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Sekkle May 19, 2011 7:08 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon | nightcrawling
 
I wanted to do something a little different, so I only included night (or early morning, pre-dawn) photos in this thread. Hope you can deal with the lack of variety.

Links to my last 4 threads…

Seattle (April 2011)_____________Portland (March 2011)__________Portland (January 2011)________Portland (December 2010)



























































































Expat May 19, 2011 8:04 PM

These photographs are beautiful. And really fun, too. Great tour.

downtownpdx May 19, 2011 8:07 PM

Awesome, as always! No worries, plenty of nighttime variety and beauty here. Makes me reeeeaaallly wish my cam took night shots! I feel like I just wandered the city by myself, sleepwalking or drunk. Not sure. Lots of great shots -- one of my faves:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/...508749b6_b.jpg

Travis007 May 19, 2011 9:07 PM

Beautiful photos, very sharp! Night photography is so fascinating, as it brings out an extra dimension of interest in urbanity, not available during the day.

photoLith May 19, 2011 11:25 PM

Dude, uh wow, absolutely freakin incredible photos. Portland never looked so good, wow.

ColDayMan May 20, 2011 3:59 AM

Another knock-out thread!

ifeeldope9779 May 20, 2011 5:51 AM

My cousin just passed here on his road trip and told me how much I'd like it. These pics assure me that I will. Great job

Thundertubs May 20, 2011 4:36 PM

Those are some sharp night shots. Excellent set. I particularly liked this:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5226/...7bdf0867_b.jpg

And also the moon shot w/pine tree silhouettes.

Bedhead May 20, 2011 10:10 PM

Wow!! Love the way the mass of the buildings really comes out in the dim light. This shot just has everything:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/...54f44701_b.jpg

ShadowMaster May 21, 2011 3:40 AM

Portland at night! And I am digging it! Accolades for the intro shot too.

C.Lan May 21, 2011 4:21 AM

Love the long-exposures! You have a lot of talent for those. Missed a lot of these spots on my last visit out there and it's great to see photos of the places i didn't get to. You also put together a really comprehensive look (looks like you used a star filter). Too much sunlight kind of takes the detail out of those buildings and kind of makes them blur into each other, imo. Long-exposure shots are cool because you manage to see the detail and you capture the activity.

Danny May 21, 2011 11:22 AM

Wonderful pictures, Sekkle!

Thanks a lot for sharing with us. I like very much night photography.

Your pictures are very sharp and with beautiful colours, and I know this is not easy.

The pictures I´ve liked the most are the skyline ones. However, it´s a pleasure to watch everyone.

Congratulations and greetings from Madrid, Spain!:tup:

sabotai May 21, 2011 1:24 PM

Epic. Awesome, awesome collection.

Dr Awesomesauce May 22, 2011 1:54 AM

Stop showing off!!!

Just kidding...I like it :tup:

TinnitusClock May 22, 2011 2:25 AM

When were these taken? Will you be posting more? I loved seeing these views of portland. See, this is a cool way to get a look at a city. You did a great job, I really like the night shots. Miss not being somewhere like oregon just looking at them. You must have enjoyed it...Beautiful work.

Sekkle May 22, 2011 4:44 PM

Thanks everybody. I really appreciate the comments!

Quote:

Originally Posted by C.Lan (Post 5286062)
Love the long-exposures! You have a lot of talent for those. Missed a lot of these spots on my last visit out there and it's great to see photos of the places i didn't get to. You also put together a really comprehensive look (looks like you used a star filter). Too much sunlight kind of takes the detail out of those buildings and kind of makes them blur into each other, imo. Long-exposure shots are cool because you manage to see the detail and you capture the activity.

Thanks. No filter of any kind on the lenses for these shots. I agree with you - something that might not make a particularly interesting photo in the daytime can take on a different dimension under artificial light.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TinnitusClock (Post 5286916)
When were these taken? Will you be posting more?

These were all taken over the past couple months. Many were very early in the morning (between 5 and 6am) on my way in to work. Others were taken in the evening. It may be a while before I have enough night shots to do a whole new thread (since it's now light outside by 5:30am or so), but I'll continue to mix them in with daytime shots. There are lots more night shots mixed in with my older photo threads - this one has a lot, and there are lots scattered in the other threads too.

Paradox21 May 23, 2011 3:58 AM

OK, you win! Despite what you say, I find a lot of variety here, and it's pretty impressive to see such a strong, crisp, colorful, and creative collection of images all taken during the post-dusk/pre-dawn hours.

I especially appreciate them, knowing how much of a pain in the ass it is to set up the tripod, put the camera on a timer to minimize vibration, and wait 10-30 sec for the picture to pop out! Lots of dedication behind these shots!

diskojoe May 23, 2011 7:30 PM

Loving all the darkness. Lots of great shots. Gives PTL a moodiness Ive never seen before.

Derek May 27, 2011 5:18 AM

Man, your photos astound me.

Kingofthehill May 27, 2011 2:12 PM

Stellar idea and execution. You really are the forum's night stalker :D

flar May 27, 2011 4:48 PM

Nice work! I absolutely love the shot downtownpdx quoted

Evo5Boise May 27, 2011 7:54 PM

Amazing photos. Portland is a spectacular city and you showcased it very well.

giovanni sasso May 27, 2011 10:03 PM

awesome, awesome. today marks two weeks since i've been out of town and i was getting kind of itchy. a sekkle series will hit the sweet spot every time.

the hawthorne bridge and ferris wheel shots are the champs this time around.

Sekkle May 28, 2011 2:29 AM

thanks everyone - very much appreciated. Sasso, we need to meet up again sometime soon...

ThatDarnSacramentan May 28, 2011 5:30 AM

Fantastic work, dude. I really enjoy your versatility, from wide cityscapes to intimate street shots and more artistic fare. When I move up to Portland, I would be honored to get a tour of some good photo spots by you.

Desert Diver Jun 14, 2011 6:27 AM

I love your pics! Night photography at its best :)

ue Jun 17, 2011 8:09 PM

Splendid, as always, Sekkle. Neat idea for a thread, too. So many beautiful and creative shots, here are some of my favourites:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5659982024/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5711427301/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5615004846/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5498332290/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5591074066/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5651399361/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35021226@N02/5611308331/

Keep up your brilliance. I know I sound like a broken record, but you really should look into making a profit out of this. If you just don't like the idea of it, fine, but I remember you saying you didn't think your photos were that great. Just try it out, I saw many photos that are far better than postcards and look like they could be at a farmers market photography stall or in a little known art studio or an online photography business.

Sekkle Jun 18, 2011 4:34 PM

^ thanks homey. I've considered setting up a stand at the farmers market near my house, but it just seems like a lot of work. And 9 times out of 10 when I see people selling photos at a market, they seem like they're way better than mine. Plus, what might entertain people on SSP might not necessarily appeal to the general public. But who knows, maybe someday I'll try to sell some of these things.

rockyi Jun 18, 2011 5:47 PM

Excellent shots!!

ue Jun 18, 2011 8:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sekkle (Post 5320283)
^ thanks homey. I've considered setting up a stand at the farmers market near my house, but it just seems like a lot of work. And 9 times out of 10 when I see people selling photos at a market, they seem like they're way better than mine. Plus, what might entertain people on SSP might not necessarily appeal to the general public. But who knows, maybe someday I'll try to sell some of these things.

No problem. I definitely don't see most of your photos having broad appeal, as they are pretty niche. However, I think if you took 50-60% of the photos I pointed out, they'd have broad enough appeal. Tie that in with previously taken photos, and you have a decent stack of photos.

mthq Jun 19, 2011 12:40 AM

they may be too niche for a table at a farmers market, but nothing is too niche for selling over the internet. You'll also widen your customer base to those who are Portland homesick, or enjoy your pics of other cities.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bedhead (Post 5285710)
Wow!! Love the way the mass of the buildings really comes out in the dim light. This shot just has everything:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/...54f44701_b.jpg

^yep that be my favorite, mainez.


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