Rock! I was able to recover all my old posts/images/comments and port it over to the new server. Not sure if you were checking, but my entire web existence was down for about half the day yesterday. Being self-employed, this was a total eff’n crisis. I’ve moved everything to a hosting company with some credibility. Lesson learned: Never do business with a company that doesn’t have a phone number. Ever.
Portland’s a big bike town. Which you wouldn’t think because of the rain. But you can basically bike anywhere you need to. I could bike to the airport if I wanted. Check out this map. (pdf)
I love that show on Discovery, Dirty Jobs. There was an episode I saw where Mike went and helped out a crew of guys salvage an old college dorm. The were ripping out toilets, walls, tiles, tubs; anything that had value. The stuff they pulled out looked like hell too and was covered with crap (literally). I wondered who would on earth would buy that stuff. Now I know.
For weeks, the summer weather had been totally cloudless and hazy (which equals flat and boring landscapes). I kept going out to the location only to turn around after I had shot a couple tests. Then the forecast called for a big low pressure system to move in and I knew I had my chance. Mother Nature cooperated and I was able to get this shot and some others within only about 20 minutes before the storm rolled in. Some photographers obsess about light. I obsess about the weather more.
Sorry for the delay. I’m still getting a hang of posting in a timely fashion. More from the Japanese Gardens. The weather is really dramatic today. I’m looking forward to doing some shooting later. If I can just get away…