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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.

Lovely Pair
Lovely Pair, 2/16/09

Did you know that pears are the state fruit of Oregon? Near Hood River, thousands of acres of pears flourish in the Columbia River Gorge beneath the snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood. Soon, the pear orchards will be in bloom with that gorgeous mountain behind them. I can’t wait!

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.

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?

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.

Old Truck
Old Truck, 1/24/09

Tomorrow is the my last photography class. It’s been good but I’m kind of glad it’s over. Now I am anxious to put my new skills to the test. I’m looking forward to taking the kind of photos I like to take, rather than having to focus on a weekly assignment.

On March 10 there will be an exhibit of photos taken by the students during the course of the class. We have to choose a minimum of three photos to show. They must be enlarged to at least 11×14, matted and framed. I am considering this old truck as one of my three.

The exhibit is open to anyone who wants to attend. If you’re interested in checking out the work of some up and coming local photographers, please feel free to pop in anytime between 7:45pm and 9:30pm at 813 SW Morrison (downstairs) – that’s in Portland.

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.