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Portland Miscellaneous 2012-2013 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 9 Album Created: 17 Jul 2012 Last Updated: 19 Jun 2013
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Portland, 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 GooseOccupy 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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The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5, Canon PowerShot S100 and Olympus Stylus TG-2 cameras.
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