Hi, I'm Paul

I'm a software geek, photographer, yogi and dog lover

Photo Rally

4 minutes
October 2, 2005

Portland Community College have organised a photo rally (a treasure hunt really) at their Sylvania campus. I decided to take up the challenge today, and here are the results.

[![Bark](/u/2007/03/11/bark_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/bark.jpg) Start at the library, just to the left and behind the bus kiosks. Head to the red. While walking, take a close-up picture of the peeling white canoe construction material used by Native Americans in the East and Midwest.
[![Rockets](/u/2007/03/11/rockets_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/rockets.jpg) Shoot all six rockets on the needle.
[![Teepee](/u/2007/03/11/teepee_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/teepee.jpg) Take a picture of the library sign over the small rusty teepee-like sculpture.
[![Butt Stop](/u/2007/03/11/butt_stop_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/butt_stop.jpg) While on the same plateau, shoot the Butt Stop.
[![Playing](/u/2007/03/11/playing_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/playing.jpg) Cross over to the Little Theatre area. Show whats playing in the middle (with pins).
[![Refreshing](/u/2007/03/11/refreshing_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/refreshing.jpg) Head towards parking lot, but before getting there ... Show something refreshing with lights, on the side of the building.
[![Serpent [1]](/u/2007/03/11/serpent_1_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/serpent_1.jpg) Show the inline serpents twice - once all sharp,
[![Serpent [2]](/u/2007/03/11/serpent_2_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/serpent_2.jpg) one fading into fuzzy.
[![Rainbow](/u/2007/03/11/rainbow_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/rainbow.jpg) Take a picture of a rainbow with an apple on top.
[![Warning [1]](/u/2007/03/11/warning_1_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/warning_1.jpg) Go around the building, and while enroute to your next destination ... take two photographs of two different kinds of warning signs, one on your right,
[![Warning [2]](/u/2007/03/11/warning_2_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/warning_2.jpg) one on the left
[![Messages](/u/2007/03/11/messages_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/messages.jpg) Turn left, downhill. Take a picture of a place where dogs love to leave messages.
[![Stop](/u/2007/03/11/stop_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/stop.jpg) Photograph the plea for 'being able to stop quickly', with the maple tree behind it.
[![Sleeping Tools](/u/2007/03/11/sleeping_tools_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/sleeping_tools.jpg) Shoot the place where tools sleep, frames with flora and guidance systems.
[![Pine Cones](/u/2007/03/11/pine_cones_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/pine_cones.jpg) Silhouette the pine branches and cones, with a celestial backdrop.
[![Danger](/u/2007/03/11/danger_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/danger.jpg) Enter at the Do Not Enter. Photograph the Danger Warning on the machine screen while having your lens touch the protective screen (between the verticals), and shooting wide open for shallow depth of field.
[![Circles](/u/2007/03/11/circles_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/circles.jpg) Follow the sidewalk and go left up the stairs. Shoot the black circles.
[![Mercury](/u/2007/03/11/mercury_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/mercury.jpg) Proceed up. Take a picture of the name of the only metal which is liquid at ordinary temperatures, without you in it.
[![Profiles](/u/2007/03/11/profiles_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/profiles.jpg) Stay straight and then turn right on the sidewalk, passing the toilets. Turn left at the grove of four. Take one picture showing two profiles and one straight face of the three unmoving subjects.
[![Mermaid](/u/2007/03/11/mermaid_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/mermaid.jpg) Go to the nearby building. Show where a mermaid might be comfortable, with everything sharp.
[![Annex](/u/2007/03/11/annex_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/annex.jpg) Turn right, into the building. Take a picture of the Annex, without the Seattle.
[![Frappacino](/u/2007/03/11/frappacino_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/frappacino.jpg) Move to the end case. Take a picture of the Frappacino without competition.
[![Flyer](/u/2007/03/11/flyer_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/flyer.jpg) Walk to the notices under cover. Go in for a close look at an information flyer.
[![Shaft](/u/2007/03/11/shaft_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/shaft.jpg) Take a picture where you get the shaft, either side.
[![Storage](/u/2007/03/11/storage_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/storage.jpg) Go downstairs. Photograph the secure storage once, with sharp up-close and fuzzy in the distance.
[![Notches](/u/2007/03/11/notches_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/notches.jpg) Show 39 notches on a wheel.
[![Hot and Fast](/u/2007/03/11/hot_and_fast_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/hot_and_fast.jpg) Take a picture of the device where you can get something hot, fast.
[![Copycat](/u/2007/03/11/copycat_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/copycat.jpg) Show the LED instructions on the copycat.
[![Elevator](/u/2007/03/11/elevator_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/elevator.jpg) Go back to the elevator, and while walking, take a light meter reading of the center of the building. Then go into the elevator and travel up to the top. While riding up to the top floor, take a picture out the window showing vertical motion.
[![Favorite](/u/2007/03/11/favorite_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/favorite.jpg) Walk to the light brown display cases. Shoot your favorite without you in it.
[![Reflections [1]](/u/2007/03/11/reflections_1_thumbnail1.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/reflections_11.jpg) Go down two levels, using the stairs and exit out the doors on the opposite side of where you first entered. Turn left and go down the stairs, turning left again. Go through the white traffic gates. Turn left at the dumpster, following the sidewalk by the building. Take 2 pictures of the pool building area, with and without reflections on the window.
[![Reflections [2]](/u/2007/03/11/reflections_2_thumbnail1.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/reflections_21.jpg)
[![Foliage](/u/2007/03/11/foliage_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/foliage.jpg) Go upstairs, turn right and go up more stairs. Then turn left. Approaching the stairs, near the entry to the CC, veer diagonally for 60 feet. While stainding in one stop, unmoving, take two pictures of the dedication on the natural monument - one with the foliage in sharp, and the other with the foliage out of focus.
[![Clock](/u/2007/03/11/clock_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/clock.jpg) Turn right and go up the stairs into the College Center. Go upstairs again. Take a picture of the glowing mechanical device that governs our schedules.
[![Eyes](/u/2007/03/11/eyes_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/eyes.jpg) Near the FYI counter, take one picture of the vertical robotic eyes without more post than necessary
[![Spy](/u/2007/03/11/spy_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/spy.jpg) Be an international spy. Show the communication device top line sharp, but make the bottom line unintelligible.
[![Juice It Up](/u/2007/03/11/juice_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/juice.jpg) Go downstairs by the Juice It Up. Make the JUI signage words be visually amicable with the color.
[![Dining Hall](/u/2007/03/11/dining_thumbnail.jpg) ](/u/2007/03/11/dining.jpg) Go down the hall and turn right, approaching the dining hall. Shoot a wide angle of the dining hall.