looking south on broadway avenue on a rainy day. a porche in the foreground and the portland marriot in the background.

SW Broadway, Portland

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A rainy sunday afternoon on SW Broadway in Portland, OR. The intersection directly ahead is Washington and Broadway and that’s the Portland Marriot with the Peet’s Coffee on the ground level which was always a cozy place on a rainy afternoon.

The cover photo for Sleater Kinney’s album, The Hot Rock was shot a little bit further up on Broadway but this photo has always reminded me of that album cover.

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  • beautiful expanse of wet sidewalk (know that might not seem like a big deal but it doesn’t rain much here so i’m envious of your photo opportunity). i also really like the gestures of the figures. almost like they are turning to see what the photographer is interested in.

  • haven’t heard of sleater kinney but i googled them and learned about a new genre.. ‘riot grrrl’ :D

  • @Rian i think you have to live in the rainy northwest to understand the music ;)

  • I assume the Porsche is yours? Awesome city scene with a good mix of architecture and it looks great in B&W. Nice work!

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  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
  • Focal length: 173 mm
  • Aperture: f/2.8


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