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The Glow Of Portland by metro The Glow Of Portland by metro
Another perspective of Downtown Portland, this time on a clear starry winter night.

HDR composition and such so be sure to full view :D
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FieryandFrosty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
LadyVamp2005 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this pic
NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love this view in the daytime, but it looks so amazing here. Gotta love Portland (and its weirdness). :wow:
nuggz503 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
No other place I call home!! Beautiful!!
171Scorpia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very nice. I just love driving over the I-405 bridge when it's dark. :) Isn't this taken from the Portland Waterfront? I haven't been this close to the Willamette, so I wouldn't know. It looks like a great place for photographs.
WinDrift Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist
you are featured here

TC-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008   Photographer
I love this shot. I've done some HDR from that exact spot though and one thing I noticed is that some of the buildings color has been altered in yours. For example on the one there is a red light on one side and green on the other when they are actually both red.
I was wondering how you created that effect?
metro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
In the holiday season most of the buildings in Portland change to a more festive coloring on the exterior lights so all you have to do is go to the same place in December. No photoshop on the lights needed, lol. :D
farflyer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
I was just there last weekend watching the fire dancers.. it really is beautiful
Mekana-223 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
absolutely Beautiful!
cody29 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
IMO the fence could be removed. But good work.
wolfpupgrl14 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Student General Artist
You captured the beautiful city in its most brilliant time n.n Great shot
Tanager Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... you captured the city so well... now I gotta see if you got a shot of the East Side with the convention center!
Wonderful use of light.
tw1nkles Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007   Photographer
I love Portland so much. Driving over the 405 bridge towards downtown at night gets me a little misty-eyed every time - it's so gorgeous. I never want to live anywhere else. :)
Wolfensolitude Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
I can never get enough of looking over at the twinkling lights as we drive over a brige or sit at the waterfront. Portland is not only cool and weird as the same time it's also beautiful. Someday I want to stop on the Freemont at night just start taking some pictures. Great job with the picture!

orpheo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
very impressive. I had no idea HDR could bring out those blue hues so well. I don't see that out of many other pictures of Portland.
ThEReAlWaZzAr Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Nice =D
adamusic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Stunning, I love this well done :)
Katalan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! =D
Mad-Aries Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Hello, I live in the Portland area and since seeing pictures of Portland at night on Deviant, I've really wanted to try it. I was just wondering if you have any tips as to taking pictures at night? I have a didgital SLR 10.2 megapixel Sony A100, and any help would be appreciated. Great picture by the way. And... what is "HDR?"
metro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
HDR is High Dynamic Range. It consists of taking multiple shots that are under exposed and over exposed to capture all of the shadows and lighting details. You then merge them together and tonemap these highlights so they are brought out in the jpeg. I have a bit if info in my journal pertaining to it which you might find an interesting read.

In terms of shooting at night, I never use a flash for what I shoot. I try to place myself in places that have good ambient lighting so it fills the shot. An open shutter is a most. The longest exposure in this composition is 15 seconds, an ISO of 50, and 2.8 for the aperature. You can also use a higher ISO and shorter shutter to gain similar effects but I have found noise is a problem with my camera with a high ISO. I am still fairly new to using a camera with manual mode so I am sure I just need to fine tune things and practice more.
Mad-Aries Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Alright then, I'll look into your journal entry. Thanks a bunch.
silentmode Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Leaves me speechless. I've never tried shooting HDR at night, but when I see your results.. Awesome work, not easily rivaled.
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