The title is deceptive, it wasn't a long walk at all but we were out on a dock and the first thing that came to mind is the saying about taking a long walk off a short pier.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Kurt Rogers, co-founder of ThinkTank, while stopping in at Pro Photo Supply for my weekly browsing of their used items. It is getting towards the holidays and sometimes you can find a gem consigned by someone who needs a little extra holiday cash. Unfortunately for me but fortunately for my wallet there were no wonderful surprises but I did happen to talk to the distinguished gentleman from ThinkTank on my visit. We got to chatting and I told him I had been out shooting at Mount Talbert as soon as there was enough light. Kurt bemoaned the lack of opportunities to get out and shoot while traveling for work so I gave him my number and said we could take a couple night shots of Portland after he finished pimping his wares.
Before going out we grabbed a bite to eat with trouble-maker and great guy Brian Matiash and his buddy Brian who was visiting from Boston. Our timing was perfect because it was raining before dinner and while we burned time chatting and eating the rain stopped and the clouds thinned. When we had sufficiently gorged ourselves Kurt and I ran down to the Hawthorne Bridge for a few photos before the arrival of the next storm system. While he worked on a panorama I caught him at the end of the long wooden dock. Often I try to keep people out of my photography but sometimes it is nice to give it a sense of scale.
Thank you to Kurt, Brian and Brian for a great evening of food, photography and conversation!
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f4, 4 sec @ 640 ISO