Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A View From The Oregon City Promenade

Took some photos of the Blue Heron Paper Mill and the West Linn Paper Mill from atop the Oregon City Promenade. The Blue Heron Mill is no longer running and is being salvaged.


The first shot is facing North toward the Oregon City and I205 bridges, not the mills. Note the fisherman in the "Hog Line" on the Willamette River fishing for salmon. Mt. St. Helens is way in the background.


There was an editorial, a couple years ago, by some Oregon City lady stating that the Blue Heron Mill was an "eyesore" to the community.  It wasn't too long ago that this "eyesore" was one of the biggest, if not the biggest contributor to the economies of  Oregon City and Clackamas County.


Personally,  I worked in the West Linn Mill (Crown Zellerbach) on the paper machines while I was in college and I worked for Publishers Paper Company (Blue Heron) for a total of 23 years.


Techie Stuff: These photos were taken around 5:30 AM. I shot single frames in Aperture Priority Mode using a tripod.  Later I converted the RAW files in Photoshop Elements, converting them into three different exposures...EV-2 EV0 EV+2. Loaded those exposures into Photomatix and converted them to High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR).  Brought them back into PSE and finalized them.


View From The Oregon City Promenade

View From The Oregon City Promenade

View From The Oregon City Promenade

Willamette Falls

View From The Oregon City Promenade
  
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