Japanese Gardens

Another highlight of my Oregon trip was the Japanese Gardens in Portland.  This place is a photographer's paradise.   I've never seen so many tripod-mounted cameras in one place; for a minute I thought I was witnessing the summer solstice at Stonehenge.  The abundance of foliage combined with Portland's typically overcast day makes for many low-lighted scenes, and a … Continue reading Japanese Gardens

Columbia River Gorge

East of Portland, I-84 follows the Columbia River and provides a beautiful view of the famous Multnomah Falls (another Oregon icon).   This photograph was taken relatively close to the falls, and without the "little people" standing on the bridge you wouldn't have much perspective of its size.  The walk up to the bridge is not long … Continue reading Columbia River Gorge