The Rose Festival has been happening annually in Portland, OR for over 100 years. It’s a two week celebration of a flower that has probably made Portland famous. Complete with the Starlight Parade to start things off and the Grand Floral Parade to wrap things up. There are a lot of other events that happen throughout the city to celebrate this beautiful flower in connection with celebrating this flower including CityFair on the Tom McCall Waterfront Park along The Willamette river. The festival runs for approximately two weeks and CityFair presents a great opportunity for any photographer to develop their city skyline photo abilities.
This year, I missed a large part of the festival due to other commitments. I wasn’t even able to get down there to take pictures until the very end. Even at that, I came across a nephew who visited Portland at the last minute. I wanted to see him, but I also wanted to get at least a few images of the festival on the Waterfront. He was kind enough to accomodate my wanting to see him and take pictures.
We got to walk along the Waterfront and the Eastbank Esplanade so we can catch up while I was out creating images. Thanks to my nephew Joe for visiting, and all my nephew’s for serving in the US Coast Guard. I really appreciate the important work that you do. And, it was totally great to see you and catch up.
I think I’m going to have two posts with images from the festival. This current one and next week’s post. I think I got some pretty outstanding images? Including these of the Ferris Wheel in the festival. A great example of creating images of the same thing at different exposure settings.
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