Just arrived back from Portland Oregon. One of the many charms of Portland includes the building ads that adorn many of the old warehouses in the Pearl District. These unique canvases may not last as the area is slowly being gentrified. There is an interesting blog that illustrates more photos and historical info about these ads.
These photos are from a bookmy colleague just published usingBlurb I was very impressed with the look and feel of this product and the publication price is very reasonable. Many of the photos illustrated in the book are also online but the clarity and details of these photos (or any photos) are vividly revealed when they are professionally printed. I've used photo book software before but after seeing these results I will try out blurb.
I took the day off today and woke up early to catch a glimpse of the sunrise with my new wide angle lens. I arrived at Clover Point and quickly realized as my car rocked in the wind that it was going to be a blistery cold walk along the beach. My faithful companion ran along the path barking at the wind, seagulls, and planes. I nudged along clinging to my hot coffee cup in no hurry to compose a shot. My face and gloved fingers were numb within minutes. For the next hour I ventured along the beach watching eagles, gulls, crows surf the wind but I couldn't muster the strength to take out my camera. Well it was beautiful revitalizing way to start the day despite my reluctance to hone my photography skills. The shot above was taken on a day similar to today in January 2008 at Clover Point. I've been home an hour and I'm still hovering over the heating vent!