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Category Archives: Oregon

Latourell Falls
The Path to Latourell Falls, 4/4/09

I am blessed to live less than 30 minutes from the Columbia River Gorge. This morning I took a ride out to the gorge hoping to get some shots of the fog before it burned off. Unfortunately, the fog lifted quickly, but I still had a wonderful time hiking and photographing some of the waterfalls. I spent quite a bit of my time at Latourell Falls, the first one I came upon.

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Scenic Oregon Coastline
Scenic Oregon Coastline, 11/7/07

The weather here has been just crappy lately so my camera hasn’t been seeing much action. For this post I went looking through some older  photos in search of something to remind me that it isn’t always like this. I took this on the central Oregon coast. Now this is why I live here!

Just a Cool Tree
Just a Cool Tree, 3/27/09

I love this tree. It lives in Crystal Springs Rhododendrum Park in Portland. I always have to take a few photos of it when I visit that park. Here’s a completely different view of it that I took almost a year ago.

Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie, 3/13/09

I’ve made a dangerous new discovery. I won a raffle last week and the prize was a freshly made pie from Random Order, a coffeehouse within walking distance of my house. They bake 22 different kinds of pie. I chose this chocolate cream pie that is made with 3 different kinds of chocolate and fresh whipped cream. Wow! It’s incredible! It tastes amazing – rich, light and creamy with a yummy, flaky crust. Oh man, I’m in trouble.

Crocus Bouquet
Awakening, 3/13/09

The first signs of spring are beginning to show in Portland. It’s been one wacky winter here. I lost count of how many times we saw snow on the valley floor this year. The thermometer is creeping up, ever so slowly, but every little bit is something to celebrate. Hurray!

Pambiche
Pambiche, 3/8/09

We seem to have a lot of colorful buildings here in Portland, maybe to take attention away from the rainy winter days. This one, on Glisan and 28th, houses Pambiche, a great Cuban restaurant.

Tom Cramer Mural
Art Wall, 3/6/09

This mural is by the artist Tom Cramer. It’s on the side of Ciao Vito, a restaurant on NE Alberta in Portland. I’m still working on my color assignment – can you tell?

Heart
???, 3/3/09

Here’s a quirky photo I took the other night on our class outing. I like this, though I’m not sure why, but I haven’t been able to think of a title for it. Any suggestions?

Keep Your Eyes on the Door
Keep Your Eyes on the Door, 3/3/09

Our final class assignment is “color”. I think this might work for blue.

Portland Cityscape
Portland Cityscape, 2/7/09

This is another photo from my class field trip. I’ve tried to get a good shot of this scene numerous times over the years, but it never came out the way I saw it. This time I feel like I nailed it. I don’t mean that it’s a perfect shot, but that I was able to make the camera see what I saw. That was pretty satisfying! I’m quite happy with this photo. Oh, this is the Portland skyline from the east bank of the Willamette River.