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Walked 4.53 Miles – To the Waterfront

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 in Hipstamatic, Portland, Portland Progress, Walks, Waterfront | 1 comment

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This morning was cold and foggy. I headed to the waterfront to check on the bridge construction and to hopefully get some pictures of the fog around the water and downtown. Quick minimalist shoe update: I’m still in love!  I had almost no pain today. I am noticing that the new muscles being used, because I’m walking a bit differently, get tired pretty easily. It’s the feeling of muscles working and I like how that feels. It’s a very normal feeling and not painful. I’m so glad I finally took the plunge with these new shoes. I’m feeling so optimistic!

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I had so many pictures in my Hipstamaic app that I ended up deleting the app and re-installing it as an easy way to delete all of the pictures. This was the test picture I took to make sure my settings were set up correctly. My pictures today have more of a reddish tint to them and I prefer the more blue/green feel of my pictures. So I need to figure out what’s going on so I can get back to the aesthetic I prefer.
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The new bridge is starting to look like…a bridge! So exciting. As I was taking this picture, an elderly gentlemen stopped and we talked about the construction for awhile. Everyone I talk to is so excited about this new addition to Portland. I can’t wait until it’s complete. The Portland Spirit is in the foreground of this picture.
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The public access dock next to OMSI’s submarine was open. The last time I was here, it was closed. I love being this close to the water.
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I always like walking by OMSI. We are so lucky to have OMSI in downtown Portland. It used to be up by the Zoo which is an area I don’t get too all that often.
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I always look at the falcon display on the waterfront. Falcons are probably my favorite bird. I’m so glad that they are thriving by living under our bridges. When I was in my old office at my school, I had the most perfect view of a huge tree which often had falcons perched at the top. I had binoculars to watch them. It was one of the best perks of my job.
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Vera was fancy today with balloons on her feet. Seconds after taking this picture, a three year old spotted the pink balloons. She quickly had them off Vera’s feet and on her own hands.
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The fog had lifted by the time I got to the Esplanade. What a perfect November morning.
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“The entire world was like a palace with countless rooms whose doors opened into one another” – Orhan Pamuk, 2006 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for Snow (this quote is from Snow)
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1 Comment

  1. The photos that you shoot of this bridge and its surroundings are truly amazing. The way you manage to capture the environment of this place and encompass its beauty within a photograph must be commended. Photography is an art which must be mastered and unless you develop the right skills necessary for the job, the pictures would look amateurish, which is obviously not the case when you consider the professionalism with which your photos are taken.

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