Uploaded: August 18, 2008


Fourth of July, downtown Portland, OR. Resubmit

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 24/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: NIKON D2X


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 19, 2008

Wow, Patrick!
I love your evening cityscapes, and this one is no exception!
Beautiful, rich color and fireworks to top it off!
What settings did you use?
~♥~Lisa #982477

Patrick Campbell August 20, 2008

Thanks so much Lisa! 24 mm, ISO 125, f8, 2.4 secs. I shot in raw and set the white balance at 3000 degrees. #6340086

Elida Gutierrez July 01, 2009

Looking here and there, found this one, and absolutely love it.
I live in Salem, and love Portland, thank you so much for sharing with all of us this beauty, don't know if is currently in contest but it sure deserves to be a winner. #7696563

Mary K. Robison July 05, 2009

This is gorgeous, Patrick!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned POTD! #7705734

Lynne Morris July 05, 2009

Wow this is beautiful Patrick, Huge Congratulations on your POTD award, well deserved. #7705738

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe July 05, 2009

WOW, stunning capture!!! Congratulations on this well deserved POTD!!! Super color and clarity! Laura #7705778

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 05, 2009

Congratulations Patrick on your POTD Win!!!!

Dominick #7705779

Renee Doyle July 05, 2009

Congratulations Patrick on this wonderful POTD! #7705782

Avril Young July 05, 2009

congrats on this awesome POTD! #7705798

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 05, 2009

Congratulations Patrick on this outstanding night and fireworks capture and on a well-deserved POTD Award!

UB. #7705983

Susie Peek-Swint July 05, 2009

Perfect timing and capture Patrick ~ many congrats on POTD! #7705993

Katarina Mansson July 05, 2009

Congratulations on your sparkling POTD! #7706040

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 05, 2009

Congrats Patrick on your Outstanding POTD! Jeff #7706062

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 05, 2009

Awesome shot! Congratulations on your potd! #7706417

Jeff Lovinger level-addict July 05, 2009

Hey Patrick, congrats. Very well done. Best, Jeff #7706432

Kathy L. Clark July 05, 2009

Huge congrats Patrick on your awesome, beautiful POTD. #7706478

Carlos R. Naya level-deluxe July 05, 2009

A big WOW!!! great job! #7706530

Ronald Balthazor July 05, 2009

Congratulations, Patrick. Well deserved recognition. #7706544

Robert Baer July 05, 2009

congrats on this perfect image to celebrate the 4th!! #7706589

Joy Rector July 05, 2009

congrats on the POTD #7706719

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe July 05, 2009

Wonderful Capture! Congratulations on the POTD....well deserved.... #7706876

A P July 05, 2009

Congratz on an outstanding POTD Patrick #7706909

Evy Johansen level-classic July 05, 2009

Wow, wow.... Awesome image, Patrick! Congratulations on your well deserving POTD!! #7706912

Kim Kleinschmidt July 05, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on a fantabulous POTD, Patrick.
This is soooo lovely! #7707452

Mark Dodge July 05, 2009

Gorgeous. Perfect timing. Congratulations. #7707932

Karen Seargeant July 05, 2009

AWESOME! Congrats! #7708097

Julianne Bradford July 05, 2009

Wow Patrick, Beautiful capture,great framing and just the right timing. Congrats on your well deserved POTD! #7708172

Patrick Campbell July 05, 2009

Thanks everyone! #7708189

Daniella Puente July 05, 2009

FABULOUS!!! #7708388

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 05, 2009

Congratulations Patrick, a beautiful POTD! #7708443

Guy D. Biechele level-classic July 05, 2009

Fantastic!! Hope you had a great holiday, Patrick. Congrats on your POTD! #7708526

Lindley Johnson level-classic July 06, 2009

Congratulations on your terrific POTD, Patrick! #7709705

Jim Sack July 06, 2009

Beautiful shot, Patrick! There are many shots of fireworks but including the boat and the city in the background make it special. #7710384

Robert Brown July 06, 2009

Congratulations, Patrick! Very nice shot. Hope you are well. #7710557

Richard D. Love July 08, 2009

Congratulations, Patrick, on a truly beautiful image.

Rick #7717609

Patrick Campbell July 09, 2009

Thanks again everyone! #7721952

Patrick Campbell July 09, 2009

In response to several questions, here are some technical details:

ISO 125, f8, 2.4 secs. White balance @ 3000. I cropped it a bit. I did some adjustments with exposure, curves, and color saturation in PS CS3. I shot this in RAW, so I had more headroom to work with. This is a single frame, not a composite.

I'm uploading a copy of the original "as shot" so you all can see what I started with. Isn't Photoshop great? :-)


Cathy Barrows July 10, 2009

congrats on your POTD..lovely cityscape fireworks shot #7725824

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 14, 2009

Stunning, Patrick.... CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD! #7738747

Rich Helmer February 17, 2010

Terrific shot Patrick!! #8390461

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