i shot this photo last week after a client meeting downtown. it’s hard going straight home when it’s early. so i went down to the pier and took some photos of Portland from across the river while it poured. i was drenched. but it was better than sitting on the couch watching tv. and i got this nice picture out of it! in the new year i plan on printing a few shots on canvas and selling them. this will absolutely be one of them. you know, i’ve seen so many shots of city skylines at night. i could’ve shot this for 30 seconds at f/11 with an ISO of 100, but then it would look like every other night time shot of a city. Instead this was handheld at like f/1.8 for 1/30th of a second at ISO 1250. I could’ve made the water look all misty, I could’ve over exposed the shot and turned up the saturation. I am capable of that. But having capabilities doesn't necessarily mean you need to prove it every time you shoot or edit a photograph. In fact, I have learned that these should be used sparingly. why should everything be made to look like insane escapades?!