horses galloped, soldiers paraded and practiced aim, generals entertained, soldiers trained for two world wars. the vancouver barracks parade ground, officers row in the distance. the ground is falling downward whilst spreading across the horizon. moving the camera from the left to the right in pano mode creates this unusual scenic of the oak and parade grounds. panoramic snap of a building near fort vancouver that would have taken multiple snaps to get every inch of clapboard. staying on the panoramic feature this shot is along the parade grounds of said fort and is taken me on the backside looking skyward. off to the right of fencing is a berm that carries the bnsf railroad which in the early 1800’s was not there so what is today known as the back side of fort vancouver was then the front door looking out over the columbia river. this is a replica gateway and fencing depicting that era when wagon and horse followed roadway to waters edge. behind me is the walkway leading onto a landbridge taking hiker over state highway 14, through a berm for the bnsf railroad, and to the columbia river. this land bridge was constructed to reconnect fort to river for historical purposes as in the fort’s heyday the berm and railway on the right or freeway did not exist. the diagram on the left side wall shows roadways and housing in the early, early days of fort vancouver. the land-bridge ends here; through this portal in the berm one passes from present to past and back again. in the background, left center can be seen the oldest apple tree in the pacific nw planted in 1826. here the berm that seperates fort from river supports a freight train of bnsf. in this snap the distance from right to left could not be expressed in one shot other than using a panoramic setting which compressed image; on the right the walk way up to the red lion inn and restaurant, on the left the interstate bridge between oregon and washington state. walking west from the bridge with the red lion inn on the far left, then bridge, columbia river, oregon making up the horizon, the railing which supports me, and a value not sure of the use for. for the love of photography Written by jimberly Advertisements Share this:TwitterLinkedInFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.