Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BNSF... Oy vey.

The track entries on the frontage road, near HWY 30, industrial area, looked especially interesting to me, on this foggy morning.

Hey y'all.  I'm going to need help with this one.  I have no idea how to get down to actually see this bridge.  I did shoot from a few spots today that... sort of worked, but there is so much in the way of chain link fences and no trespassing areas, and... closed roads, that a map was no help today.  Here are some that I got today, anyway.

Through the trees on N. Willamette BLVD

Above the tracks, on a trestle, near N. Ida St.  I was drawn to this spider web.

Through a hole in the same bridge, near that spider web.  I had to shoot with my lens through the hole, because there was a chain link fence above it, so the view wasn't great.

I preferred this shot in black and white.  I was on the campus of the University of Portland, and I had to shove my lens through barbed wire to get this shot.  You're welcome.

Train yard, in fog, on HWY 30, again, from this morning.

Same shot as above, but in colour this time.  I may as well milk the barbed wire shot for all it's worth...

Other treachery... I stood on a bluff, to try and get other shots of the bridge, but that was as far as I could go... because that's... straight down, right there.  That's what that is.

Standing on very coarse, scary rocks... I liked this old docking area.

Tug boats, on the west siiiiide.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Well, hello, little trestle!

Today, I went out to visit a friend, and pick up a few supplements I had ordered through her.  I made a little discovery on the way to her house.  A sweet little trestle!  There are a few little surprises, that I had to look for on my way out, because I hadn't noticed them while driving in.  See if you can spot them.  Ruby was quite delighted!

Trolls!  The fun kind, even!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday in the park with George...

Today was such a gorgeous day.  I had a very productive morning with my camera, after doing some therapy homework.  I was so glad I brought it along, because I decided to capture a little morning glory.  Holy crap, Portland.  Way to be beautiful!

At one point, I thought I was done, but then I drove past Laurelhurst Park on my way home, and spotted some gorgeous stuff going on, so I stopped for a few minutes, and captured a little more magic.  Enjoy!

The leaves are really something right now.  I am so grateful to live in such a gorgeous spot!

I even found a squirrel, who was just curious enough to stop and check me out for a bit.  I guess really, we checked each other out!  I decided to call him George.

These boots were quite a find.  Vintage, and under $20.  Happy Birthday to me!

I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but it has been catching my eye for a few days.

This pond filter reminded me of the Bog Of Eternal Stench!

Well, hello!  Who are you?  Nice enough day for it, I suppose...