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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 12 March 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Let's take a little break from flowers (although I have lots of them to put up). I love big bells like this. This is in front of the Convention Center in Portland. I took it when I was at the "Photoshop CS4 for Photographers" workshop last month. It is a memorial for something, but I can't remember what.

INTERNET ACCESS SHUT DOWN - My Internet access is shut down until Saturday morning.


SABBATICAL - For personal reasons, I am taking a sabbatical from Aminus 3, effective immediately. I have photographs in the system to post through March 18. I wish you joy in your personal and photographic journeys.

Canon PowerShot G11 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 80 7 mm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is great. Nice change, too, Jack, but so different from the close up flowers. Interesting Gong.

12 Mar 2010 5:08am

Bettina from United States

Wow, what a surprise in change of images. But more what a beautiful picture! Those warm sun tones.

12 Mar 2010 5:50am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Going, going, Gong ! ;-)
(Sometimes I can't help myself !)

12 Mar 2010 6:29am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Its for waking up ppl, i think. lovely warm n cold tones

12 Mar 2010 6:40am

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic capture

12 Mar 2010 6:42am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow wonderful capture

12 Mar 2010 6:44am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This will give a lot of noise!

12 Mar 2010 7:06am

STEED from Gueret, France

It remains me It's a long time I've not listened" David ALLEN'S GONG "......Nice capture,Jack....

12 Mar 2010 7:40am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

At the bell he smokes! One intriguing explanation Jack ... thanks for updating us! In the image I see a strange construction. Strong columns, a transparent roof and amid the bell. Powerful image after your precious flowers. I like the photographer's point of view! You can invent a story and illustrate it with your photo. Many kisses Jack!

12 Mar 2010 8:04am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful ! Superb colors !

12 Mar 2010 8:35am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Bet that makes a loud noise! Nice to see.

12 Mar 2010 9:09am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful colors and composition !

12 Mar 2010 9:33am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic! The colours are as amazing as they are in your flower pictures. Great capture.

12 Mar 2010 10:02am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

On se croirait presque en Asie. Très belles couleurs !

12 Mar 2010 10:07am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I love the lighting and tones. So crisp and clear.

12 Mar 2010 11:36am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Looks like you had such a beautiful day when you shot this and such a super shot of this interesting bell, and I have no idea why I am thinking this but must have seen it or read something about it sometime but I believe this is donation from Saporro Japan and is called a friendship bell, I believe Portland and Sapporo are sister city's

Have a good weekend

12 Mar 2010 12:39pm

@JJ: I Googled it. You are absolutely correct.

Jaap from Netherlands

Impressive subject. Nice shot.

12 Mar 2010 12:41pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

phenomenal colors

12 Mar 2010 3:15pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Jack, what a beautiful structure you discovered. I've never seen anything like this but am entirely intrigued. (and I always welcome anything but flowers!)

12 Mar 2010 3:37pm

Don from spokane, United States

An impressive structure and decoration of a public place. Nice detail and color. Looks very good!

12 Mar 2010 4:08pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very nice place, and the warm light is very pleasant.

12 Mar 2010 5:48pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wow, this is a big one...! Beautiful roof too:-)

12 Mar 2010 9:22pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Superb 5! Well done!

12 Mar 2010 10:19pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Very nice shot!

12 Mar 2010 11:00pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful sharpness, I thought it was the smoke stack on top!

12 Mar 2010 11:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This reminds me of so many of the big bells in the bell towers in China. I love the soft light in this shot.

13 Mar 2010 12:22am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Nice warm light here

13 Mar 2010 1:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Oh darn, I just read the message on your blog that said you were taking a sabbatical.
I'm me you are such an inspiration, as well as a resource,
and truly part of the "backbone" of the AM3 Photoblog site.
I just hate to see you leave us for any length of time.
I will miss your great good spirit and your skilled photos and your comments.
Hope all is resolved SOON !!!
My best to you, Dulcie

13 Mar 2010 3:10am

@Dulcie: Thank you; you are very kind.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Will miss your comments, Jack!! Enjoy your time away!!

13 Mar 2010 3:27am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image, Jack. Those big bells are wonderful. Here's one you might like.

13 Mar 2010 4:57am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

The clarity and colour are superb and coming from a point and shoot that is something special! ;) I hope you have some close up of this gorgeous bell. :)

13 Mar 2010 7:47am