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!
Swan Island Dahlia Instameet, August 2016
A Day at the Fair, Sept 2016
My friend, Rosemary Stafford, and I spent a seriously fun day at the Oregon State Fair in Salem, the capital city. There were many carnival rides, fried foods, happy fair-goers, musicians, artists, gorgeous show animals (like pigs, cows, rabbits, pheasants, horses), you name it. I wish it were going on every weekend! It brings up such happy nostalgia from my early boyhood on a Kansas farm.
Columbia River Gorge, Sept 2016
In September I took Tiana Kai around the Columbia River Gorge to see lots of spectacular sights, including the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, the Vista House at Crown Point, Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls (and Upper Horsetail Falls), and Thunder Island at Cascade Locks. An excellent way to spend the day...
Laura Welsh, Milwaukie, Oregon, September 2016
Actress/model/comedian/multi-talent Laura Welsh and I shot together September 25, 2016, at the Milwaukie Riverfront Park. The sun was blasting like July, so I had fun overexposing the shots a little with my 50mm 1.4 lens. No shot was edited except for one that was cropped to a square.