looking down on south burnside avenue from the pittock mansion

South Burnside Avenue

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South Burnside Avenue as seen from the Pittock Mansion in Portland’s West Hills. I really liked this shot because you could read the signs “Volvo” and across the street from that “Fred Meyer”. The buildings behind that are new condos — to the right out of view is the baseball/soccer stadium — Portland’s slated to get a MLS team sometime in 2012 (or something like that). In the top left corner is Powell’s Bookstore.

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  • the scene looks so miniature-ish! :D great vantage point and capture! :)

  • well more than that i like all the layers in it and with this one the fact that there is no sky. the buildings themselves have that crowded ‘bookstore’ feeling to them. as if there is too much to see/know – so no time for clear sky.

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  • Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
  • Focal length: 300 mm
  • Aperture: f/9.0


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