Last week I photographed Hole-In-The-Wall Falls, a man-made waterfall located near Starvation Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. After returning from last week’s trip, I learned there was more about this unique waterfall and its ...
Bryan J. Dorr
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Every Thursday, I will post a photo from my collection for my Throwback Thursday. The images I select are from my archives of few ten thousand images. The photos are from 2000 through 2016. Occasionally, ... [READ MORE...]
Hole-In-The Wall Falls looks like any other small waterfall cascading on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. That’s what I thought when I first saw it until I saw a plaque on the ... [READ MORE...]
“Easter Dawn” taken near Wasco, Oregon.
The Fifth Avenue Building (1400 SW 5th Ave.) east façade terracotta panels began buckling around the fourth floor on Tuesday.
The Fifth Avenue Building (1400 SW 5th Ave.) east façade terracotta panels began buckling around the fourth floor on Tuesday. The initial reports stated that the ten-story building in downtown Portland was in danger of ... [READ MO
The Fifth Avenue Building (1400 SW 5th Ave.) east façade terracotta panels began buckling around the fourth floor on Tuesday. The initial reports stated that the ten-story building in downtown Portland was in danger of ... [READ MOR
I have visited the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in the past. It still remains one of my favorite places to photograph the beautiful antique locomotives and rail cars. In today’s visit, I used my 35mm ... [READ MORE...]
Today’s photo trip headed out to the Klickitat River area in south central Washington. Cloudy conditions meant diffused light. The rain, however not as heavy as it is on the west side of the Cascades, ... [READ MORE...]
Let it rain. Let it pour. I’m still heading out to the Gorge. Despite the fog and rain, I headed out to the Columbia River Gorge for some photo time. Today, I focused on ... [READ MORE...]
There are some places in Portland I have not explored in a long time. One of the places is the Japanese Garden. Tucked away in Washington Park on the West Hills in Portland, the 5.5-acre ... [READ MORE...]
I have a thing for quaint historical little buildings. Veritable Quandary is one such building. The early 1900’s-built brick-and-mortar shoebox-like building snugs up on the Jefferson Station Building on the west end of the Hawthorne ... [READ MORE...]
I don’t believe this is how this dock is suppose to work. The reality is for this dock at Rooster Rock State Park is that the gangway is anchored to the land. The Columbia River…
White River Falls and the old powerhouse is not anything new for me. I have been here many times before, photographing the waterfall and the old powerhouse and dam. Today, I wanted to try out some different photography composition.
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I have visited the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in the past. It still remains one of my favorite places to photograph the beautiful antique locomotives and rail cars.
In a rare spring-like break in the weather, I set out to Portland for some photos.
A fantastic cheeseburger with tots lunch at the Country Cafe in Lyle, Washington.
Today's photo trip leads out to the Klickitat River area in south central Washington.
Let it rain. Let it pour. I'm still heading out to the Gorge.
The weather in the Columbia River Gorge was a bit gloomy today. The gray clouds dumping rain, bring in fog with it, did not stop me from capturing some good images. This scene of Vista House faded in the fog caught my eye. As the rain poured, I rolled down my window and snapped this photograph.
BJDorr.com website received a makeover on Tuesday. Users will notice significant changes in some of the pages and in the navigation. The intent is to improve both appearance and user experience. So, what are some ... [Read More...]
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
There are some places in Portland I have not explored in a long time. One of the places is the Japanese Garden. Tucked away in Washington Park on the West Hills in Portland, the 5.5-acre cultural park offers the tranquil experience of the Japanese culture. One’s experience in the Garden will vary by season. During ...
Memaloose Overlook, Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. Oregon winter offers bland colors, especially when the vegetation appears “dead” or dormant. The gray overcast sky, snow, and dark evergreen green trees in the hazy distant meant for very little color. I went with black and white for this scene instea
Happy birthday to both Oregon and the Interstate Bridge! Oregon turns 158 today. The state was admitted to the United States union on February 14, 1859. The Interstate Bridge northbound span (near) turns 100 today. It originally opened on February 14, 1917 as a flat, single span to relieve ferry traffic congestion crossing
Shepperd’s Dell Bridge, Historic Columbia River Highway, Oregon.
Lordi, the Finnish metal band made their tour’s first ever U.S. stop since their founding in 1992 in Portland, Oregon, Friday night at the Hawthorne Theater. Mr. Lordi himself took to the stage fueled with raging metal and awesomeness, and stunning demonic costumes. This is by far one of the top notch heavy metal perf
Watch as a driver in a mini van makes a left turn from the straight on SE 17th Ave. at SE Boise St. in Portland, Oregon, while the left turn signal is red. Fortunately, no light rail train was approaching. (Note: The dash camera used does not record audio.)
I truly say this about a President who I may not always truly agree with on political ideas, but a President who also treated the people with respect and led the nation with integrity, values, respect, dignity, and professionalism. President Barack Obama made America look good. For that I respect him and I will miss ̷