the largest city in Oregon, is only a 60 to 90 minute drive north up the I-5
from where I live in Albany.
Although I've done quite a bit of shopping there over the past 6 years I have lived in Oregon, I've not explored it much photographically.
This first 5 images in this album were taken in July 2012 — around the time I was taking my first step into a brand-new (Micro Four Thirds) world.
I finally made an impromptu visit downtown, after my third trip to Pro Photo Supply
in a period of three weeks.
This was the first outing on which I took my Olympus OM-D E-M5
camera. After browsing the wares at The Real Mother Goose
— Occupy Portland
would NOT approve! — my wife and I explored the city blocks between Yamhill & 9th and Main & 5th.
Big spenders that we are, we treated ourselves to an ice cream cone and coffe at McDonalds.
At that time I dreamed of doing some outings around the city, in order to photographically explore Portland in more depth, but I just never got motivated enough to make it happen.
In June 2013 I made a couple of trips to Portland, and casually took a few shots with my Olympus TG-2
pocket camera — which are the next 4 pictures in this album. Once again, I dream of being more intentional in exploring Portland photographically — will I have the passion to make it a reality in 2013? Or 2014? Only time will tell!
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