Christmas Lights in the neighborhood, 20 December 2021

Okay, I said yesterday's post would be the last before the holiday. So I lied. This one seems to be a more appropriate one to lead into Christmas. I've got mixed feelings about Christmas. As a young kid, I loved it, as most kids do. Then I got older, got sick of family and "obligation",... Continue Reading →

A visit to Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 23 March 2021

Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Fuji Industrial 100. As I mentioned in the previous post, when it comes to "family adventures", I've been trying to aim for parks in the metro area that either I haven't been to before or haven't been to in a long time. On Tuesday March 23rd Emee had a morning... Continue Reading →

A visit to Lacamas Park, 21 March 2021

Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2. Film: Fuji Industrial 100. I've probably mentioned this before, but I've been doing my damndest to visit parks and natural areas in the area that either I haven't been to before, or haven't been to in a long time. It's too easy to just go to obvious and popular places, even... Continue Reading →

A visit to Marshall Park, 6 March 2021

Marshall Cascades, Tryon Creek at Marshall Park. Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. (SRT-101) Film: AristaEDU 200 (Fomapan 200) It was "kids weekend". Emee and her ex split custody, and Saturday March 6 we had the kids. We try to have a little adventure with them to counter all the computer time they get. For me it's... Continue Reading →

Getting off the beaten track

Apartments at SE 60th Av at Belmont, 8 Feb 2021. Minolta SR-T 101, PG Rokkor-X f/1.4 50mm lens, Kodak ColorPlus 200. Over the past couple decades I've led bicycle rides in and around Portland. These rides tend to focus on what I call Portlandia Obscuria: The weird and unknown little bits and pieces, often hidden... Continue Reading →

Friend of Rosemont Bluff

Konica C35 EF, Kodak Ultramax 400 During the shutdown of this pandemic, where people are encouraged to get exercise and recreation close to home, having places to go is critical. If all you have around you is strip malls and suburban cul-de-sacs, you might chafe at the lack of options, say screw it, and get... Continue Reading →

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