May 22, 2009

Pin-up Shoot: Deja DeLore


Porch Pin-up, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

This is a friend of mine from High School. She was back in town for a while, and I knew I had to do a pin-up shoot with her.

More are on my flickr. Click the photo to see them.

May 14, 2009

The Plane Boss!


IMG_0864, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This is the plane that took me from Eugene to Portland. Note the propellers. I thought that was kind of cool. Also, I got to walk on the tarmac to get on it, always an experience I enjoy.

Airport View


_MG_2849, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This is the view from the Eugene airport. Pittsburgh International looks even worse now....

May 13, 2009

Eep


Eugene, Oregon, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

This is from Eugene, Oregon. I just thought it was a funny shot.

I was out one morning roaming with my camera. As I walked across this pedestrian bridge, this crow turned and squawked at me.

Cosmic Pizza


IMG_0863, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This was dinner. Olive Pizza, a Blue Sky Root Beer, and a window table. What else do you need?

Bus Station


_MG_2833, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
In my aimless wanderings I came across this bus station. I liked the converging lines of the top of the shelter.

Ron's Island Grill


IMG_0861, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
So, this place isn't far from the Oval Door, and its interesting. It's called Ron's Island Grill. They have a whole menu of Chicken Teriyaki. It was really good, even if I sat by a climbing wall and a garage door to eat it. Yeah, I don't get it either. It's an adventure none the less though.

May 12, 2009

Freeways


_MG_2715, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
These bridges are freeway off-ramps, and even those are amazing in Oregon. I love this place.

Bridge


_MG_2725, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
Just after sunrise, I did what I always do, I left the room and explored. I found this a few blocks away.

Joggers


_MG_2750, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I shot this before the rain storm. I was barely in the park and saw a couple jogging with their dog. The whole thing looked picturesque to me, so I needed a photo.

Downpour


_MG_2805, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I shot this in a torrential downpour on the bike trail. It lasted about 5 minutes, but I got drenched. Anyway, this is the Willamette river. Its a pretty large river.

BBQ Salmon at the Glennwood


IMG_0818, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
After Weronika and Rachelle left, it was dinner time, so I stopped at a place they recommended, Glennwood Cafe. I got some amazing tomato soup, BBQ Salmon, and blueberry cheesecake! This trip has been the most amazing thing so far.

Sakura Sushi & Sobe


IMG_0816, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was waiting to meet up with my old friend Weronika (that's not a typo, she's from Poland) and got lunch on campus. They have a sushi place, and it is amazing! I just snapped a shot to keep up with this tradition I'm starting of photographing my food adventures.

Spools


IMG_0842, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was wandering to the University of Oregon via this bike trail/park. How cool is that!? A lot of today's photos came from that trip.

This was just after a really bad downpour, in which I lost my lens cap. Oregon has amazingly unpredictable weather.

Morning Sun


IMG_0850, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was wandering to the University of Oregon via this bike trail/park. How cool is that!? A lot of today's photos came from that trip. This one in particular was from right in the start of the park.

Oregon Sky


Oregon Sky, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was wandering around Lawrence street near the park, and snapped this.

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_MG_2785, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

Duck Duo


_MG_2770, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

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_MG_2737, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

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_MG_2727, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

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_MG_2714, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

Sakura


IMG_0816, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
They get sushi and sobes as a lunch option at U of O. Not fair.

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_MG_2820, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

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_MG_2801, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
Yes, even in really bad rainstorms I will stop to photograph animals.

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IMG_0825, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

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IMG_0821, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This is anazing building inside and out

Cranes


IMG_0834, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

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IMG_0831, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

A Bridge


IMG_0846, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This is on the trail that leads from Riverway park to U of O. I just thought this had a nice structure to it.

Willamette


IMG_0841, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This is also on the trail.

Field


IMG_0838, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

Riverway Park


IMG_0850, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This park was pretty close to the Oval door, and I wandered out right after breakfast every morning to frolic and photograph.

May 11, 2009

The Oval Door


The Oval Door, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
This is where I am staying, and its a pretty amazing place. The owners are so nice, and its a very welcoming and friendly environment. It also helps that I love my room and private jacuzzi tub. It feels amazing after all those cramped planes.

The Kiva


IMG_0798, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I uploaded this because I found it interesting. A Grocer, Bookstore, and wine merchant all in one, not very large, building. I love this town.

Alby's NY Gyros


Alby's NY Gyros, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
The first place I really sat and ate in Oregon was ironically called Alby's New York Gyros. It was really good. The guy is actually from NYC, which is the last place I went. Oregon is so far a really interesting place.

Anyway, I went there because it was close to the Oval Door, and I am sore and tired from spending 14 hours on planes. My creativity is completely drained.

I had a gyro, baklava, root beer, and a bottle of water.

Salt Lake City


SLC Mountains, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I was in Salt Lake City, for a plane to Portland, Oregon. SLC airport is one of the places you get to walk out on the tarmac to get to your plane. On my way to the plane, I turned, saw the mostly clear sky and grabbed my camera.


I tinkered with the hue/saturation in Photoshop CS3.