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The “Gas” Explosion

Posted by kymm on January 15, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments


On October 19th 2016 there was a “gas” explosion on 23rd st in Portland. At least that is what they want you to believe.

black and white image of building on 23rd

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Benson Bubbler

Posted by kymm on November 2, 2014 in Uncategorized with No Comments


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.

benson bubbler in Portland

 

If you want to know more of the history of these fountains check out these links.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/352768

http://www.uniquely-portland-oregon.com/benson-bubblers.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benson_Bubbler

A Pretty Bug

Posted by kymm on February 2, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Butterfly at the Oregon Zoo

In 2007 I had a membership to the Oregon Zoo.  One of the exhibits is the butterfly house.  I can only very seldom get good shots of a butterfly in the wild.  The butterfly house enabled me to see a lot of beautiful specimens up close and personal.  Go on a cool day in the late summer.  They tend to move slower.

Over the Willamette

Posted by kymm on September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


In Portland, Oregon there are many ways to cross the Willamette River.  One of the cities nicknames is Bridgetown.  There are something like 10 bridges that cross the river in the PDX area.  I think that the prettiest and most architecturally interesting bridge is The St John’s Bridge.  According to Wikipedia It is the only suspension bridge in the Willamette Valley and the furthest north on the Willamette River.  It was opened June 13, 1931.

St John's Bridge in Portland

Nick’s on Hawthorne

Posted by kymm on June 28, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


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”.

Nick's on Hawthorne St

The Steel Bridge

Posted by kymm on June 2, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Steel Bridge in Portland Oregon

 

In January of 2007 I was walking on the Esplanade in Portland Oregon.  I took this photo of the Steel Bridge with a 3 mp cell phone.  I liked the image but it was dull and flat.  If you must know, the Steel Bridge is a through truss, double lift bridge across the Willamette River.  It was built in 1912.  The image below will show you why I needed to “shop” this image.

The Steel Bridge before editing

 

Lincoln City and Henry Rollins

Posted by kymm on March 2, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Recently I went with my friend to Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. She was hoping to find one of the glass floats that they hide.  Every year hand-crafted glass floats are placed along the 7-1/2 miles (12 km) of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to the Cutler City area. We didn’t have any luck with that.  However I was able to take some nice photos.

Henry Rollins Quote

I’m a fan of Henry Rollins.  His writing and spoken word stuff is fun.  I thought this quote worked with the image.

 

Cartoons

Posted by kymm on November 7, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments


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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orenco_Station

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.

Church in Orenco Station

 

Autumn is Here

Posted by kymm on November 6, 2011 in Uncategorized with No Comments


I used to dread autumn when I lived in Buffalo.  When the leaves changed color it meant that winter was coming soon, along with the snow.  Winter in western NY was bleak and it lasted even longer with the ice boom.  For those of you who do not know, in the spring the ice breaks up and starts flowing down the Niagara River.  To prevent the ice from blocking up the intakes for the  Niagara power station, a boom was placed across the mouth of the river. Because the ice remains on Lake Erie, it extends winter in Buffalo.  Oh, how I hated the winter in Buffalo.

Now I’m in Oregon.  I like the fall with all its wonderful colors.  This image was taken in Orenco Station and it is a composite of many images. I couldn’t get the tree in one photograph.  Click on the image to get the full view.

tree in orenco station

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