a spray can in the weeds outside an abandoned building in portland's pirate town

Pirate Town, Portland

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An old, abandoned building in Pirate Town on the University of Portland campus in North Portland, Oregon.

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  • First second I thought it was a dead fish, which gave the photo a very macabre turn .
    Seeing that’s it’s a can (or newspaper??) turned the macabre light on our society. We pollute ourselves to death.

  • great perspective to shoot this from, it’s exactly as ilan says.. polluting ourselves to death.. tsk3.. excellent shot though.. :)

  • Love this shot! The perspective is great, love how you got that spray paint can (?) in the foreground.

  • Love this shot! The perspective is great, love how you got that spray paint can (?) in the foreground.

  • oh no – did someone loose their literature?

    okay smart remarks aside i love that we can see through the building to the blue sky on the other side. a great mix here – things abandoned/lost – creative expression with graffiti and then growth and blue sky.

  • pirate town isn’t at portland state, its at the university of portland. but i do love this photo!

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  • Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
  • Focal length: 17 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.0


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