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Portland In Monochrome

Photography by Amy Sakurai


Portland In Monochrome

Photography by Amy Sakurai


All photographs and text copyright Š 2008 by Amy Sakurai All rights reserved. Book design by Amy Sakurai Release 1.0, April 2008


This book is dedicated to my Portland aunts and uncles: Lily, George, Dick, Sandy, Judy, and Hiroshi. These family members are an important part of my many Portland memories.


Introduction The challenge of Paul Butzi’s SoFoBoMo (Solo Photo Book Month) was to create a photo book from scratch within 31 days. All photography, writing, and book creation had to be performed within that window. Most of us photographers were wondering how we were going to pull off this feat. And yet we did. And it was tremendous fun (and work). I delivered Portland: A Love Letter. Mission accomplished. Yet, while I accumulated and processed hundreds (er, thousands) of photos within the 16 days I photographed, I discovered many subsets which could merit their own book. One such set was the limited number of monochrome photos I created along the way. Hey, I still have six days left over from my 31 day allotment. How about a second book? It would be simpler, of course. Just photos. Recycle my existing layout. Why not? SoFoBoMo is about speed, impulse, fun, and delivery. Let go. Let fly. So here is my second SoFoBoMo 2008 book – assembled in the span of a few hours using the scraps from the cutting room floor of the first book.


Portland: In Monochrome


Notes


Portland from the Hawthorne Bridge Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 30mm, 1/15s, f/13, ISO 200

SW Jefferson St. Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 38mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

SW Yamhill St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/45s, f/6.7, ISO 800

Vista Bridge Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 32mm, 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 400

International Rose Garden Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55mm, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 1600

SW Yamhill St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 800

Ringler’s Annex Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 22mm, 1/30s, f/5.6, ISO 3200

NW 23rd Ave. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/500s, f/3.3, ISO 400

SW Yamhill St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/750s, f/4.8, ISO 400

Downtown Portland Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 32mm, 1/30s, f/4.2, ISO 1600

NW 23rd Ave. Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/90s, f/2.8, ISO 200

U.S. National Bank Building Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/350s, f/11, ISO 800

Big Pink (US Bancorp Tower) Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 56mm, 1/90s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

Pioneer Courthouse Square Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/250s, f/4, ISO 200

NW Couch St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 800

Congress Center Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/4000s, f/2, ISO 200

In front of Art Media Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/2000s, f/4, ISO 1600

SE Hawthorne Blvd. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/750s, f/8, ISO 400


SW First Ave. Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 22mm, 1/45s, f/9.5, ISO 200

Portland State University Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 38mm, 1/125s, f/8, ISO 800

SW Morrison St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/500s, f/4.8, ISO 1600

Portland Waterfront Park Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 32mm, 1/800s, f/8, ISO 400

SW Yamhill St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/45s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Basta’s Italian Restaurant Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/1500s, f/3.3, ISO 400

Portland from the Burnside Bridge Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 30mm, 1/500s, f/9.5, ISO 400

Powell’s Books Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/180s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Portland Japanese Garden MicroNikkor AF-S 60mm f/2.8 @ 60mm, 1/90s, f/9.5, ISO 200

Vista Bridge Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 34mm, 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

SW Yamhill St. Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/125s, f/4.8, ISO 800

Portland Japanese Garden MicroNikkor AF-S 60mm f/2.8 @ 60mm, 1/500s, f/3.3, ISO 200

Portland Saturday Market Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 800

In front of The Real Mother Goose Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 1600

U.S. National Bank Building Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/90s, f/8, ISO 800

Pioneer Courthouse Square Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 @ 35mm, 1/90s, f/8, ISO 800

SW Yamhill St. Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/90s, f/4, ISO 200

Schoolhouse Electric Nikkor AF 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 22mm, 1/350s, f/5.6, ISO 200


Portland Farmers Market Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/500s, f/4, ISO 400

Oaks Amusement Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 105mm, 1/125s, f/6.7, ISO 100

PGE Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 24mm, 1/8s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

Portland Farmers Market Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/750s, f/4, ISO 400

Oaks Amusement Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 112mm, 1/350s, f/8, ISO 400

PGE Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 24mm, 1/8s, f/4.8, ISO 800

Portland Farmers Market Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/500s, f/4, ISO 400

Pioneer Courthouse Square Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 46mm, 1/3s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

SW Park Blocks Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 52mm, 1/6s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

Portland Farmers Market Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.4 @ 85mm, 1/350s, f/4, ISO 400

Crystal Ballroom Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 32mm, 1/4s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

Everyday Music Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 29mm, 1/6s, f/4.8, ISO 1600

Oaks Amusement Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 18mm, 1/350s, f/6.7, ISO 100

On the Burnside Bridge Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 18mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Behind the Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 105mm, 1/20s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

Oaks Amusement Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 36mm, 1/250s, f/9.5, ISO 200

SW Morrison St. Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 150mm, 1/45s, f/5.6, ISO 3200

Portland Art Museum Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 44mm, 1/15s, f/5.6, ISO 1600


PGE Park Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm VR @ 24mm, 1/20s, f/5.6, ISO 1600

Equipment I used for SoFoBoMo 2008 – plus all receipts (SmartMeter pay station receipts, TriMet pass, and Arctic Circle receipt) from the adventure All Portland photos were captured using a Nikon D300 DSLR, saved in NEF (Raw) format, and processed using Adobe Lightroom v1.3.1 on an Apple Power Mac G5 with 23" Apple Cinema Display.

This book was created using Adobe InDesign CS3 under Mac OS 10.4 on the Apple Power Mac G5. The font Minion Pro is used for all text.


About Me Photography suits me, in spite of the fact that it wasn’t until March 2007 that I decided that photography might be something I could do well and consequently should start taking seriously. I’m an artist in general – but also a technogeek, as I make my living as a software developer and IT enterprise architect. For me, photography shines brightly at the intersection of art and technology. I’m also a writer, although I don’t get the chance to write much for myself. My poetry days are largely behind me, and I haven’t had a chance to work on my novel. I write a lot of technical documentation at work, and I maintain a personal blog, so my keyboards get plenty of exercise. On the web, here’s how to find me: Blog: http://lovelyangel.livejournal.com Photo Gallery: http://lovelyangel.zenfolio.com Website: http://members.macconnect.com/~lovelyangel


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Portland: In Monochrome