Enjoying a stroll through downtown Portland with the Yashica Electro 35 loaded with Portra 160. These couple of blocks near the Ace Hotel aren't especially remarkable, but I love the mid-century buildings bookending the more classic brick structure.
I have three favorite bridges, out of all of the bridges in Portland, each for different reasons. For modern bridges, I love the Tillikum Crossing. For big, industrial hunks of metal, I love the Steel Bridge.
And for stunning elegance, I love the St. Johns Bridge.
I never get tired of taking a camera out to this beautiful gothic work of art. When the weather clears, I really ought to get the drone out and get some aerial footage.
Tanner Springs Park is one of my favorite spots in the city, and I can never resist pulling out a camera when I’m taking a walk through it. I absolutely adore the angular, zagging walkway and its companion undulating railroad track wall.
It is not unusual to see odd objects or interesting little scenes of cast-off belongings on the streets of Portland. One such thing I stumbled across on a walk one day in the NE part of the city were these glasses, just hanging out among the moss and plant life on a curb at the edge of the street. I left there where they were, for I could not know the reason behind their presence.
The light here in the wintertime is very good. Portland light has a different character than the light I grew up with, being so much farther north. When the air is cold and the sun is low, it bounces off the facades of buildings in the Pearl District and bathes Tanner Springs Park in a glow I find irresistible.