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!
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!
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).
Lightbox is always closed when I visit
At the Oregon Film Museum
Garden of surging Waves
One of many cheap thrift store finds
We blew a few quarters here
Beer at Buoy Brewery
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.
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).
Camera: Zero 45 (25mm configuartion)
Film: Illford Delta 100
Exposure time: ?