On a trip to Seattle today, I visited the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. I went there today to just shoot some photo to hone in on my photography for a bit with my digital SLR. I shot a total of 171 photographs, but only 44 made the cut. My reason was to be […]
Bryan J. Dorr
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The above YouTube video is just incredible and jaw-dropping. On August 31, 2013, a landslide in Taiwan launches down a steep mountainside and onto a roadway, and it was caught on a dash camera. The driver of the white car brakes and the debris shoves the car to the left shoulder. As the debris and […]
My mountain biking ride on the Deschutes River Trail yesterday was fun. During the ride, I’m usually looking for things to photograph. Yesterday, my attention turned more on the ominous clouds forming upstream to the south. Luckily, I returned to the trailhead without a drop of rain. Minutes later, the thunder began r
Today, I set out to the Deschutes River Trail east of The Dalles to do a little bit of mountain biking. It’s been three years sine I rode my mountain bike. It’s got around 800 miles compared to the 5,200 miles on my road bike. I start off at the Deschutes River Park at Moody, […]
Today, I ventured up a dirt backroad and into the hills southwest of The Dalles, Oregon, to capture some photographs of the Government Flat Complex Fire. The photos were taken along Chenoweth Creek Rd. near the Ketchum and Vensel roads intersection. The skies were clear, but there was a moderate breeze. I was well out [R
If you read the post released yesterday, “McKenzie Pass Is Not For the Trucks,” it was clear there was a plume of smoke in the background in many of the photographs. The smoke plume is from a wildfire near Hand Lake in the Willamette National Forest near Mt. Washington Wilderness. The Willamette National Forest
McKenzie Pass Highway (Ore. 242) seems like a good scenic alternative to Ore. 126 between Sisters and Belknap Springs. If you do choose to take this route, just make sure what you are driving and hauling combined doesn’t exceed the maximum length of 35 feet. One semi truck hauling a 53-foot trailer found himself in [&
I cannot remember when was the last time I visited Fort Stevens, but it must have been a long time. This 116-year old former military post sits along the Oregon coast near the mouth of the Columbia River. I went out there today to explore around and shoot some photos. The areas I visited were […]
On the return ride from the Portland Bridge Pedal on Sunday, I stopped at the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center in southeast Portland for a visit for the first time. The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (OHRF) opened the $5 million center on September 22, 2012. It’s location, 2250 SE Water Ave., Portland, Oregon, puts it
On a cool and cloudy Sunday morning, I join about 18,000 other bicyclists and walkers for the Providence Bridge Pedal in Portland, Oregon. The event offers various routes based on the number of Portland’s Bridges crossing the Willamette River. Despite having a good time, I am giving this year’s ride a mixed revi
If you didn’t know it, it’s National Hamburger Day! Of course, what better way to to celebrate National Burger Day other than by enjoying a good burger. On BJDorr.com, I have an entire page dedicated to burgers to drool over!
At 10:07 a.m. PST, The Associated Press (AP) Tweets “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” AP’s Account was immediately suspended after the Tweet. The DOW Jones reportedly dropped 150 points for a brief time when the hacked Tweet was posted and then recovering shortly
Two weeks ago I visited Rowena Crest and spotted a few balsamroots, a yellow sunflower-like flower, in bloom. Two weeks later, the balsamroots and the purple lupines bloom vibrantly on the plateau under the rich blue skies. Rowena Crest Viewpoint, which also serves as the trailhead for Rowena Crest and Tom McCall Preserve,
Today’s Bike Milwaukie adventure takes us out to the Three Creeks Natural Area. On this 14.5-mile ride through Milwaukie and unincorporated areas in Clackamas County, we look at the site of oak trees estimated up to 500 years old and confluences of three creeks. The three creeks are Mt. Scott Creek, Phillips Creek, an
I just got the saddening news that a couple of explosions have been reported near the Boston Marathon finish line and there are reported injuries at this time. I won’t speculate or react to what the cause of the explosion is. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who were injured in the [...]
Dry Canyon Creek Bridge, built in 1921, is a 75-foot long concrete arch bridge spanning over Dry Canyon Creek canyon east of Mosier, Oregon. The bridge is part of the historic U.S. 30 and the original Columbia River Highway between Mosier and Chenoweth, Oregon, near Rowena Crest. This is one of the many bridges designed [..
Since today Wolf Haven International tour started their spring/summer hours (open Wednesday through Monday), I drove up to Tenino, Washington, for the tour. In fall and winter, the tours are only on Saturday and Sundays. Today also turned out to be a very nice day weather-wise. My admission was free since I won a drawing [.
On a sunny spring Sunday morning, the first 2013 Bike Milwaukie toured rode off from downtown Milwaukie. Ride leadger Greg Bowman led a group of twenty or so riders north on SE Main St. to the Springwater Trail and into the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood before cutting through a narrow corridor between SE Wake St. and
We’re too low on landing at Portland International Airport (PDX) runway 21. Or it just appears that way. If my bicycle could fly like Miss Gultch in Wizard of Oz, this is how it looks. I’m not really airborne. The bike path sits on top of a levy between Marine Drive and the Columbia River in [...]
The City of Ham? No, there is no “City of Ham.” This is a structure at Main City Park in Gresham, Oregon, which bears the words “Main City Park” and “City of Ham.” The sign should really read “City of Gresham.”
Mt. Hood with clouds moving in, as seen from Wishram, Washington, on February 26, 2013.
The setting sun and Mt. hood under cloudy sky makes for a good sunset photo. This was taken from I-84 east of John Day Dam.
The abandoned Dinty’s gas station sits along the old U.S. 30 near the Spanish Hollow bridge in Biggs Junction, Oregon. Taking a look around the site, it is clear this station has been out for a while. A vintage neon sign hangs with “Dinty’s” pointing to the station and the old attendant booth. Th
The effects from freezing fog on a barbed-wire fence along Washington State Route 142 near Goldendale, Washington.
A pumpkin lays on a frozen lake along State Route 14 west of Stevenson, Washington. In another shot, two smaller pumpkins are also on the ice. The two little pumpkins look like orange hockey pucks, but I say the ice is likely a bit thin for some pick-up pond hockey.
For the first time in 87 years, Portland’s first “unmovable bridge” over the Willamette River moved. The Sellwood Bridge in southeast Portland moved from its original piers to the temporary A-frame piers to become a detour bridge for the new bridge construction. The construction should be completed by 2016
It is a cold, clear night and the moon beams down from the sky. The Sellwood Bridge is closed and construction lights illuminate the 87-year old rustic green span. I take full advantage of the conditions and head down to Sellwood Park and shoot some night photographs of this old relic last days on its [...]
The Sellwood Bridge, Portland’s first “unmovable” bridge, will be moving for the first time since its opening December 15, 1925. That is not counting the west approach that has been moving because it is placed on an active slide. Its last day to carry vehicles and passengers is January 16, 2013. I take a w
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance of Oregon (BTA) and Bike Milwaukie could have not asked for a better day to have the New Year Day Ride. On a sunny but cold New Year’s Day, about one hundred bicyclist from the Portland area met under the Morrison Bridge for a ride to the new Bike Gallery in [...]
The year 2012 is coming to a close. I look back on the top ten events that took place in 2012 featured on BJDorr.com. Other significant personal events have taken place in 2012, but they will not be on the list if they are not included in BJDorr.com post throughout the year. 10. New Bike [...]