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The Original

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

In the Willamette River series, this begins a group of three shots, the original and two variations. Today's is the original.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 200 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Love the colors here! Can't wait to see the others.

27 Dec 2009 5:27am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

quelles belles couleurs !

27 Dec 2009 6:32am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very colorful and interesting perspective.

27 Dec 2009 6:37am

[email protected] from Paris, France

Another POV with flourishing colors. The bunch of golden leaves seem to hold the bridge !

27 Dec 2009 7:04am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like the way the yellow leaves frame the photo and put the brilliant light in it. Beautiful perspective.

27 Dec 2009 7:05am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States


27 Dec 2009 7:13am

Manola from Bassens, France

cela change de nos photos d'hiver d'Europe: lumineux comme j'aime!!!;-))

27 Dec 2009 7:45am

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic shot, Jack
have a nice sunday

27 Dec 2009 9:03am

Momo from Montpellier, France

a beautiful bouquet of color, and imagine that, in a city...that shock of gold does seem to hold it all together...nice...

27 Dec 2009 9:44am

@Momo: Classic for the Pacific Northwest.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful orange and blue. You are on the better side :)

27 Dec 2009 11:36am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Flamboyant colors and the perspective of the bridge that carries into the city. Everything is bathed in bright light is beautiful and the light is good amidst the gray today. Good week, Jack, before switching to 2010.

27 Dec 2009 12:05pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful no matter what and that golden tree, is pure gold in any colour ;)

27 Dec 2009 1:24pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Very nice angle, a great view on the city.

27 Dec 2009 1:30pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a beautiful scene! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful time together! Merry Christmas!

27 Dec 2009 1:48pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent perspective. Brilliant colors in that tree.

27 Dec 2009 1:54pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice composition work and amazing colors between the city and bridge and the trees!

27 Dec 2009 2:38pm

don from spokane, United States

I like this version with its nice autumn look. The bridge stretches across and takes us right into the city. Very nice.

27 Dec 2009 2:52pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a spectacular shot. it really draws you in . . .

27 Dec 2009 3:03pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Great perspective and colors. There are some fun details to explore, such as the bus on the bridge.

27 Dec 2009 3:19pm

@dabbler: Better bus shots in couple of the other photographs in the series.

dideban from mashhad, Iran

I love yellow, very nice colour and shot

27 Dec 2009 3:37pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I thought this looked familiar. I've been here! Happy Dec. 27th, Jack.

27 Dec 2009 5:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautifully composed picture, with great angle showing the size and beauty of the bridge :))

27 Dec 2009 5:44pm

@MARIANA: Merci. Now I am better!!

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a wonderful shot. Beautifully composed.

27 Dec 2009 6:25pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

This is going to be interesting, Jack. The first shot is an absolute gem, great colour and perspective.

27 Dec 2009 6:33pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A very attractive capture ... will look forward to the variations.

27 Dec 2009 7:44pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderfully composed, and brilliant colors......look forward to seeing variations.......

27 Dec 2009 8:13pm

@Susan: The B&W variations are mainly for experimentation and fun.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

you've picked a nice "bridge" between the city and nature, jack!

27 Dec 2009 8:15pm

@marc battault: The nature part is a little bit deceptive, Marc. It was just a gorgeous tree next to a huge, wonderful esplanade on the east side of the river.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Couleurs et cadrage superbes! Bravo"

27 Dec 2009 8:22pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great perspective. A wonderful shot, Jack!

27 Dec 2009 9:48pm

alex centrella from California, United States

a beautiful scene !

27 Dec 2009 10:36pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

the sun the water, the bridge, very nice capture, here it is cold

27 Dec 2009 11:44pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

love this bridge shot! and the color is beautiful

28 Dec 2009 12:58am

@Charles Dastodd: Thank you. You have some outstanding work. I wish that you were on Am3.

Ajay from Pune, India

Quality of colours is still maintained.

28 Dec 2009 1:19am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful shot...wonderful colors

28 Dec 2009 4:28pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

beautiful, love the lines and colors

28 Dec 2009 4:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very colorful and lovely shot.

28 Dec 2009 5:31pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautiful pov and frame -- love the bright yellow of the trees!

28 Dec 2009 7:11pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


28 Dec 2009 7:30pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Pretty scene, Jack. In 1995 I ran the Portland Marathon and remember crossing a bridge like this in the last mile or so. Of course I know there are tons of bridges in Portland (I'll never forget the killer bridge at about mile 17 that was preceded by a long, steep hill). Most of the last eight miles were along the bluffs above the Willamette, and even though my focus was elsewhere, I remember thinking what a pretty city Portland was (and no doubt still is).

29 Dec 2009 6:10pm

@Gary Hart: Our son, Mark, has run the Portland Marathon a couple of times and plans to do it again this October. He also put his name in the hopper for the NY Marathon. (In 1995, we were still living in San Rafael. It was great because all of the kids loved to come visit, i.e., dump their bags and head for the City.)

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely colors and beautiful framing.

29 Dec 2009 9:03pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie lumière dans cette composition. Happy new year.

1 Jan 2010 4:55pm