Hydrangea

Hydrangea

I have mentioned several times that this is the first year watching the garden bloom in our new house. I was totally surprised when this hydrangea bloomed with these red flowers. All of mine in the past were blue or whitish.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 45mm
  • ISO 100 1/350 sec f/2.8

Royal Creek

Royal Creek

Royal Creek drains Royal Basin … one of the more popular backpacking destinations in the Olympic National Park (reservations required). I was on the bridge over the creek just where the Royal Basin trail starts … about 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness trail. See below for a photo of the bridge. I was bracing the camera on the bridge rail … and shooting various long exposures to get some blur in the water. The problem was the bridge wasn’t nearly as stable as my tripod. Good thing I wasn’t shooting film!

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 48mm
  • ISO 400 1/6 sec f/22
Bridge over Royal Creek

Canadian Dogwood

Canadian Dogwood

The canadian dogwood is also known as bunchberry. The berries are bright reddish-orange and not edible. The forest floor is brightened up by their presence, since not a whole lot of showy flowers grow in the deep shade.

Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R

Lens: Fujinon GF 48mm

ISO 800 1/250 sec f/5.6

Forest Canopy

Forest Canopy

It is a challenge getting a good photo of the forest canopy from ground level. I keep trying. The biggest challenge is having the photo give a good impression of the size of the trees. And with taller trees comes even more difficulties of perspective. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 45mm
  • ISO 800 1/400 sec f/5.6

Silver Snag

Silver Snag

The mountain forests have scattered among them an assortment of silver snags … trees have that died and remained standing. The wood bleaches out and the wood takes on a beautiful silver color that is difficult to show on a web post. This one is in the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 500 1/800 sec f/8

More Wildflowers

Yarrow
Indian Paintbrush
A clump of Mountain Bluebells

Another group of wildflowers from the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park. One of the advantages of the area is the road running up to over 5000′ … and the only high country access via motor vehicle in the park. That translates into a pretty crowded area.

  • Camera – Lens:
    • Paintbrush and Yarrow: Fujifilm GFX-50R and Fujinon 120mm
    • Mountain Bluebells: Nikon D850 and Nikkor 80-400mm

Alaska Rein-Orchid

Alaska Rein-orchid

A visit to the high country of the Olympic National Park in the summer takes you to wildflower heaven. There are lots of very showy wildflowers, but there are also some that may not be showy, but are favorites, non the less. The non showy orchid here is one of my favorites in that category.

had a problem with the post schedule. Sorry this is a little late….

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF120mm
  • ISO 400 1/400 sec f/10

Abandoned Window

Abandoned Window

This window is from one of the battlements at Fort Worden State Park and one that is readily accessible to visitors. As such, it has been ‘tagged’ numerous times over the years. The park approach is to paint over the tags. Between the pealing paint, normal discolor with aging and the tag removal touch up paint, the color patterns can be very visually interesting.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 48mm
  • ISO 200 1/40 sec f/7.1

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