I'm in Portland, Oregon for the rest of this week for the Photolucida Portfolio Reviews Festival. A few months ago, I was accepted to the reviews for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Photolucida is the same concept on a much, much larger scale. ACP reviews are a single day event, including a portfolio walk. The Photolucida reviews last for four days. Which, at the moment, to me means four times the panic and the I'm-not-worthy-what-the-hell-was-I-thinking moments.
I arrived today to make sure I was here in plenty of time for the orientation. I had plans to walk around in the Pearl District before picking up the registration packet and going to orientation. I hadn't planned on a couple of things; the cold and the rain. And the cold. Not to mention how tired I was after the flight from Atlanta. Did I mention the cold, damp weather? I have no problem admitting I'm a fair weather photographer. Don't get me wrong, if I'm paid, I'll bundle up and head out. But if left to my own devices, I'll take a warm hotel room over rain in a heartbeat.
Problem was, my room wasn't ready when I got to the hotel. I guess I didn't completely consider the time difference. I got on a plane at 8:00AM Atlanta time. When I got to the hotel it was noon Portland time, not quite time to check in. Luckily, there is a lovely restaurant on the bottom floor of the hotel.
Once my room was ready, I intended to take a nap before orientation, but I took a few pictures from my window.
See? Gray and rainy. And cold. But I'm going to go out and do some street photography before I go home. Even if it is cold.