Pre-dawn Photo Walk

It was raining early this morning (still is) in Eugene, Oregon. Since I'm still on east coast time and am waking up at about three AM every morning, it seemed like a good time to go out on a photo walk.

So Andi and I put on our rain gear, grabbed our cameras and iPhones, and headed out. There wasn't much going on, but the reflections were cool, so I had a lot of fun.

 

The waffle lady

The waffle lady

Voodoo Donuts

Voodoo Donuts

Newberry's? Really?

Newberry's? Really?

McDonald Theater

McDonald Theater

A public telephone? Wow!

A public telephone? Wow!

McDonald Theater box office

McDonald Theater box office

Dawn approaches

Dawn approaches

Station Market

Station Market

Eugene Station 1

Eugene Station 1

Eugene Station 2

Eugene Station 2

A metaphotogragh

A metaphotogragh

Willamette Street

Willamette Street

Walk Bikes and graffiti 

Walk Bikes and graffiti 

Return to Voodoo Doughnuts 

Return to Voodoo Doughnuts 

Barber shop

Barber shop

Spencer's Butte on a stormy morning

Spencer's Butte on a stormy morning

Olentangy Abstract

Olentangy Abstract

Last weekend (or was it the weekend before that?)

Ahem...

Recently Andi and I went for a snowy walk at Ohio State University. Actually Andi walked, and I sauntered while taking photos. Regardless, when we do go for a walk/saunter, we usually park the car on the west side of the Olentangy River and walk across the footbridge to the trail on the other side. I always stop while on the bridge and look around for photo opportunities. I think it has something to do with my love for high places. When I looked down at the river, I saw amazing patterns in the ice, snow, water, and rocks. I shot several photos, and this one is my favorite.

It's snowing again this weekend. Maybe I'll have a chance to take another walk.

MPEX Columbus North Market Photo Walk

Andi and I went on Midwest Photo Exchange's January photo walk to the North Market in downtown Columbus, Ohio. We met Aaron, our fearless leader, and the participants for a short introduction concerning the "rules of engagement," and then we all headed out on our own to make photos. It seemed that most of the others were shooting pictures of "stuff," but I stayed strictly in street photography mode and took photos of people. Most everybody seemed comfortable with me, but a few of the vendors didn't like the idea. I found out later that they hadn't been told about us and what we were doing even though the market management had said they would do so. Still, my street photography persona was pretty effective. I had a great time and ended up with quite a few good photos. Here are several of my favorites.

Reflections (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #1)

Xhot L (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #2)

Ingredients (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #3)

Meat Eater (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #4)

Prizelawn (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #5)

Portrait (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #6)

Fearless Leader (MPEX North Market Photo Walk #10)