View of Portland from Pickard Mansion

Get the Shot: Portland, Oregon

Time:  I took this photo June 9th at 5:49 pm.  Luckily the weather was sunny and clear in Portland this day. Location:  I took this photo from the grounds of Pittock Mansion.  There is a fee to tour inside the mansion itself, but it is free to visit the grounds surrounding the mansion. Camera: Nikon…

Downtown Vancouver's skyline

Get the Shot: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Time:  I took this photo June 20th 2014 at 10:59 pm. Location:  I took this photo from Waterfront Park in North Vancouver while waiting for the ferry at Lonsdale Quay. Camera: Nikon D3200, 70-200mm f2.8 lens, Aperture: 2.8, Speed: 1/5 second, ISO: 800

Kansas City, Missouri Skyline

Get the Shot: Kansas City, Missouri

Time:  I took this photo August 18th around 1 pm. Location:  Without a doubt, the best view of Kansas City is the top of the Liberty Memorial.  The Liberty Memorial is part of the WWI museum.  You can get a decent view of the city for free without admission partway up the building.  However, it…

Skyscrapers and mountains make up Denver's skyline

Get the Shot: Denver, Colorado

Time:  March 9th, 3:38 pm. Location:  I took this standing on the Anschutz Sky Terrace at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  It looks out over City Park with the skyline in the background.  The museum charges admission, but access to the Sky Terrace is free. Camera Info: Nikon 3200, 17-55mm f2.8 Nikon lens,…

Empire State Building standing tall in Manhattan's skyline

Get the Shot: New York City, New York Part 2

Time:  January 20th, 9:35 am.  It was pretty overcast out when I took this. Location:  This view is from the Top of the Rock (the highest observation deck of Rockefeller Center).  This was taken from the south side of the building.  I centered myself with the Empire State Building. Camera Info: Nikon D3200, 17-55mm f2.8…

Manhattan skyline from across the Brooklyn Bridge

Get the Shot: New York City, New York Part 1

Time: January 17th 2014 at 7:57 pm. Location:  I took this photo south of the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.  We walked across the bridge from Manhattan, then followed the signs underneath for the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Camera Info: Nikon D3200, 17-55mm f2.8 Nikon lens, Aperture: 2.8, Speed: 1/2 second, ISO: 800

Nashville Skyline at dusk

Get the Shot: Nashville, Tennessee

Time:   I took this photo December 8th around 5 o’clock pm.  The sun had set, but it wasn’t completely dark yet, so I still had some light. Location:  I took this photo from the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge over the river.  I parked in a parking lot off of 1st Street next to the bridge…