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Twilight at Oaks Park

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 27 March 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

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Off-season at this amusement park along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

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Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Incredible clarity and color! wonderful photograph Stephen - It is so clear I feel like I am standing there while looking at the screen!

27 Mar 2009 5:24am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful light

27 Mar 2009 6:24am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, in such nice light, you could be right there, nice one

27 Mar 2009 6:29am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks, Alun. This is a great spot for shooting - I look forward to going back when the park is going.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

interesting lights and colors

27 Mar 2009 7:56am

Karthik from Chennai, India

love the color!!! and the shadows thrown around

27 Mar 2009 10:43am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

those colors and shadows are great - I bet when the turn the rides on you could get some good shots.....

27 Mar 2009 11:13am

@Chris: We will find out - as I'll be there. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can capture with all of the human activity in 'full swing' - so to speak...

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the color and light. Wonderful scene!

27 Mar 2009 11:52am

willow from United States

There's something kind of sad about an amusement park with no kids. There is just enough blur to make it feel like the ride is still in motion, though. Nicely done.

27 Mar 2009 12:46pm

@willow: Thanks for the post, but I must take exception. There is no sadness here. Noises were coming from the roller rink just behind me. Behind that - stands a tent pavilion where they were hosting a 'Roller Derby' - and that place was loud with human hoots and hollers. Off to the left is a community center where a dance was going on.

And an amusement park rests in the winter. This is no sadder than a child sleeping. Summer is approaching and I can hear the screams and laughter even now...

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Wonderful colors!

27 Mar 2009 1:28pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very well done. Great colors and motion capture. Look for me on Twitter!

27 Mar 2009 1:38pm

@dogilicious: Hey, hey - thanks Jeff. I just found you on Twitter! Tweet!

peter from new york, United States

you captured some cool details here in this crisp shot!

27 Mar 2009 4:49pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Lovely shot Stephen.... looks like a wonderful place for photos, either during season, or not.... and I have found Rebecka, sitting back there on the bench!!!

27 Mar 2009 4:52pm

@Susan: OK - good show - here's hoping I hear from you tomorrow...

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What a great place to be at twilight.

27 Mar 2009 5:11pm

Francisco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

In the magic hour a magic scenary, wonderful. I like very much the rich variety of colors and that incredible light.

27 Mar 2009 6:02pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

pretty quiet place :-), nice colors...

27 Mar 2009 7:15pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I see her:-) Lovely colors.

27 Mar 2009 10:53pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Twilight but brilliantly illuminated, it's a gorgeous shot Stephen, it could be a fairytale.

28 Mar 2009 1:31am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

A magical image.

28 Mar 2009 1:33am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Exquisite light and colour.

28 Mar 2009 2:57am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot. Love that sky.

28 Mar 2009 5:01am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A deserted fun fair makes a great scene !!

28 Mar 2009 6:24pm

@Anthony Lambert: Empty or full - lit or dark - all of the great angles and color make them a photographer's magnet.

grant from kansas city, United States

these evening at the empty amusement park shots have a strange, surreal feel to them.

28 Mar 2009 8:48pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Twilight, but nice light !

29 Mar 2009 4:28am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


30 Mar 2009 12:24am