It's almost time for us to get to work on our annual Perspective edition - and, as always, we'd like your help.

The theme for this year's Perspective is '24 Hours,' and it will consist of photos and short stories about one 24-hour period in our community.

The 24 hours we have chosen to document is Friday, Jan. 25, from 12:01 a.m. until midnight Friday night, and we want to include everything happening in the Lake Oswego, West Linn, Dunthorpe, Rivergrove area that we can in this special magazine section.

Perspective itself will come out in the Lake Oswego Review and West Linn Tidings on Thursday, March 13.

But the big day - the only 24 hours we care about - is Friday, Jan. 25.

We'll have our own Review and Tidings reporters and photographers out all day that day, shooting pictures at the local police and fire stations, schools, public buildings and gathering places, parks and local business areas and neighborhoods. We are even bringing in some help from our sister newspapers, the Beaverton Valley Times and The Times of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. (We will be helping the Times people one week earlier for a similar project in their circulation area).

How do you get involved? Take pictures of whatever is going on around you, at home, at school, at work, in your neighborhood or around town.

We hope to use many of your photos along with our own in the special section.

We're interested in shots of your family, your pets, your classmates, your parents' (or your own) work places, whether it's a farm, a small business, a home-based business or a multi-story office building. You might take photos of your afternoon at the library, the store or the big game Friday night. It's all eligible for our special '24 Hours' edition of Perspective if it happens Friday, Jan. 25.

Please e-mail those photos over to us by the end of January.

Simply e-mail us jpeg files of any photos you take that day, and be sure to include information identifying who is in the pictures and what's going on, either in a Word attachment or simply in the main e-mail message.

For more information on the project, feel free to call Martin Forbes, Review editor, at 503-635-8811, ext. 102, or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

His e-mail address is also where all photos should be sent.

Thanks for your help. We look forward to working with you.

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