Monday, November 09, 2009

They Made Me An Offer I Couldn't Refuse

It's funny how things go. One minute you're living on board a replica of a 15th century sailing vessel, the next minute you're sitting in an office tower in Silicon Valley. Sometimes these things just happen.

Adobe Systems headquarters, San Jose, CA.

Among the projects which I have worked on professionally, Adobe Lightroom is the one I am most proud of. So, when I got a call saying that they could use a hand for a few months, I jumped at the chance to be a part of the Lightroom team again.

But what about the travel? Well, it's only a six month contract, so I imagine it won't be too long before I'm on the road again. On the other hand, my last six month contract with Adobe lasted 14 months, so you never can tell. As far as the blog goes, it just means another slight shift in the ratio of camera nerdery to travel talk.

And so, nine months later, I find myself back in the Bay area, a place still new enough to me that being here feels almost like travel. Now let's see, where was I?


  1. Welcome back, landlubber. :)

  2. I'm glad to hear your enjoying your old/new stomping grounds:-)

  3. So... Lightroom trumps Chainsaw weilding.. got it. :)
    - Chris

  4. Just heard from Maggie that you're back! That's great! Welcome home! (err...if that is what this little spot on the earth is known to you as :) ~ Clare

  5. Very smart travel move Ben, it snowed on us this morning. Toot Toot ;)

  6. Welcome back! It was awesome to run into you at Zazie last weekend.

  7. Tom Lawrence6/18/2010 7:54 PM

    Hi Ben,
    Nearing completion of Nina and Pinta video. It's no Cecil B Demille production but comes close with the addition of your photographs. They especially came in handy when Dave was explaining to the land lubbers how the masts were taken down in order to go under low bridges and then re-stepped and re-rigged after passing under. The scenic portraits were also most helpful.
    I also included photos from various city newspapers that hosted the two caravels on their many visits to their ports.
    As I don't know were you are located and I don't know how often you check your site I will also send this to your E-Mail address.
    Best regards
    Tom Lawrence
    Videoman Productions