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Flags Popping

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 3 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The flags were really popping in the breeze. This ends the Willamette River series.

PHOTOSHOP - yesterday I mentioned the steep learning curve of Photoshop. These days I use PS primarily as a host for 3rd part plug-ins.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/11.0 ISO 200 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

3 Jan 2010 5:31am

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

U haz paddlewheels over there?

3 Jan 2010 5:58am

@Glenn: Yep, but it sure ain't the Mississippi.

masoud from Iran

cool shot , nice view

3 Jan 2010 6:27am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

ces jolis bateaux à roue me font penser au fleuve Mississipi. Très jolie photo urbaine Jack !

3 Jan 2010 6:29am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great waterfront scene with the city skyline. The old paddle boat looks interesting. Is it a dinner boat while going for rides down the river? Excellent clarity. Nice series.

3 Jan 2010 6:38am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I forgot to ask my son about the paddle boat.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful color and lovely details in this image. I'm sad to see the end of this River Series ! :-(

3 Jan 2010 7:26am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic view of the river and city. I like very much the sharpness and colors, and specially this old-style boat. Very good one :)

3 Jan 2010 8:19am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I like the colors and the intricate details in this image.

3 Jan 2010 8:22am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good morning Jack! In all your pictures I see that you get a wonderful issue! Light and color perfect and very well worked. Your years of practice with the PS has been frankly magnificent good! Your photo today is notable for its composition as usual (good look at yours). It's downright beautiful and grand as your country! Besos teacher and good Sunday!

3 Jan 2010 8:31am

@Fonts: Kisses from you makes my day!

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

It's a great picture, I love the light here !

3 Jan 2010 8:41am

@Peggy M.: Thank you, dear Peggy.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


3 Jan 2010 9:03am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture
have a good sunday

3 Jan 2010 9:41am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot!

3 Jan 2010 9:56am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sharp and striking lovely photo Jack!

3 Jan 2010 11:10am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Crisp and beautifully shot ... this is my favorite of the series, which I've enjoyed, Jack!

3 Jan 2010 1:05pm

@Judy: Thanks. I almost didn't include this one; I'm a sucker for the bridges.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This is a lovely actually looks a lot like the good old Thames in London (except for the US flag!). I guess big rivers in cities everywhere look much the same.

3 Jan 2010 1:29pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great capture. Pretty breezy on this side of the continent too.

3 Jan 2010 2:21pm

don from spokane, United States

That's a great looking paddle wheeler! I haven't been to Portland in so long I probably would be lost downtown. Fine cityscape with the Willamette as a base. Fine shot.

3 Jan 2010 3:27pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

What a "majestic" looking shot...Wonderful color and clarity!!

3 Jan 2010 3:31pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful photo . Processing is super ! Besides great looking water and I like those buildings with lovely light on the windows ! Very sharp, crisp photo that I always respect the most . Not a fan of some blurry , with bad resolution pictures :)))

3 Jan 2010 4:32pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana. I value blur when it is selective focus that is well done. But I'm not attracted to photographs that are consistently blurry throughout. It's an attempt to be mystical I think.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I can feel the cool winter breeze! Great skyline also!

3 Jan 2010 4:36pm

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

dan from Paris, France

Bonne Année Jack, par-delà les océans !

3 Jan 2010 4:55pm

@dan: Merci mon ami.

Barbara from Oakland, United States

John, I would draw the crop line on this photo so that the flag pole is right at the right hand side, and I would cut into the water so that it is a minor player - thus emphasizing the popping flag that you want the viewer to focus on. This would also let me eye focus into the great steamboat and windows of the building. Give it a try!

3 Jan 2010 6:20pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the tones are beautiful ,jack !
friendships !

3 Jan 2010 7:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot. That's a cool old boat there.

3 Jan 2010 7:57pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very nice image, good composition, bravo!

3 Jan 2010 8:06pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

A good strong breeze then. Love the old riverboat.

3 Jan 2010 10:04pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I think this if my favorite of the series, Jack. Love the boat.

3 Jan 2010 10:36pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb. Personally, I love the bridges.

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..a great scene, and great series..

3 Jan 2010 11:05pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice clear colors. I like it.

3 Jan 2010 11:39pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wow, this boat is still using paddles. Beautiful view on the city.

4 Jan 2010 1:21am

Ajay from Pune, India

A beautiful view of a cityscape.

4 Jan 2010 1:21am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

We have a dinner boat on the thames that is similar to this beauty, Jack. And after all these years, I still have never been on it. There is a real romance to these vessels. A lovely shot

4 Jan 2010 4:44am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I think paddles ferry boats are great..looks like it has good years ahead too...lovely capture.lovely light in this shot.

4 Jan 2010 5:12pm