St. John

St. John

By |2014-02-03T08:48:31+00:00Feb 3rd, 2014|
It’s weird – as I get older, I find myself caring less and less about watching sports on TV. For me, the Superbowl is more about seeing the latest 30-second commercials that companies spend millions of dollars to air. But because I can view the entire lineup of commercials conveniently on YouTube, I’m free to take advantage of photographing a city that is, for the most part, deserted instead of being chained to a TV.

I visited Portland this weekend, spending three really wonderful days with Brian, Amy and Jeffrey. It was a very quiet weekend, very much intentionally so, filled mostly with driving to a bunch of different locations, photographing the beauty of the PacNW, and eating some delicious food. A few hours before Amy and I were due to fly back home, we visited the St. John’s Bridge for a sunset shoot. Based on posts made ad nauseam online, it looked like the big game was anything but exciting, which reaffirmed that our decision to ignore it altogether was the right one. We had the park at the base of the bridge essentially to ourselves and were fortunate enough to get a pretty, albeit fleeting, sunset. As they say, it’s all about figuring out what your priorities are and not looking back.

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  1. Joe C February 3, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply


  2. Brian Bonham February 3, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Dig it. And I didn't miss watching the game either. 

  3. doina pester February 3, 2014 at 10:26 am - Reply


  4. Robin Griggs Wood February 3, 2014 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I love going out into the world when everyone else is chained to the TV … :o) … great post and shot, Brian!

  5. Michael Hatten February 3, 2014 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Here are a few days I find the best times to visit a place you want to shoot without anyone there.

    -Drizzly Days.

  6. Sunny Wu February 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply


  7. dixie todd February 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    That is so cool wonder how it was made

  8. Steve Martin February 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Game? What game?

  9. Ken Toney February 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Shooting than ALMOST anything! :)

  10. Dennis Pessetto February 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply


  11. dixie todd February 27, 2014 at 8:51 am - Reply

    love it

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