On September 17th and 25th various PPS members went out and shot “Gritty City” photos for our monthly photo theme. Here are some of the results!
On Sunday morning we met near the base of the Fremont bridge and got some photos in the morning light. We then headed to the nearby St. Honore cafe and got some brunch and coffee. Here are a few of the images from some of the photographers:
We met at the Ross Island Bridge to look down at the sparkling tents of Cavalia Odysseo gleaming in the twilight. There were also clouds, the Tilikum Bridge, buildings of the south waterfront area, and of course the river to photograph.
Eight of us drug ourselves out of bed at an unholy hour to bask in the sunshine of dawn at the Norwood Lavender Farm.
Unfortunately, the sun didn’t hit the small lavender farm until an hour or more after we arrived, but a few good photos came out of it nonetheless.
First we visited Alphonse Goettler at his Photo to Canvas workshop and then we walked half a block to the Canoe and Kayak Museum which Harvey Golden graciously agreed to open for us. Harvey is world famous in his field so if you have questions about ocean going vessels like these he is the man to ask. Harvey has hand built and also paddled many of these replicas worldwide.
On May 21st, we visited Lewis & Clark College on Portland’s west side. We had decent weather, with soft overcast lighting, which made for low-contrast and soft shadows.
On Saturday a group of PPS photographers went out and walked around the North Portland area in the late afternoon, looking for urban landscapes. We later got together for a beer at Widmer Brothers. Below are a few photos from some of the attendees.