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…
Bryan J. Dorr
Located in Milwaukie
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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.
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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 ̷
As a former U.S. Army soldier specializing in communications with security clearance, I fully disagree with President Obama’s decision today to commute former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning’s (formerly known as Bradley Manning) sentence. Manning’s deliberate delivery of sensitive and classified material
Canada geese mimick The Beatles “Abbey Road” crossing scene by crossing an entrance to the Oak Street Marketplace along SE Oak St. in Milwaukie, Oregon on Sunday.
Another round of snow fell in Milwaukie on January 10, 2017. At the time I photographed downtown Milwaukie (Oregon), six inches of snow had already covered the ground around 11:00 p.m. The snow started falling around 6:00 p.m. Nothing like the Dark Horse Comics “Aliens vs. Predators” characters staying warm an
The wintry weather returned to the Portland area Saturday. Overnight, a system moving in from the south started bringing light rain to the area. With the colder pockets of air and ground surfaces, the rain turned to ice. S.E. 32nd Ave. in Milwaukie was a sheet of ice, mainly on where the bare pavement was …
The brand new Sellwood Bridge on a quiet New Year’s Day night. The one thing that I have been extremely appreciative about is the new LED street lamps. These lamps truly pull out the colors as opposed to the former orange-hued sodium vapor lamps, which is havoc for white balance.
Here is to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
The Glenn Jackson Bridge (Interstate 205), Vancouver, Washington.
Today the Electoral College completed the final vote that allows Donald J. Trump to become the forty-fifth President of the United States. Mr. Trump has never been my candidate of choice in both the primary and general elections. Mr. Trump is a man who does not respect all Americans. He has openly disrespected people by
Last week’s winter storm in the Portland area was a doozy. Despite all the media hype, the storm produced very little in the Portland, Oregon, area. Then came Round 2 Wednesday afternoon. Snow started falling in the Clackamas area around 1:00 p.m. It picked up and accumulated. By 4:00 p.m. as many people are leaving
Once again, McKenzie Pass Highway in central Oregon Cascades closes for the winter and on such short notice.
There is nothing ordinary about a burger served on mouthwatering Texas Toast. Brunchbox, a small burger joint tucked away in the 1904-built Eaton Building in downtown Portland serves up a serious burger. In this case,...
Demolition work started this month on the century-old building formerly Veritable Quandary restaurant. The building is being removed to make way for construction of the new seventeen-story Multnomah County Court Building. Veritable Quandary, opened in...