This year I have been to OHSU in Portland (Oregon Health & Science University) a LOT! While I won't go into all the details about the trips I will say that the last trip we made was my second time in which we had to stay over night.

There is always a lot going on at OHSU it seems like. The place is a city  unto itself. While a majority of the people that you see either work there, go to school there, or are patients there, you will see a few groups of sight seers as well. The hospital is a mix of old and new architecture and the ariel tram that takes you from the buildings by the river to the main hospital is an engineering marvel (and fun to ride).

I knew that we would have some down time during the day and possibly at night. With that I mind I packed light and only brought my fuji x-100. The more I use this little camera the more I love it. In some cases I would not have taken the photos I did simply because a bigger camera would have drawn more attention to myself.

Anyway, I found that I was drawn to contrast of the location. Metal and stone, large and small, busy and quite. The light was also a big factor. I was shooting mostly around 3-5 in the afternoon and I simply had contrasty light. With that in mind I embraced it and used it to make the photos you see below. I love how harsh and "abrupt" the contrast makes the photos feel. Enjoy.

Keep in mind that you can click on the photos to see them bigger.

Photos shot with a Fuji x-100. Processed with VSCO film for Aperture 3.