Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
This morning the Portland Photographers' Forum had an outing to Union Station, where the Amtrak trains come and go. The building interior is marble but not as large or grandiose as many of the big city train stations around the country. Notwithstanding its relative lack of picturesqueness, there were plenty of photogenic details.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Yesterday afternoon we walked across the Willamette River on the Steel Bridge. A ship with a bright orange-red hull was moored next to the grain elevators. The late afternoon light, the spot of color, the geometry of the Steel Bridge, and the reflections in the water made for striking compositions. Here are some of the variations.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
James Luna is a Native American and Mexican-American performance and installation artist. He is this month's featured artist at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I was asked to take some photos at his First Thursday opening and his Friday lecture. Here are some of the scenes from those events.
Luna's work deals with—among other things—the appropriation of American Indian symbols and images by contemporary culture. The last two photos represent the construction of a peace pipe.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
December 25, 2015: Of course the tour leader and staff had planned something special for Christmas Day evening, our last day in Tarangire National Park.
Cocktails al fresco before dinner. Tour leaders/drivers M'zee (2nd from right) and Arnold (at left), park ranger Noele (2nd from left) with others of our safari staff.
A supermoon rises over the horizon
Our faithful Land Cruisers in the beautiful evening light
Table runner in our dining tent, showing the hot peppers that enlivened our meals.
This ends my series of photographs from our great East African safari to Tanzania and Rwanda. Now back to Portland and closer-to-home scenes, at least for a while.