Friday, August 10, 2007
I went for an evening ride today with my camera. I took Burnside east to the I-205 bike path, and took the path until I got to the Columbia River. There is a bike path that runs along the river that is a real blast to ride. I turned to the west, with the sun sinking in the sky before me, and the river glistening to the right. I had a pretty strong headwind, which made for a more strenous, buy satisfying ride. The airport is right next to the river, so I had opportunities to get some pictures of planes coming in. There was also a good deal of boat traffic on the river, and many people had already set up camp on one of the islands in the middle of the river. I also noticed that there are some huge houses on the Washington side of the river. Who needs that much house??? I had the pleasure of what I think was a hawk slowly making its way up the river, pausing and hovering while looking for fish. Eventually it got to where I was situated, and managed to get a clear shot. If you look real close, you can see that it's looking right at me. I took some random car and truck shots as they passed on Marine Drive and captured something truly random. An 18-wheeler pulled up to watch the planes come in, and I took a picture of it as it approached. Nothing special about that, except that when I got home I noticed that the driver was traveling with a life-size cardboard cut-out of Homer Simpson!!! WTF! He also happened to be the first trucker I've ever seen with dreads...strange.
I stopped off at New Seasons on 33rd and Killingsworth to grab a beverage and stopped to get some BBQ at Cannon's. MMMMmmmmm BBQ pork sandwich.
Overall I'm quite pleased with my purchase. This camera easily outperforms my Olympus in terms of responsiveness and image quality. I've got a couple movies that I'll post up soon, takeoffs and landings, what-have-you...
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