Sunday drive

Travel and Other Adventures

I’m officially too sick to go running today. But I felt like getting out of the house without expending any energy and being around people. So the Mister & I went for a long drive around Mt Hood. Highway 84 was reopened yesterday and I was curious to drive through the Gorge to see the Eagle Creek Fire damage. I took a bunch of drive-by photos with my phone but they really don’t show much. It’s really pretty devastating. Especially the area around Eagle Creek.

Regardless, the Gorge is still breathtaking. It’s still The Gorge. I am looking forward to documenting how Nature takes its course. I am looking forward to seeing what new plants will grow and how the landscape and view will change. But for now I morn the terrible destruction that has taken place to one of my favorite places.

Here are my photos. The fire got really close to the freeway!

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Holga GTLR Take 2 – Astoria

Photography

In my last photoblog I posted the blurry results from the first roll through my Holga GTLR. I thought for my next few posts I’d share more results from that camera.

Happy to have figured out the error of my ways, I brought it with me on a weekend  trip to Astoria, Oregon.  I had a lot of fun with it, once I realized the camera wasn’t broken!

Astoria

Astoria

Astoria


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Holga GTLR
Film: Top photo: expired slide film (I can’t remember which  brand!) Bottom two photos: Portra 160
cross processed by lab (Blue Moon in Portland, Oregon).

Astoria – part 2: city scenery

Travel and Other Adventures

We had a fantastic time this weekend. We were only there for one day but it was packed. We hit the Sunday Market, got some great deals at a few thrift shops, blew some quarters at an old fashioned arcade, made a film at the Oregon Film Museum, Drank lots of beer, and saw a beautiful sunset. I tried to visit Lightbox but, alas, they were closed. Someday I will get to see the inside of that place!

Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Incidentally, there is an article in Willamette Week about Astoria this week, if you would like to read more. 

 

unknown waterfall

Photography

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I have to admit that I don’t know where this was taken or what it is even a picture of. Well, it appears it is a waterfall but the chicken wire is throwing me off a little.

Ok, while I was typing that last sentence it hit me. I know where this was taken. It was taken at Zig Zag Falls. I think I have pinholed this with every single camera that I own at this point (note to self, this might make an interesting blog post).

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Geeky bits:
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm configuartion)
Film: Illford Delta 100
Exposure time: ?

The Ghost of the Yaquina Bay Light – Oregon Coast

Photography, Travel and Other Adventures

Today’s blog post is a lazy one – here is a spooky post I wrote yesterday for Pinhole Obscura. 🙂

Pinhole Obscura

Last Summer when I was in Newport, OR I visited the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. It’s a beautiful old house. As I wandered through with my pinhole camera I happened to hear the story of the ghost of the lighthouse.

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The story went something like this:

The house had been abandoned for many years and became a place where teenagers would party on the weekends. Which is exactly what happened on a Friday Night in the early 70s. They were on the top floor of the house when they found a porthole, which they took and that led out to the beach (this is where I had a hard time with the guy’s story). When they reached the beach, one of the girls in the party realized she’d forgotten something in the house. So she went back to retrieve it. Then came shrieks from the house! The kids ran up to…

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