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a max train rolls across while a freight train goes along the lower part of the portland steel bridge

Portland's Steel Bridge

Posted on | Shot on at 18:00:00

The Steel Bridge in downtown Portland. A MAX light rail train rolls along the top while a freight train moves along the lower partition of the bridge. In the distance is one of the two towers of the Portland Convention Center and the Lloyd District (where I worked for a short while). This was shot with a pretty long exposure to catch the sheen of the Willamette River illuminated by an overcast sky that let forth the occasional slight drizzle

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  • bonsoir,
    great night capture..beautiful reflection..Bravo!

  • yeah, pretty cool long exposure here to catch those spectacular details.. great shot! :)

  • oh man the sheen on that river is fabulous! almost looks like a soft ice. and i love the cloud white sky too. this is really A1.

  • I like buildings like that, completely build of steel and that big. With this night-shot and all the lights and their reflections you give a nice impression of your town.
    May I give you some critiscism, too?
    I would like to see a bit more blue in this photo and it could be a bit more sharpen. Then it’d be still more brilliant. I’m sure :-)

  • A spectacular night shot. Love the lights and the reflections. A superb composition, great capture.

  • The water looks like if it’s frozen cause of the long esposure. Looks great!

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EXIF Data

  • Shutter speed: 6 sec
  • Focal length: 17 mm
  • Aperture: f/5.6

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