Pretty Trash – I’m fairly certain I took this on Morrison St in downtown Portland – December 2017
I found myself out and about in downtown Portland early today. I was multitasking – playing Ingress and taking photographs. Yes, I have had a drink from them despite the pigeons also being users of these unique fountains. The water is just fine. They get cleaned twice a month.
If you want to know more of the history of these fountains check out these links.
Nick’s is on Hawthorne Street in Portland, Oregon. I love a good sign. Portland is filled with wonderful signage, and this one is a favorite. I just love the font on “Coney Island”.
I was reading a post on Linkedin about HDR. Someone posted, “I don’t like HDR because it looks like a cartoon.” I almost replied, “I like HDR because it looks like a cartoon.” First of all, the person who posted that has no clue how many HDR images he has seen. In most applications it looks quite natural and is used in difficult lighting situations. Secondly I like the images he refers to that look like cartoons. Why does everything have to be realistic?
I went to Orenco Station recently. Orenco is actually Oregon Nursery Company. It is a company town that was eventually absorbed by Hillboro, OR.
This image of the old church is actually not HDR. I composited several images to get the entire tower, and I used warp and perspective transformation to straighten it. Then I just went crazy with the color. I like the effect my tweaking had on the clouds.
I’ve always loved HDR photography. The intense contrast and bright colors appeal to me. Lately I have been uploading my photos to Flickr. I came across two photos I took on the coast of California. It was the same image with two different exposures. Normally you want more exposures, but I decided to give it a go anyway. Click on the image.