A Summer of Panoramas

I love panoramic images. I’m not sure if it’s the breadth of detail in them or the distortion caused by taking in far more horizontal detail than the human eye can physically see, but I dig ’em. Thankfully smart phone technology includes really cool panoramic built-in features and I take my phone on almost every SUP paddle. Below is a collection of my favorite panoramas from this past summer. Please click on the ones you like to see the larger version, there’s some great detail captured in there!

 

A panorama of the Willamette River
Soaking in the city from the pier at the OMSI
Tilikum and Marquam Bridges
I’m sitting next to a submarine while this gorgeous morning unfolds on the river
My favorite new bridge, Tilikum Crossing in Portland, Oregon
My favorite new bridge, Tilikum Crossing in Portland, Oregon

Vancouver Lake 45 minutes before the Gorge winds shredded it to bits.
Vancouver Lake 45 minutes before the Gorge winds shredded it to bits.
Tilikum Crossing and Marquam Bridge 2.
Tilikum Crossing and Marquam Bridge 2.
Sunset on Willamette River
Watching the sunset from a little chunk of industrial remains.
Graffiti wall on the river
Not the best step for bare feet on the side of the Willamette River.
B/W version of my industrial stopover during the Tilikum Crossing bridge lighting
B/W version of my industrial stopover during the Tilikum Crossing bridge lighting
Fireworks panorama
I had to try! I’m impressed my iPhone managed to stay relatively in focus in pure black!
Headed to Tom McCall Park for the free symphony and fireworks
Headed to Tom McCall Park for the free symphony and fireworks
Pausing at the north tip of Ross Island for happy hour.
Pausing at the north tip of Ross Island for happy hour.
paddleboard and sunset
My Bark Dominator resting on the south beach of Ross Island
My Bark Dominator resting on the south beach of Ross Island, #2
My Bark Dominator resting on the south beach of Ross Island, #2
SUP panorama
Brett Murray pausing to take in the sunset on Ross Island #2
ross island panorama
Brett Murray pausing to take in the sunset on Ross Island
SUP Tilikum Crossing
Brett Murray in the foreground. Our quick pause before the second half of the paddle.
SUP Toe Island
Playing around near Toe Island.
Headed out for a night paddle around Ross Island
Headed out for a night paddle around Ross Island
Headed out for a night paddle around Ross Island #2
Headed out for a night paddle around Ross Island #2
A SUP paddle adventure to listen to the Jazz Festival.
A SUP paddle adventure to listen to the Jazz Festival.
4th of July night paddle to watch the fireworks show on the Willamette River
4th of July night paddle to watch the fireworks show on the Willamette River
A quick happy hour stop on Ross Island this past July 4.
A quick happy hour stop on Ross Island this past July 4.
Snack break while the fog rolls by in Nehalem Bay
Snack break while the fog rolls by in Nehalem Bay
Super wide panorama of Nehalem Bay
Super wide panorama of Nehalem Bay
Getting ready for our paddle to the mouth of the Nehalem Bay jetty.
Getting ready for our paddle to the mouth of the Nehalem Bay jetty.
Rob Leeds and Zack Downen horsing around near Ross Island
Rob Leeds and Zack Downen horsing around near Ross Island
Trolling for boat wakes near Ross Island Bridge
Trolling for boat wakes near Ross Island Bridge
Two wake chargers fueling up on the north beach of Ross Island
Two wake chargers fueling up on the north beach of Ross Island
Brett Downen chilling in the warm summer sun on Ross Island.
Brett Downen chilling in the warm summer sun on Ross Island.
My Bark Dominator resting on the south beach of Ross Island #4
My Bark Dominator resting on the south beach of Ross Island #4
A glossy stretch of the Willamette River near Canby, Oregon
A glossy stretch of the Willamette River near Canby, Oregon
Downtown PDX from the OMSI pier
Downtown PDX from the OMSI pier
submarine and OMSI
The famous submarine from the movie The Hunt for Red October
PDX from OMSI pier
PDX from OMSI pier

About the author

A lifelong surfer and now a regular SUP'r, Brett has lived in Portland, Oregon for 16 years. With a lifetime of shoulder wear from paddling, SUP was a logical transition to keep him on the water. Now he SUP surfs, downwinds, races, and recreationally paddles with friends and family as much as life will allow.