Astoria revisited

After the fiasco with the light-leaking Hasselblad back and 4 rolls of ruined film, I returned to Astoria to make my photos all over again. This time the fog was heavy and the skies white. I didn’t mind. I spent about 4 hours walking along the water front taking many rolls of film. Here are a few from that day.





you can barely see the base of the bridge

you can barely see the base of the bridge

Big Red

Big Red



several layers of fog

several layers of fog

If interested, here is a bit of background information about Astoria, as found on Wikipedia:

“Astoria is the seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Situated near the mouth of the Columbia River, the city was named after the American investor John Jacob Astor. His American Fur Company founded Fort Astoria at the site in 1811. Astoria was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 20, 1876.

Located on the south shore of the Columbia river, the city is served by the deepwater Port of Astoria. Transportation includes the Astoria Regional Airport with U.S. Route 30 and U.S. Route 101 as the main highways, and the 4.2-mile (6.8 km) Astoria–Megler Bridge connecting to neighboring Washington across the river. The population was 9,477 at the 2010 census.”

For movie buffs, there is this:

“Astoria was the setting of the 1985 movie The Goonies, which was filmed on location. Other movies filmed in Astoria include Short Circuit, The Black Stallion, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Benji the Hunted, The Ring Two, Into the Wild, The Guardian and Cthulhu.”

(all photos were taken on my Hasselblad 500 CM with Ilford 125 film. Developed at home in Ilfosol 3)



About gretchen

I love living in the Pacific Northwest being close to the mountains and the ocean. My hobbies include photography, travel, reading, biking, walking and gardening. I am an Anglophile at heart and try to visit the UK often. My camera goes everywhere with me.
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