the lights of downtown portland reflected in the Willamette river

Portland and the Willamette River

Posted on | Shot on at 18:00:00

You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit inattentive lately. Well, it’s because I’ve been busy taking photos in Portland and catching up with old schoolmates. I’ll catch up with everyone in the next few days. Promise. In the meantime, this is one of my favorites of the trip, maybe the favorite of the trip. Shot very, very early in the morning on the banks of the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Eastbank Esplanade.

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  • Sounds nice cathing up with old friends.
    Great shot at an great angle. It’s always funny to see how city lights behave under long exposures. But the greatest thing is the grass moving around. It’s delicate and organic form creates such great contrast to the massive structures of the bustling city.

  • Excellent night shot Joe. Love the clarity and the reflections. Great sharpness, beautifully composed shot.

  • love the sense of movement in the grass as well as the color of it.
    always important to catch up with people face to face when you can – imagine how rude it would be to say – sorry guys you’ll have to wait while i make my daily photoblog rounds. too crazy. we’ll still be here when you finish your visit.

  • i so adore long exposures of cities.. this one looks particularly great too! nice work! :)

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  • Shutter speed: 5 sec
  • Focal length: 24 mm
  • Aperture: f/10.0


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