Thursday, July 20, 2017

Food Trucks

Food Trucks line up
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, we drove a short distance to SW Bible Church (we could have walk) to see the event of Food Trucks. We ended up eating GYRO and it is VEGAN but lack of flavoring we are looking for. O well, we stayed till about 5:45 PM that day.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kyoto - Detail Section

Hozu-gawa
In the past 2 weeks I re-live the Kyoto vacation once again, I browsed all 1,900 images and start making website for each section. I carefully pick images that will remind me again and again and as a guide for those who seek to go to Japan someday.

Some people are wondering why we chose to stay in Kyoto for that long? The answer should be in the website itself, even we stayed two weeks, we are still discovering things that we have to see and always surprise us. Kyoto has a lot of history, even Japanese will go to this city for a vacation and shots of history.

Please take time to browse each section and I hope you “go” to Kyoto, Japan with me.

http://www.yongkieandpokie.com/kyoto/main.html

Monday, May 29, 2017

Kyoto Trip

Yssaka-jinja
We flew from Osaka (Kyoto) on Sunday afternoon and we got home on Sunday night as well, this is the beauty when you travel west from eastern country. We slept fourteen hours straight due to the jet-lag and the tiredness of travel, good to be back home in one piece, what an amazing trip.

I decided early on to NOT RUNNING AROUND and just stay in Kyoto for 14 days, why bother? Most Japanese comes to Kyoto to learn its history and the amount of time we were there is just a drop of water in the bucket.

We had two free days to relax before we go home, this time we used to eat more local foods and tighten the loose end to see if we miss anything. I will update you later on the details as it might take awhile to sort the images, I took a shy of 1,900 photographs.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

L. A. Trip (iPhone images)

Americana, Glendale
We made a two week trip to Los Angeles for a wedding, Here's the side trip that we did, mostly a gastronomic voyage.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sundial Bridge - Redding, CA

Glass decked Sundial Bridge
On the way down to Los Angeles area for a wedding, we make sure we stop here, some people has been telling us about this bridge for years, finally we have a chance to see it in person. It is unique and interesting, too sunny and warm as we come down from rainy and cloudy Portland.



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Hanami - Cherry Blossoms Viewing
Yesterday was a bad day to take pictures, rain all day! So, we decided to come Thursday to view the cherry blossoms before the wind and the rain get a hold of the flowers. Not a bad morning at all, except once we were done photographing, the light rain came in.




Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring has sprung finally

Cherry blossoms
I always come back to this place to find the sign of spring, this time it is late by seventeen days for sure, we went March 10th in 2016.



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cherry Blossoms at the State Capitol

State Capitol - Salem
When Pokie said that the cherry blossoms at the State Capitol is in full bloom, I jump to the idea to capture the images and hoping it is not raining that day, I got my wish....

Here are the images..



Thursday, March 23, 2017

G Scale

Flower Pot Point
On a not rainy day, I ventured outside and play with my trains, this time, I just want to take pictures as I was inspired by my friend Cak Soekir in Surabaya, Indonesia and he likes miniature, one thing I did not do is to have 1:1 scale present in the pictures. Next time.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Portland, the views from above

Portland from Pittock Mansion
Rule number one, always carry your camera if you think you will be visiting a place that might be of interest to you, especially if it is not raining. We almost come here every year in the past three years, but every time the scenery is always different, be that the clouds, the after the rain effects and the time of the day and time of the year. This time we came here almost sunset time and I am just lucky to get these images.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Oregon Adventure

iPhone Photographer in action
A visit by Felix Ramli and his wife Diana keeps us entertaining for a few days, here are some images of their adventure back to Lewis and Clark College and the Columbia Gorge,


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Columbia Gorge in the winter

Columbia Gorge looking west
On a wintry day (even though it is already the first week of March), we set out to the gorge again to take our nephew from Indonesia, the forecast was for snow shower, but we always luck out coming here, no rain and no wind. It is still cold but manageable.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Lewis and Clark College

Lewis & Clark College
Today, we took our nephew and his wife to the college that he went almost 18 years ago, there was an International Event in the school for foods and performance. I chose to walk around the campus and test my new lens. Here's the result.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

A new toy - test images

Test images
Here are some test images that I created after getting a longer zoom lens



iPhone 6 images

Farm House, December 25th, 2016
When I got a smart phone, it just means one think, I have a new toy - the camera. Below are some samples I took since October 2016. I am amazed with the quality of this tiny camera.



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fanno Creek Greenway

Wintering tree along the trail
After a seemingly endless snow and ice, I decided to walk on this trail accompany by my good friend Rod who picked me up on a cold but sunny Saturday. I think I walked about 1.8 miles round-trip.
Here are the results of winter photographs..