More images from the Dec. 10th WTO protest in Portland, OR.

Heres a series of images from the Dec. 10th WTO protest here in downtown Portland. The shots from top to bottom are: "Looking On" a photo of a motorcycle officer who is directing traffic as the march begins to proceed around downtown, "The Two Marches" this photo shows the ever-present bicycle cops who were shadowing the march to make sure nothing got out of hand, "Trouble Brewing" This is a shot of some of the anarchists who were gathering for the march, they didn't cause any trouble at the march, but I guess they ran afoul of the police at a separate demonstration being held at a downtown fur store.

#700 near the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

I really like the motion blur from the train that passed by as I took this shot. Enjoy!

#700 Comes Back

Here is a shot of the SP&S #700 steam locomotive as it returns from being stuck overnight on the rails near Oaks Bottom. From what I heard, the tracks that it was on yesterday and spread apart under the weight of the engine and a couple of the front wheels had come derailed from the track. The train is being used as part of a holiday train ride that is being given in cooperation with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Machinery such as this are really a marvel, with all the steam and the deep rumbling of a locomotive such as this, you almost get the feeling that its less a machine then it is some great beast rumbling up the tracks. Puffing and growling and screeching its way past in great bellows of smoke and steam. You get the sense of power barely contained as the very ground beneath your feet trembles and shakes with its passing. Truly a marvelous sight.
More shots to come!

Hey! Nice Bike!

Heres a shot I took during the WTO protest downtown in Portland today. I really like this image not only because of the obvious differences between the police officer and the protestor, but that they were able to have an amicable conversation about their bicycles.