My Journey On Foot (since 2000)
In 2000, I started commuting year-round by bicycle to my workplace in downtown Portland. My 10-mile round-trip ride, which I did for 10 years, was a nice way to start and finish each work day. In 2010, when I started working at a job closer to home, I switched gears and began walking year-round to my new workplace. My five-mile round-trip work walks soon led to extended weekend walks, and thousands of miles and photos of sights I saw along the way. This website chronicles my journey.
My Digital Photo Gear
I walk long distances, in all weather, so I like to carry light gear. I currently use a Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. It is lightweight, has a small form factor, and has good optics. In hard rains it can be challenging to keep dry though, so I still use my smartphone now and then.
My Analog Photo Gear
In the early-80’s, when I was a student in the (then) University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Wilderness Studies program, I used an Olympus XA 35mm rangefinder on my backpacking and mountaineering trips. I have many fond memories associated with the camera — my spouse, my friends, our back-country trips, and our bring-your-own-slides shows. It was a different age and type of social media experience. You will find photos of some of my AK hikes among the albums here. Eventually, I will upload some of my (vintage) AK bicycling, backpacking, mountaineering and ocean kayaking trip photos.
After my walks, I post selected photos to Flickr. You can use my photos on Flickr but you must follow these Creative Commons license terms. I monitor commercial usage. The photos I upload to Flickr often have captions. If the caption is a link, it will only be active in Flickr and not on this website. In Flickr, use right-click to open the link in a new page.
My Social Media
From 2010 to early 2019, I was active on social media as @WalksInPortland. I enjoyed engaging family and friends (real and virtual) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For a variety of reasons, I am now only posting photos here and on Flickr.
I respect people’s privacy, so I try to not capture personally identifiable information when I take photos. Although I do not geotag my photos, I do capture signs and signposts along my routes for general orientation.
Comments / Questions?
In closing, I encourage you to wander and I invite you to take a journey through my photos. Drop me a note if you have any comments or questions. If our paths have not crossed yet, perhaps they will in the future.