There's a first time for everything. Well, this is our first camping trip, as brief as it was, at Hood River. This is about 60 miles east of Portland. We camped near White Salmon River, where we went white water rafting, also a first! We visited Portland for literally less then 24 hours, as we were pretty rushed, but it was still great to return to my old stomping grounds.
We arrived late, like 11pm late to the camp grounds. This is a 30 second exposure capturing a portion of the campfire and the carlights.
I'm not really sure what this is... maybe it's just the colors I like. It certainly isn't in focus whatsoever!
It's 6:30am, which means I got less than 5 hours of sleep, and I'm feelin crappy...
At least the campsite was fairly scenic.
We left this chair in case Bill Gates decided to stop by.
We also made some eggs in a bag for Bill Gates. In case he stopped by.
Sweet reflections of the towering trees that surrounded our camp site.
Meet Junior, and his buddy. (guess which one's junior). This little guy was responsible for waking us all up at 6AM.
We headed over to some natural bridges nearby. This is a quick stop and look
Some of the local natives were performing some sort of crazy dance. I believe they were trying to lure some mates. We threw rocks at them and ran for our lives.
But not before snapping this.
The natives were persistent. One of them tried to persuade us with a Starbucks. It's amazing how you can find a Starbucks anywhere.
A view of one of the natural bridges. The "tunnel" isn't actually this crowded. There's room to exit to the other side, but I composed this to make it seem like a flood of greenery was exiting the tunnel.
A good example of when on-camera flash works well. The underside of the bridge is illuminated by my on-camera flash set at -1eV. Eat that HDR!
We arrived late into Portland. After getting some dinner at one of my favs (Bluehour), and a few drinks, some of us (not me!) had the late night munchies. This is the bacon & maple-glazed donut at Voodoo Donuts. Apparently this place is pretty popular. The bacon seemed pretty dried out to me, and the donut was really nothing special, but I suppose there aren't too many places that would sell an item like this.
So we're off to the market, and guess who we saw rockin it on the violin? Telephoto isolates the subject well from the background.
Just chillin. Sittin there all "human-like".
Rogue is a popular brewery in P-town. Dead Guy Ale is a solid cold one.
Not sure what this is.
"Come on man, gimme a cig! Pleeeeeeaseeee." "Dude, what's my shirt say?"
So we meet again, oh favorite statue at the market.... You might recognize this from my gallery. My first attempt was freezing rain drops. I tried another take this time, shooting at 1/25sec, hand-held, to slow the drops down. I'm not gonna lie, it was freakin hard. IS helps though.
Does this look like a turd to anyone else? No wonder she's still hangin on to her $
OK, so I eat there once a week, I had to take this. The portland streetcar was plastered with this huge ad for Chipotle. You might recognize this babble on the back of their soft drink cups.
I'm not entirely sure who would buy one of these. You'd have to have a pretty big Pina Colada to fit it into.
Chalky, Textury, Crumbly, Shadowy, Contrasty, Cool....
Just felt like shooting from a different perspective.