Portland Miscellaneous 2016 — photo 25 of 31: A view of downtown Portland, on the evening of February 25, 2016, when hundreds of people participated in a bagpipe-led candlelight procession across the 90-​year-​old Sellwood Bridge in southern Portland, Oregon, for a final farewell before the new replacement bridge across the Willamette River would be opened.

In the left foreground are houseboats moored at the Willamette Moorage Park where Stephens Creek enters the Willamette. Behind them are the yellow and green lights at Willamette Park.

Further back, still on the left side of the picture, are the skyscrapers of central downtown. The three tallest, from left to right, are the 41-floor, 546-foot Wells Fargo Center; the turquoise-roofed, 35-floor, 509-foot KOIN Center; and the 43-floor, 536-foot U.S. Bancorp Tower, in front of which, lit orange, can be seen the 197-foot support tower of the Portland Aerial Tram.

The residential towers on the right are not downtown but in the South Waterfront district, as is the Aerial Tram. The identity of all the buildings in this photo are too numerous to list here. However, I have marked many of them in a Google Earth file which you can download here. Hint: be sure to enable the 3D Buildings option. For more details about this Google Earth file, see my article A Portland Google Earth Companion.

Last but not least, on the very right edge of the picture, the Tilikum Crossing, with its 180-foot cable towers, is lit up cyan, with the Ross Island Bridge silhouetted in front of it.

I do believe that this is my first-ever night shot of Portland. I took this photo by setting my camera on the stone railing of the old Sellwood Bridge, looking pretty much directly north. Exposure data: 0.6 second at f/2.8, ISO 800, focal length 100mm (200mm equivalent).

Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Sellwood Bridge Bagpipe Funeral Procession.
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