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Portland, Oregon city lights reflecting in the Willamette River

Portland, Oregon city lights reflecting in the Willamette River
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21 Comments | Report
Carli
 
Carli May 30, 2012
nice shot! :D
MichelleAnnHarrison
 
MichelleAnnHarrison June 13, 2012
Congratulations
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography June 13, 2012
Great shot!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions June 13, 2012
congrats
SilverCity
 
SilverCity June 14, 2012
Great shot, recognized it right away lived there 20 years
cycyak1 PRO+
 
cycyak1 June 14, 2012
Very well done! Congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 15, 2012
Beautiful capture of light with wonderful clarity!
Tulips
 
Tulips June 15, 2012
Wo! Superb!
Nikolai
 
Nikolai June 21, 2012
great shot
ArtQ
 
ArtQ July 04, 2012
very nice capture
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD October 07, 2012
Very nice capture, love it !
PKnot
 
PKnot January 16, 2013
Very nice! From Vera's Esplanade?
ChrysRizzo
 
ChrysRizzo July 15, 2013
good job
gautamtarafder
 
gautamtarafder August 14, 2013
Brilliant..... :-)
Thimbee
 
Thimbee September 16, 2013
Lovely. Congrats
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 September 16, 2013
Beautiful
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 September 16, 2013
Beautiful
robinjohnson
 
robinjohnson September 23, 2013
Beautiful shot, voted.
BigMike58
 
BigMike58 November 12, 2013
One of my favorite places to shot in Portland
moniqueelferink
 
moniqueelferink May 19, 2016
Nice one! great reflections!
pmjfloyd
 
pmjfloyd May 25, 2016
Nice capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
Portland, Oregon Eastside Esplanade.
Time
I attended a class thorugh Camera World on taking photos of the Portland City Nights. It was in the evening not long after the sun set.
Lighting
Since it was not long after the sun set, the sky was still light and had color. The water was quiet and still and the lights from the city reflected beautifully on the river. In the upper left hand corner you can barely see a planet. I don't remember which one it was, but it was bright.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D3000 and Nikon 50-200 lens. I used a tripod. I did not use any flash.
Inspiration
The city waterfront was the class subject. did want to get the boat in the photo because it looked so peaceful sitting on the water; however, I didn't want to make the the focal point. I also wanted to include the clouds, sky and planet.
Editing
I cropped the photo to put the boat off to the side more. I may have enhanced the colors.
In my camera bag
I usually bring my Nikon D3000, all of my lenses and my tripod.
Feedback
I highly recommend a tripod when trying to capturing city lights. I think it's a good idea to have a secondary focal point when taking a photo like this. The boat in this photo makes the photo interesting without drawing from the primary focal point of the river and the city lights.

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