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in the woods

August 26, 2009







this weekend, i did get out of the city and it was incredibly relaxing. one day, i went for a long walk with my camera (which always seems to refresh me). i loaded it with a roll of expired kodak film and shot the whole thing … it felt great. above, photos in the woods.  i’ll have more from this roll to share with you soon.

if you have some time, take a minute to look at these photos of artist andy kehoe‘s portland, oregon studio. brilliant.

and speaking of portland, i’m planning a little trip there (and to seattle) and i’d love to hear your recommendations on what to do.  i’ve started a list of places i’d like to eat + drink, and i’m also looking for other (outdoor?) activities.  feel free to send an email or leave a comment.  thanks.

have a great wednesday.  i’ll meet you back here tomorrow, hopefully to share some fun news.

  1. August 26, 2009 7:46 am

    have a great wednesday, you too. those pictures are great ^^ .. love the last one most :-)! looking forward to the next set :-).. X

  2. haeshu permalink
    August 26, 2009 8:36 am

    nothing quite like the feeling of burning a whole roll of film on a walk. i love it. you will have a lovely time in portland & seattle. don’t forget to go to canoe in pdx.

  3. bird by bird permalink
    August 26, 2009 8:47 am

    while in Seattle, fulfill a wish of mine and dine at Delancey! It’s Orangette’s blogger Molly Wizenberg and husband Brandon’s recently opened restaurant. details here:

    have fun on your trip!

  4. marthasnail permalink
    August 26, 2009 9:04 am

    a walk in the woods is always restorative as is shooting an entire roll of film with abandon. how long will you be in portland?

  5. August 26, 2009 9:21 am

    I’m full of Seattle recommendations… I’ll give it some thought and send you an email. Lovely green images.

  6. August 26, 2009 10:00 am

    love these photos. 2 and 3 are really breathtaking. i really need to get out of the city!

  7. August 26, 2009 10:05 am

    i’m just going to say ditto to Lecia :)
    i love recommending seattle!

  8. August 26, 2009 10:52 am

    hi brian,

    there’s forest park—the largest urban forest in the states. from the ace, just get on the #15 bus and you’ll be there in a few minutes. i can give you more detailed instructions. it’s beautiful. you will love it.

  9. Jean Prescott permalink
    August 26, 2009 11:38 am

    Oh, my Lord, I do love these photos. As for places to go in Seattle, I’ve never been, but I’d love to visit Delancey…Molly and Brandon’s pizza place…but then that’s probably already on your list since Orangette appears to be a favorite blog. Keep snapping Brian.

  10. August 26, 2009 11:40 am

    I really need to do the same, lately I’ve felt stunted. But the woods are always so magical, aren’t they?

  11. notesbynaive permalink
    August 26, 2009 1:45 pm

    The second photo! It looked like a giant spider has spun its web around the tree.

  12. August 26, 2009 4:33 pm

    Hey Brian, Matt Gross, the writer for the frugal traveler, was recently in Portland and penned a couple good articles on what to do, where to eat, etc. While some Portlanders might suggest that he didn’t go deep enough, it’s a really good place to start, especially since he covers multiple topics in one place. Here’s one of the articles her wrote:

    Regardless of what you decide to do or where you decide to go, I think you’ll have a great time. Portland is wonderful and has a ton to offer. Is there anything specific that you’re interested in seeing?

    From SE 8th and Burnside…

    Dino Hunter/Matthew

  13. dana permalink
    August 26, 2009 5:35 pm

    Some of my favorites in Seattle……Paseo for the yummiest, messiest sandwich in the world. Good luck trying to pick one. and go early, they sell out!
    Matt’s in the Market has a wonderful reputation, and it looks like they make a mean cocktail.
    Casual…..I just love sitting on the patio at El Camino eating their shrimp quesadillas and drinking a margarita.
    Fran’s chocolate……..dark chocolate caramels with grey salt. enough said.
    Le Pichet for their baked eggs. I love the atmosphere. It’s simple, but I always feel like I am a little closer to being in Paris and not Seattle.
    The Market Grill. No cocktails, but this tiny little place with about 8 counter barstools will grill up a delicious piece of fresh salmon or halibut for a salad or a sandwich. It’s right inside the market.
    that’s all I can think of for now!
    Still haven’t made it to Delancey yet, but I am hoping to get over there this week!

  14. August 26, 2009 6:25 pm

    I hauled out my old SLR this weekend and shot a whole roll too. I’m not sure why getting behind a viewfinder is so therapeutic but gosh, it really is.

  15. August 27, 2009 9:32 am

    I have to put in my vote for Kenny & Zukes in Portland. It’s divine. And eat some potato salad for me.

  16. Paul A. permalink
    August 27, 2009 12:25 pm

    Congrats Brian. This is awesome. I know Monika will be jealous.

  17. August 27, 2009 1:08 pm

    Ooh…love that first photo Brian!

  18. Melinda permalink
    August 28, 2009 3:57 pm

    Those pictures makes me want to take that walk in the forest. Thank you!

  19. September 1, 2009 9:28 am

    thank you for your lovely comment on my blog+now that i see these..i think you might enjoy a couple of the pictures i just posted from a weekend up north.

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