The Portland Instagram Group held a fun instameet at the Lan Su Chinese Garden , a great little oasis of calm in the hustle-bustle of Old Town Portland. It had been foggy and drizzly all morning, but when we gathered the sun came out and it was lovely. Here are some unedited snapshots from my iPhone 7 Plus and my Canon 6D with an 85 1.2 lens.
Flower Walk, 22 April 2016: Farewell to Portland's Richmond District
Just after sunset on 22 April 2016, I walked around a couple of the blocks in my Portland neighborhood taking a few photos of the many dazzling flowers along the sidewalk. I am preparing to move to a new area here, so it was a little bittersweet. So here is something of a goodbye to my 10 years (next month) in Portland's Richmond district.
Swan Island Dahlia Instameet, August 2016
Pumpkin Patch Instameet, October 2016
Just before Halloween 2016, the Portland Instagram group had a fun little instameet at Fir Point Farms in Aurora, Oregon. Pumpkins were everywhere of course, but so were goats and bunnies and horses and donkeys... plus games like Cornhole and badminton. We feasted on ice cream, donuts, freshly pressed cider. Probably the most fun though was the corn maze -- so beautiful...
Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close
Tucked the middle of one of the wealthiest sections of Portland, Oregon, with some spectacular views of the Willamette River, sits a lovely Episcopal retreat known as the Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close...