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Leaving Portland

The title pretty much says it all.

My wife and I moved here in April of 2006 to allow me to start my career...and what a great place to start. Portland has been a wonderful place to live. It's a great city...in a beautiful part of the country...and has a lot of things to suite anyone's taste in culture, art, entertainment, etc.

 

However, Portland was always a stepping stone location for us...a means to an end that preferably had us heading back east and closer to home. That time has finally come. Last week I was offered a job in Arkansas, which I gladly accepted! We officially leave town on April 28th, just a few short weeks away now!

 

Before I leave though, I wanted to take a moment and share a thought or two about my time on flickr. In 2007 I was introduced to the world of flickr. After following (often times totally astounded at the images that were produced by them) the flickr streams of folks such as Jesse, Ara, Danielle, and perhaps most influential and encouraging to me, Zeb, I decided to join this world of flickr.

 

Thus began a fantastic journey for me. I've grown to really love photography over the last 2 years. I've met a lot of people, some of whom (such as Victor) I've been shooting with several times and have become good friends with. The knowledge that I've acquired through my interactions with all of my flickr buddies is priceless, and I have appreciated all the time people have spent to explain the most simplest of tasks.

 

Finally...in the age of the internet...I don't guess this is really goodbye. I will continue to follow all of my friends streams (most likely in an envious manner during times like the tulip festival, etc), and hope you will do the same with me. Arkansas may not have a Ramona or Multnomah falls...nor vast wild flower meadows high up on volcanic peaks...but it does have STORMS! Oh how I have missed my thunderstorms!

 

P.S. - That last note was a shout out to Little M. I think it's a shout out b/c of her comment on this picture. ;o) Looks like I'll get my storms after all M!

 

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Taken on October 9, 2008