Saturday, January 21, 2012
Today I went out to the St. Johns area, I wanted to look at the water level in the Willamette river, since we've had so much rain and flooding lately, and I thought I'd take some photos with the Fuji X10. The photo above was my favorite of the day.
While I was at Cathedral Park under the St. Johns bridge, I noticed quite a few other photographers there taking photos of the bridge. I guess it is a pretty common subject, in fact, I've seen a lot of photos that look like sort of like the one above. This spot kind of jumps out as an obvious place to stop and take a picture, because it is right on the main path through the park.
I also saw a bright purple fire hydrant. I wonder who picked this color.
Down at the river, the water level was high, and the water was very muddy. It rained most of the time while I was walking around. While I was right here I met two women who were out for a walk, and they asked me if I remember the flood back in 1996. I did, and we talked about that for a while.
Then I went to the Chinese Garden. They had decorated it with lanterns to get ready for their celebration of the Chinese New Year.
I also encountered some fish and some dragons.
Even though it was rainy, it was fun to get out of the house and have some quiet time.
Posted by Tom Good at 7:28 PM