Our photowalk in Portland on October 10 was presented with two major obstacles: The Portland Marathon, and rain. Now, you would think in a place that is known for it’s rain, that would not deter anyone. This was before my Exploring with a Camera: Rain post though! Life, traffic and rain got in the way and we had quite a few cancellations.
So it was down to three of us: me, my sister Laurie (in town visiting me for the weekend), and Jenny of Sugarsnap who had helped me plan the walk. We met at a Starbucks in NW Portland and then, juggling umbrellas and cameras, we went to see what we could see. It was a beautiful neighborhood, with fall just starting to show it’s colors. I enjoyed capturing the beauty found in the rain, and chatting with Jenny and Laurie as we walked around. And falling in love with Jenny’s lens – a 50mm compact macro.
Here are a few of my photos from our little walk around the neighborhood. You’ve also seen some of the photos from this outing in the Exploring with a Camera: Rain, Curly Fence and Share Your View: Rain posts. Stop by Jenny’s blog to see her photos too!
|Laurie (left) and Jenny (right)|
|Beautiful trees, just starting to change.|
|Flowers were still blooming! (Happy Purple Tuesday!)|
|A bit of color for the season to come…|
|This poor little tree seemed confused about the season.|
|My only pumpkin shot of 2010!|
|Time to head home…|
It was great to meet Jenny, and to find another person who loves photography as much as I do! It is fantastic to have been able to bring another online friendship into real life. A big thank you goes out to Jenny, for planning the details and braving the rain! I look forward to seeing more of her, when we move back to Oregon next year. And hopefully a few more people, if we plan a photowalk sometime when the weather is nicer. Until then… ciao!
|Jenny (left) and me (right) – Fast Photo Friends!|