Portland has a river running through it, called the Willamette, which comes from the south. My work is down south just off the bank, outside a wetland called Oak’s Bottom. I would ride my bike down the Willamette – following the spring water trail – into oaks bottom, and then through it to Trackers Earth. After work I would often be exhausted and ready to take a shower and chill at home, but some days I went for a walk – to sit at the river bank, or explore some of the other footpaths in Oak’s Bottom. This one day I walked the main trail over to the lake. And got a few pictures. A hint of the purple flower explosion that occurred here some weeks before is in the one image, sorry i missed the main event. Never the less, enjoy.
So the afternoons are unbearable hot in the apartment. I tend to drop my things, make a blueberry smoothie (with banana and coconut milk) and head down to director’s park to decompress and get some things done. Generally I don’t get much done. This particular evening I enjoyed he light and actually took a few architectural shots.
I always enjoy the reflected light in the afternoon that so brightly illuminates odd building facades.
Just a few shots from around Portland in early July. Pioneer place and Pioneer square, looking at structure and reflection, trying to find something interesting and playing with the tones of light a bit too. Then dawn, and the clear skies we have been having. The downtown of Portland is so quiet in the wee hours. You can see Mt St Hellens, and the 405 bridge, and even the moon! Continue reading