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Old Jun 16, 2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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Ok, this is my last picture for this challenge. The title says it all. This was shot on an overcast day in mid-afternoon. There was shade from trees and high-rise buildings in downtown Portland, OR. Nikon D100, Nikon 80-300mm.

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Old Jun 17, 2004, 5:08 AM   #2
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Nice one calr. :-)
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Where the heck is that place, Cal? I drove up and down that street trying to locate the place (I think this is the one I'm thinking about...downtown)
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Oh my. You should have saved this picture for the very last day and the very last moment of the circle challenge. What more fitting way to draw it to a close?

Hurry up and give Ohenry directions. He needs to go there and spend money. If I lived in Oregon, I'd feel that very same need.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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Ohenry, I'll give you the directions but you may be disappointed. This used to ba a fantastic store. They catered to the full range of users from beginners to seasoned professionals. This was the retail (the only one, I believe) outlet of the mailorder company (Camera World of Oregon) that used to have multi-page ads in all the camera magazines. It was also a very well respected store (on par with B-H Photovideo) until it was bought out by Ritz about a year ago. They closed the mailorder business and eliminated a lot of what is in the retail store. It is now a large version of the Ritz/Kitz/Wolfe camera stores in your local mall.

It is at the Northeast corner of 6th and Washington Streets, about 3 blocks North of Pioneer Courthouse Square. The entrance is on Washington St.
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Sadly, what you describe with that store is what's happening all over the place. Here in the Capital District of NYS, we had two phenomenal camera stores. One of them closed, but we still had the other. It, too, is now closed. All we've got left are the mall stores, often run by people who don't necessarily know enough to be standing behind the counter. I went into one asking about an infrared filter. The salesman thought it was the same thing as a red filter.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 2:56 PM   #7
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I hear you, Barbara. Fortunately, we have two excellent Pro camera stores in Portland and one in Beaverton, OR (about 10 miles west of Portland). One of the store is in the process of remodeling and adding a mini film lab so they will probably be around for awhile. As for the other two, I can only hope!
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If any of you ever travel to west suburban Chicago area, PJ's Camera in Glen Ellyn is a good indy store that seems to be holding it's own....While I didn't buy my camera there, Ive spent a ton on accessories from them. Very smart employees also.....
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