a train on the lower track of portland's steel bridge at night

Trail Rumbles Under the Steel Bridge

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Nighttime on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon with a train crossing over from the west side of the river to the east side on the lower track of the Steel Bridge. I used to live in this neighborhood, just a little north on Naito Parkway, opposite the Amtrak station. I didn’t live there long, it was loud, not the best neighborhood at the time. It’s grown a lot since I lived there though. Lots of new development in the northwest corner; what used to be an entirely industrial area is now more and more residential.

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  • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 32/10 sec
  • Focal length: 75mm
  • Aperture: f/4.0


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