Perspective - From Below

Oregonians have a unique way of looking at the world. In general, we're friendly, open-minded and creative. To celebrate our perspective in life, today we're sharing a few photos that take advantage of a unique perspective on their subjects.

An Oregon white oak, one of Portland's Heritages Trees. Photo by Blue Ackerman

An Oregon white oak, one of Portland's Heritages Trees. Photo by Blue Ackerman

The Portland Aerial Tram passes over the I-5 tower bridge on its way to deliver commuters to OHSU during morning rush hour. Shot on black and white film with a Leica camera. Photo by Eric Baker

The Portland Aerial Tram passes over the I-5 tower bridge on its way to deliver commuters to OHSU during morning rush hour. Shot on black and white film with a Leica camera. Photo by Eric Baker

It's a long climb up the rope ladder as Columbia river pilot Tim Harris heads for the gangway rigged on the side of the container ship Hanjin Haiphong. Deckhand Dustin Everson of the pilot launch Connor Foss keeps an eye on Harris as the transfer takes place. Harris will relieve a Columbia River Bar pilot who brought the ship in from the ocean. Photo by Bill Wagner

It's a long climb up the rope ladder as Columbia river pilot Tim Harris heads for the gangway rigged on the side of the container ship Hanjin Haiphong. Deckhand Dustin Everson of the pilot launch Connor Foss keeps an eye on Harris as the transfer takes place. Harris will relieve a Columbia River Bar pilot who brought the ship in from the ocean. Photo by Bill Wagner