"Foggy building UFO"
I shot this the night we covered Occupy Portland closing. The parks were closed and fenced off, they seemed cold and smaller without all those people. I will put more pics of that night up soon but suffice it to say as photos below show, little actual damage was done to the parks by protesters. I was really amazed at how cleaned up the park was and how little impact the demonstration seemed to have. The turf is replaced every year anyway--and it nearly did not look that bad. I expected far more visible damage. I encourage anyone who is interested in the Occupy situation to not just see it on the news and then judge the parks as being "trashed". If you actually seen it for yourself you may well not agree with what some media outlets said about things. I don't agree with all the varied and sometimes differing opinions we heard down there but I think it is an important right to protest and speak your mind to the government and the world.
I have not been talking much on Ham radio because I have been busy and I have power supply issues, but I am a licensed technician class radio operator. These are my main radios. A Kenwood 2M all mode TR9000 (Left) and A Radio shack TRX-10 (right). I also often use my portable, the VX-7R, 6m, 2m, 220 and 440Mhz transceiver with very wide TX/RX. My call-sign is KF7DFP and I usually listen on 144.2 USB 2M SSB. And on 10M 28.388-28.4 USB.
The night Occupy was doing a vigl for loosing the parks, there was cold fog and it made for some awesome building shots. I don't know why this building has such huge spot lights on it-- they are not strong enough to be able to see the ground.
After photographing the parks from many angles which I will post soon on this site looking for any sign that there had been anything going on at the parks-- I finally found one sign that remains. Somehow the Fall leaves had covered it up or something and thus it was missed by cleanup crews and those who helped cleanup the Occupied park when they left. Giving the amount of security, fences and lights-- I think it is amazing the sign was there. They probably spent more money on fencing off the park then they will actually need to "fix it" after all the "damage" was done. I was told that every year the turf has to be re-done anyway due to mud build up and leaves. I am glad that the Occupy movements are happening and people are standing up for there rights and the rights of the oppressed. People should pay fair taxes and there are many things about our society that seriously need to change. The people who work the hardest do NOT make the most money--and the criminal justice system is a mess--two name just two major problems I want to see changed.