Ever wished you could rewind your entire life and watch it again?

Pummelvision…gives you a breathtakingly beautiful, painfully poignant, and utterly simple video summary of your life. It’s remarkable.

It’s just a few minutes, but we dare you not to be moved as you relive old apartments, boyfriends, girlfriends, just friends, jobs… You might even cry.

Pummelvision is the reason you’ve taken photos all these years. Go, go now.

I pummel’d the photos from my 2009 Europe trip, which you can see below or, preferably, watch in HD:

1665 pictures, 12 countries, 3 continents, and 9 weeks expressed in 3:42 seconds.

Original pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/afdn/sets/72157621841422075/

Epically awesome.

One Year Ago: Photo Time Capsule, Part II

I keep thinking back to where I was this time last summer1. By this point, I had traveled to 5 countries and traveled over 10,000 miles as the crow flies. By this time, I was a well versed international spy traveler and having the time of my life figuring out all sorts of things and interacting with so many interesting people (always remembering the Prime Directive though). In many ways, I am where I thought I would be today; in many ways, I’m not. That’s okay though; planning is guessing.

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18.0 mm || 1/160 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Avanos, Nevsehir, Turkey


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18.0 mm || 1/500 || f/4.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Ayasoluk, Izmir Province, Turkey


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18.0 mm || 1/640 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Ayios Konstandinos, Aegean, Greece


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18.0 mm || 1/8000 || f/4.5 || ISO1600 || NIKON D70
Thira, Aegean, Greece


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18.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/3.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Athens, Attica, Greece

Map of photo locations, showing travel progress from right to left

via the Photojojo Time Capsule

I’m going on an awesome hike2 tomorrow with The Edge and my friend Matt Matteson is in town for the 4th of July, it’s going to be rocking holiday weekend.


  1. Santorini, Greece 

  2. Lake Serene 

One Year Ago: Photo Time Capsule

Twice a month I get an email from Photojojo with the most interesting pictures I took from that time span the previous year last year; it’s the Photojojo’s Photo Time Capsule and it’s a great way to spend some time reflecting. For instance, May 30th of last year I was sailing in Puget Sound:

Sailboats against the Mountain
180.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/5.6 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

A few days later, I was walking around Moscow, Russia:

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70.0 mm || 1/125 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia


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18.0 mm || 1/200 || f/8.0 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia


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29.0 mm || 1/320 || f/6.3 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia

This is going to be a bitter sweet summer because for the next 8 weeks I’m going to be getting emails about how awesome my summer was last year….I better get working on making this summer amazing.