Portland Fleet Week 2015 — photo 9 of 65: In the foreground is the top of a mast from the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG-71), docked along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west bank of the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Oregon, during the Rose Festival Fleet Week, as seen from Steel Bridge.
Parts of the background look like an Impressionist painting due to atmospheric distortion from the hot exhaust of the diesel generators on the ship. The tallest building in the state is the 41-floor, 546-foot Wells Fargo Center. June 2015.
Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 zoom lens.
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