Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Tabor Bike Race

Tabor Bike Race
SE Portland, Mount Tabor
June 22, 2005, 8:52 PM
f3.2, 1/30 sec, 59mm equiv focal length

The park is closed to cars on Wednesdays. I went up hoping for some good sunset pics, and found this group doing a 15-lap circuit. There were somewhere around 20-25 riders. Overheard: they do this weekly. Turned out the bikers were a more interesting subject than the sky that night. I was using low shutter speed, and challenged myself to match hand-held camera pan speed with the passing bikers, to get a sharp moving subject and blurring the background. It took some practice, and only a few really worked.



Downtown Portland, OR, from Pioneer Square MAX platform, facing South
April 9, 2005

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Place To Start

Place to Start 1
SE Portland, OR -- From the night of the electric storm
June 19, 2005, 8:42 PM, facing south-southeast
The color cast is natural - everything was turning orange that night.

Place to Start 2
8:44 PM, facing west