A coffee outside and post ramble, plus vanishing places. 23 April 2022

Southwest Community Park, 23 April 2022. Olympus 35RD, Kodak TMAX 400, developed with Ilfosil 3, 1:9 solution at 6:20 in a Rondinax 35U tank I'm really happy that PDX Coffee Outside has moved from the "weekday morning at 7 am" template that many of these types of events have, instead landing on Saturdays at 9... Continue Reading →

Finding Kingsley D. Bundy, finally

Secret trails in Reed Canyon just west of SE Cesar Chavez Blvd, 10 Mar 2022. Minolta Freedom Zoom 160/Fuji Superia Xtra 400 One of the things I love to do is explore this place I call home. Over the past twenty-odd years I've spent a lot of my free time on a bike or transit,... Continue Reading →

Whitaker Pond Ramble, 7 March 2022

Whitaker Ponds Natural Area is a place that I've known about for a long time, and would occasionally pass on a bike ride. It's a small natural area consisting of two ponds adjacent to the Columbia Slough, a bit of wild that remained while industry grew around it. Even though I love spots like this,... Continue Reading →

PDX Coffee Outside, 12 Feb 2022

Ah, PDX Coffee Outside, I love you. Yet the last time I had participated in PDX Coffee Outside was the end of November. I had hoped to do one since then, but crappy weather through December and the Omicron surge through January (which cancelled the event) meant it didn't happen. So I was happy when... Continue Reading →

Photography as therapy

One thing that many of us have needed, especially over these past two years, is some form of therapy. It could come in the form of an actual professional therapist, or more likely from activities that make you feel good. While feeling good doesn't negate all the problems in our life or the world at... Continue Reading →

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