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Video: Harp Music

"It relaxes me," says Dene Bish, of James Excell's Celtic folk harp music. "It alleviates my headaches, reduces tension, tremors and rigidity. Often the effects will last through the evening, until I go to sleep." Bish suffers from Multiple Systems Atrophy and is under hospice care in her home. She looks forward to weekly visits from Excell.

Video by Betty Udesen, taken in Talent, Oregon.

Portraits

Photographers have always created portraits, and Project Dayshoot resulted in many incredible examples of the form. Here are just a few of the wonderful portraits of Oregonians that were taken on July 15th. 

Portlander Jeffrey Ayers on the corner of Killingsworth and Albina.  Photo by Intisar Abioto  

Portlander Jeffrey Ayers on the corner of Killingsworth and Albina. Photo by Intisar Abioto 

Ron Meyer, 75, and his wife, Lana, are the third generation to own and run Meyer Orchards, which has been in business for 103 years.  Photo by Betty Udesen

Ron Meyer, 75, and his wife, Lana, are the third generation to own and run Meyer Orchards, which has been in business for 103 years. Photo by Betty Udesen

Portrait of a young girl in Peninsula Park, North Portland.  Photo by Helen Silvis

Portrait of a young girl in Peninsula Park, North Portland. Photo by Helen Silvis