Central Olympic Mountains

Central Olympics

I was up at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park recently and was very surprised at the thin snowpack. But it has been an unusually dry November in Washington State… the driest since 1976.

The bright patch of ice directly above the trees is the top of Mt Olympus behind the Bailey Range.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm

Mill, Mountains and Marina

The Port Townsend Paper mill is the largest local employer. Unless, perhaps, you call the ocean the employer of the fishing fleet. Another strong candidate would be the Olympic National Park and the recreational opportunities it provides. This image almost looks like it is a toned black and white image … but it is pretty much a straight (non-enhanced) color image.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/800mm f/14

Heron

Great Blue Heron

While watching the sunset at the beach, I was joined by a Great Blue Heron. I believe the Heron was more interested in dinner than in the sunset. I got a nice sunset, not sure if the Heron got dinner.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 400 1/160 sec f/6.3

Marina Sunset

Marina Sunset

When we had a clearing late in the day, I headed down to the beach in downtown Port Townsend to catch the sunset. I thought the strong backlighting of the fishing fleet was an interesting contrast to the homes on the hillside and a faint hint of the mountains in the distance.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/400th f/10

Dock and Crane, Indian Island

Dock and Crane, Indian Island

This is looking across the bay at Port Townsend to the pier where they load/unload naval ships. There was quite a bit of rain shower activity and low clouds. It created an interesting visual. I changed this to black and white, but couldn’t tell much of a difference.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 210mm
  • ISO 800 1/400 sec f/10

A Gloomy Cell

A Gloomy Cell

This is the historic jail in the basement of the Port Townsend Historical Museum. The Port Townsend area was one of the wild sea towns of the late 19th century. The jail was frequently booked full of (non-paying) guests. One of the stories was of the author Jack London spending a night here on his trip to the gold fields of the Yukon and Alaska. Not sure if it was this cell.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: 28-300mm set at 28mm
  • ISO 6400 1/25th sec f/9.0

Edmonds Ferry Terminal at Night

Edmonds Ferry Terminal at Night

After a family dinner at my sister’s house, we drove down to the Edmonds ferry to head home. We knew it was going to be close, and we were one of the last cars to get on the ferry. I had time to get up on the outside deck on the pickle fork and get a shot of the dock as we left.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set at 24mm
  • ISO 3200 1/10th sec f/3.5

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