We walked up 114 steps to the top of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. I didn’t even notice going up the steps for all the photos I was taking. This lens is made up of more than 200 individual panes of glass. It was amazingly cool to be inside of it.
Category Archives: Oregon
Taken at Peninsula Park Rose Garden in NE Portland. I’ll have to come back to take photos again when the roses are in bloom.
I hardly ever see payphones anymore. I found these at the train station. The Union Station in Portland is very cool. It opened on February 14, 1896 and is one of the oldest, continuously-operated railroad passenger stations in the US.
In addition to taking a photo everyday for this project, I am also processing a photo everyday. I am quite a novice when it comes to Photoshop but I’m picking up a little each day. I used Scott Kelby’s high-contrast black and white technique to convert this photo from the color original. Here is the color version for comparison.
The First Congregational Church is a Portland Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland on the corner of SW Park and Madison, across from the Portland Art Museum. The church is known for its Venetian Gothic architecture and the red-roofed bell tower that can be seen from many parts of the city. Two 100′ towers were removed in a 1940s’ modernization, leaving only this 185′ central tower.
These are two of the dancers of Hula Halau He Makana O Aloha, who performed at Mochitsuki 2008 with Aloha – the 12th Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration. This dance troup was led by instructors Ka’au Ahina and ‘Aukai La’a, who were absolutely amazing.
I love Wednesdays! That is the day when Sutree and I go somewhere for a hike. This week we went through the gorge to see the frozen waterfalls and then to Mt. Hood to walk in the snow. It was a gorgeous day.
I’ve lived in Oregon since 1986 and I am still in shock sometimes at just how beautiful it is here.
Sutree and I attended a drop-in tasting at Cork last night. It featured a flight of five wines made by female winemakers from France, Italy and Oregon, each of whom play a significant role in their region. My favorite ended up being the wine from Oregon.