Bridges, trams and an underground station

Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 04:56pm

Now that I have gotten my initial thoughts about OSCON out of the way it is time to talk about Portland itself. I ended up heading out on three occasions, pretty much keeping to the river with its bridges and the downtown area. It was very helpful that one of the tram routes terminated where I was staying (although in the process of being extended) so I used that to get around.

My first outing was on the afternoon that I arrived, capturing the Steel Bridge and other buildings and infrastructure in the evening light:

Strong lines Rounded Steel bridge Double stack MAX

My second outing the following day was when I discovered that my usual lens wouldn’t zoom, so I changed my plan and headed over to the aerial tram:

Aerial tram Overview Complex

My final outing (this time with my 28mm lens) was back to the river to check out some of the other bridges and downtown area, including a detour to get a photo of a tram in the underground station:

Hawthorne Bridge Playing in the fountain Burnside Out of place The Robertson Tunnel

I have already left Portland and have started to explore San Francisco. There is no conference to distract me here, just six days of taking photos…

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