Oregon – Portland (Oaks Park)

On Wednesday, I drove to the Sellwood area of Portland, Oregon.  Near the Sellwood Bridge is an amusement park, called Oaks Park.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_Amusement_Park & http://www.oakspark.com/)

The amusement park is more than 100 years old and one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the nation.

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When I arrived, the amusement park was emptying (from an end of school year party for middle school kids).  So I walked around taking pictures, as the amusement park was closing down for the day.

I entered through a nice park/picnic area, which overlooks the Willamette River.

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There were lots of rides….

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the Carousel….

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the Scream’n’ Eagle…

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the Rock & Roll…

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the Rock-O-Plane…

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon – Northern Valley – Sunsets

I love a good sunset!

These sunsets were photographed in 1998 around the Portland and Salem area.  I used film and printed by hand on photographic paper – the old fashioned way.  (A scanned copy is shown below.)

Wilsonville –

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Hillsboro –

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Silver Falls State Park –

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somewhere –

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              Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker               eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

All photographs and blog content – copyright 1998, 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon – Portland area – Fireworks

On July 4th, 1998, I was sitting in my apartment and heard loud bangs.  I looked out the window and say gorgeous fireworks in the sky.  So I jumped in the car and chased the lights.  About a half mile away was a large fireworks display.

(These images were developed the old fashion way and printed on paper.  Below are scans of these photographs.)

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 1998, 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Northwest Oregon – Flowers…

Flowers, from the northwest corner of Oregon…    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon)

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Tigard, Oregon –

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Milwaukie, Oregon –

My 5 and 7 year old friends and I like to give flowers a little more life when they are wilting.  So we remove their stems, fill their “Kiddie pool” with water, and place the flowers in.  We call it the “flower pond.”

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Manzanita, Oregon –

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             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker               eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Maine – Portland

Since I am from the other Portland, I had to visit the one in Maine.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland,_Maine)

I really liked it.  Has a nice small city feel!

At the waterfront/pier….  (along Commercial Street)

Custom House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Customhouse_%28Portland,_Maine%290

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The pier

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The catch…

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Some interesting streets…

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Portland Head Light (in nearby Cape Elizabeth)…   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Head_Light)

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Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon – Portland

My starting point for all of my adventures has been Portland.

I moved to the area in 1997, after falling in love with the Columbia River Gorge (see earlier post).  Since then, I have left about 5 or 6 times.  Some times it was to start a new life somewhere else, but every time I return to this area.

Back in 1998, I grabbed my old Minolta Maxxum film camera and started taking pictures of the local beauty.  For the next year, I worked as a professional photographer, selling my photographs of the beauty in the region.

So even though these pictures were not taken as part of my recent adventures, I include this sampling to show you the beautiful area where I started my journeys.

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               Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker               eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 1998 & 2014  Eileen Newman