Tag Archives: Bridges

Brushwork and big plans

Recently, I was notified of an exciting opportunity to further my education: I was accepted into a graduate program at the University of California Berkeley. I am very excited by this, and looking forward to it tremendously. However, this new … Continue reading

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2012 Ten Favorite Images

As 2012 rolls to a close, it’s time once again to look back at the year’s photography. I’ve been doing this for five years, so this is the sixth time for the review. The exercise is rather interesting for me, … Continue reading

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2011: Ten Best Images

It’s almost the end of the year again, and with most of my photography is done, it is once again time to look back and pick out the ten best images of the year. “Best” is, of course, a rather … Continue reading

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Style vs. Substance

Beauty and Meaning: Two essential tensions of photography. Willamette Draw and the abandoned Atofina Chemicals terminal, Portland, Oregon, 2010. One of the essential tensions of photography is that between a photographer’s style and the substance of his or her photographs. … Continue reading

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Time, Loss, Plowden

went on Iowa Public Radio to talk about steam locomotives, photography, and this latest book. The interview is 49 minutes long, but well worth making time to listen to. It made for a good start to this Monday with my … Continue reading

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Portland bridge lovers: Help out Zeb

Normally I use this space to talk about my own photography and writing, or sometimes about the subjects that I tend to focus on: land use and transportation, cultural geography, and industrial archaeology. Today though, I want to highlight a … Continue reading

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Bridge within a bridge

Bridge within a bridge, originally uploaded by route99west. Fall and Winter can be a dual-edged sword for photographers. On the down side, colors often become muted, and days are shorter thus cutting down how long you can remain outside shooting … Continue reading

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Review: Vanishing Point

David Plowden: Vanishing Point: Fifty Years of Photography By David Plowden, forward by Richard Snow, introduction by Steve Edwards. W. W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10110; http://www.wwnorton.com/; 11.3 x 12.5 in; hardbound; 340 pages, 237 … Continue reading

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