I-5 Bridge Crossing Columbia River, Joining Washington and Oregon

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Comments (5)

Kevin Childress on February 14, 2010

I was experimenting with slower shutter speeds here, which basically gave me the effect I wanted on the water. Looking back now I wish I had taken another exposure with a smaller aperture to provide a greater depth-of-field ... possibly this scene would have been more interesting providing greater focus.

David Brown Photogra… on February 14, 2010

It's a great effect and I like this picture a great deal. The reflections are especially wonderful.But I also know where your coming from with the focus!

It seems to be focussed on a metal spike on the right. I saw some great opportunities for night pictures (and please don't mention the shuttle) when on my recent warm-up trip, but never had the courage to stand in the road with my tripod.

So well done on this Kevin.

Kevin Childress on February 15, 2010

Jethro, Thanks for the encouragement! I do appreciate it. Maybe I'll get another chance at this one later in the year.

FYI - Davidson's pretty much thawed out from last Friday's round of snow. Yesterday and today were beautiful, sunny days! Suddenly I keep hearing this voice inside my head that screams, "bring on the spring!!"

David Brown Photogra… on February 15, 2010

No... I hear it also. There, just then.... did you hear it too?

There is still a snowball left from the previous dump on our drive that is still trickling away, but yes, here in Raleigh, Friday's has mostly gone.

We shall go to Brevard soon and see what remains there!

I look forward to seeing the rework of the bridge at a future date Kevin. Until then it is a most impressive place holder.

All the best for a warmer week.

Kris Minnear on March 9, 2010


If you are going to be in the Portland area, you might want to bring your camera to The Grotto (45.5516,-122.5725) and Rocky Butte (45.5466,-122.5659). They are both located near the 205/84 junction. It looks like a fairly popular spot for Panoramio users. I have never been to Rocky Butte, but I was at The Grotto probably 20 years ago. I would like to go back, maybe sometime in the spring when more of the flowers are blooming.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 14, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2010/02/09 22:59:38
    • Exposure: 10.000s
    • Focal Length: 19.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash