Buildings

Back to School

As summer comes to a close, students across Oregon are heading back to school. Today we're sharing a few images of Oregon schools, some historical and some still in use.

 The Waldron School, established in 1874, greets northbound drivers at MP 10 on Hwy 207 between Mitchell & Service Creek. While the school hasn't been used for years, the locals still keep it maintained & welcoming.  Photo by Diane Kulpinski

The Waldron School, established in 1874, greets northbound drivers at MP 10 on Hwy 207 between Mitchell & Service Creek. While the school hasn't been used for years, the locals still keep it maintained & welcoming. Photo by Diane Kulpinski

 Self-portrait with his dog Phoebe in front of the old Andrews School in Andrews.  Photo by John Simpkins

Self-portrait with his dog Phoebe in front of the old Andrews School in Andrews. Photo by John Simpkins

 Portland Opportunities Industrial Center (POIC), Rosemary Anderson High School, is a non-profit educational and workforce training organization that works with disenfranchised youth in Northeast and East Multnomah county. While gaining skills to apply for high school credits, students also get Phys Ed credit for participating in sports. Deon Sims and Dequan Wilatson are very into basketball.  Photo by Jan Landis

Portland Opportunities Industrial Center (POIC), Rosemary Anderson High School, is a non-profit educational and workforce training organization that works with disenfranchised youth in Northeast and East Multnomah county. While gaining skills to apply for high school credits, students also get Phys Ed credit for participating in sports. Deon Sims and Dequan Wilatson are very into basketball. Photo by Jan Landis

Signs

Today we're sharing some interesting signs that photographers found as they captured images for Project Dayshoot. Old or new, they add character to their communities.

 Bourne, Oregon's "Welcome Sign" in Baker County.  Photo by Lynn Murrey

Bourne, Oregon's "Welcome Sign" in Baker County. Photo by Lynn Murrey

 Old paint on the side of a silo at the Harney County Farm Supply in Burns Oregon.  Photo by Keith Skelton

Old paint on the side of a silo at the Harney County Farm Supply in Burns Oregon. Photo by Keith Skelton

 It's hard to miss the creative signage on the Nite Hawk Cafe & Lounge on the corner of Interstate Ave & Rosa Parks Way in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. The Nite Hawk, in various incarnations, has existed since 1931. Bill and Elaine Mildenberger bought it in the early 80s and over the years, along with their son Bill, have remodeled and renovated it to become a neighborhood favorite for tasty food & good local company.  Photo by Keri Friedman

It's hard to miss the creative signage on the Nite Hawk Cafe & Lounge on the corner of Interstate Ave & Rosa Parks Way in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. The Nite Hawk, in various incarnations, has existed since 1931. Bill and Elaine Mildenberger bought it in the early 80s and over the years, along with their son Bill, have remodeled and renovated it to become a neighborhood favorite for tasty food & good local company. Photo by Keri Friedman

Buildings in Oregon

If you have been able to visit our exhibit in Hood River over the past week, we hope you spent a few minutes watching images scroll by on a video monitor in the lobby. The monitor features an image from each and every photographer who participated in the project. Below is a sample of images included around the theme of buildings.

 Mid-Columbia Producers' grain elevators from highway 19 in Condon.  Photo by McLaren Stinchfield

Mid-Columbia Producers' grain elevators from highway 19 in Condon. Photo by McLaren Stinchfield

 Horses, used for recreation, on a farm in the Willamette Valley.  Photo by Tom Reiman

Horses, used for recreation, on a farm in the Willamette Valley. Photo by Tom Reiman

 The 125-foot Astoria Column overlooks Astoria and the mouth of the Columbia River.  Photo by Michael Parker

The 125-foot Astoria Column overlooks Astoria and the mouth of the Columbia River. Photo by Michael Parker

Hood River Exhibit Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 7pm, our new exhibit at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River will be kicking off with a presentation by several project participants. We hope you'll join us! In the meantime, today we're sharing one last preview of a few of the images that will be part of the exhibit.

 Dilapidated homestead with its water pump windmill contrasted with modern wind turbines.  Photo by Lynn Woodward

Dilapidated homestead with its water pump windmill contrasted with modern wind turbines. Photo by Lynn Woodward

 Cyclists race at Portland International Raceway.  Photo by Tim LaBarge

Cyclists race at Portland International Raceway. Photo by Tim LaBarge

 The Hood River airport and surroundings as seen from a Cessna 172.  Photo by Brian Burk

The Hood River airport and surroundings as seen from a Cessna 172. Photo by Brian Burk

Hood River Exhibit Sneak Peek

Our exhibit at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River is just around the corner! We hope you can join us for the kick-off presentation on Thursday June 5th at 7pm. If not, stop by and take a peek any time in June. In the meantime, today we're sharing three photos that will be part of the exhibit.

 Kids cool off at the Salmon Street springs in Portland.  Photo by C. Bruce Forster

Kids cool off at the Salmon Street springs in Portland. Photo by C. Bruce Forster

 The corner of 14th and Commercial in Astoria.  Photo by Damian Mulinix

The corner of 14th and Commercial in Astoria. Photo by Damian Mulinix

 The A.H. McIntyre grain elevator north of Athena, photographed at sunrise.  Photo by Fred Joe

The A.H. McIntyre grain elevator north of Athena, photographed at sunrise. Photo by Fred Joe

Evening Strolls

After a long day, several of our photographers closed out the day-long shoot with evening strolls outdoors. Today we're sharing a few of these images from late in the day on July 15th.

 The golden hour during an evening walk around the wheat fields.  Photo by John Bennett

The golden hour during an evening walk around the wheat fields. Photo by John Bennett

 Andrew Dow (left) and his father, Doug, (and Jack the dog) enjoy the view from Mount Pisgah shortly after sunset. The hill, rising about a thousand feet above the surrounding area, is a popular hiking spot, offering panoramic views of the southern Willamette Valley.  Photo by Rob Romig

Andrew Dow (left) and his father, Doug, (and Jack the dog) enjoy the view from Mount Pisgah shortly after sunset. The hill, rising about a thousand feet above the surrounding area, is a popular hiking spot, offering panoramic views of the southern Willamette Valley. Photo by Rob Romig

 Moon, Hawthorne Bridge and Portland cityscape from the Vera Katz Esplanade under the Hawthrone Bridge ramp.  Photo by Sue Zalokar

Moon, Hawthorne Bridge and Portland cityscape from the Vera Katz Esplanade under the Hawthrone Bridge ramp. Photo by Sue Zalokar

The Road Ahead

Project Dayshoot was a journey that many photographers and videographers took together. As we share the fruits of that journey, we're inviting Oregonians to experience the state with us in a whole new way. Today's group of photos symbolize the journey we're on together as Oregonians.

 A row of trees is reflected in the hood of a car as it enters the road home.  Photo by Rebecca Akporiaye

A row of trees is reflected in the hood of a car as it enters the road home. Photo by Rebecca Akporiaye

 Two cars make their way down a straight stretch of U.S. Highway 197 near Criterion Summit.  Photo by Paul Colvin

Two cars make their way down a straight stretch of U.S. Highway 197 near Criterion Summit. Photo by Paul Colvin

 A car leaves a trail of dust as it heads west on Finley Road just south of Corvallis.  Photo by Andy Cripe

A car leaves a trail of dust as it heads west on Finley Road just south of Corvallis. Photo by Andy Cripe

Churches

A few of our photographers sought out and photographed some of the many beautiful churches nestled in small towns all over Oregon. Today we're sharing three photos that really capture the spirit of three distinct churches.

 Sunrise shot at Logan Community Church near Carver.  Photo by Janet Loughrey

Sunrise shot at Logan Community Church near Carver. Photo by Janet Loughrey

 The Church of the Living Waters on the Burns Paiute Reservation. Not much has changed since Keith photographed for this project back in 1983 other than the addition of a wheelchair ramp.  Photo by Keith Skelton

The Church of the Living Waters on the Burns Paiute Reservation. Not much has changed since Keith photographed for this project back in 1983 other than the addition of a wheelchair ramp. Photo by Keith Skelton

 German Methodist Pioneer Church at the Baker Cabin site in Oregon City.  Photo by Dean Walch

German Methodist Pioneer Church at the Baker Cabin site in Oregon City. Photo by Dean Walch