On the Trail

Rest Break on the Upper Dungeness Trail

Over the last 35 years I have gone on a hike into the Olympic Mountains with my friend Jeff nearly every year. It is getting harder for both of us, though… as time catches up with us. We did a shorter hike this year, both in days and mileage, but enjoyed it immensely. I cut enough weight out of my pack … the white one in the image … that I decided to take a heavier camera than my point and shoot. The image quality was well worth it.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: 63mm
  • ISO 125 1/60 sec f/2.8

Rhododendron Forest

Rhododendron Forest

Hiking the Upper Dungeness trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness in the Olympic Mountains, you pass through an area dense with Rhododendrons. Not sure what makes this particular spot so favorable for them, but it is quite spectacular. And a good example of why the Rhody is the official Washington State flower.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 800 1/50 sec f/11

Urban Deer

There are a lot of deer in Port Townsend, WA. They are considered pests by gardeners trying to grow roses (for instance). As a result of their frequent interaction with humans (mostly non-violent, except for the irate gardeners), they are very tame and unafraid. As a result, you get fawns walking right by (when they are trying to keep up with Mom).

Out the kitchen window

Architecture of B.C.

Neo-Yurt
Dockside at Fulford Harbour
B.C. Parliament Building, Victoria

During a recent visit to British Columbia to visit friends, I took several photos of various buildings. I don’t usually take architectural photos … instead shooting nature, but I liked the way this series showed the variations experienced on my trip.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm

Rose Hips

Rose Hips (1)
Rose Hips (2)

There is an amazing difference between these two plants and the rose hips they have produced. They are within five miles of each other and maybe they are even the same variety. The difference is the plant in the top image got watered regularly and the plant in the lower image only got water when it rained.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm

Piano Player

Piano Player

This is at the ferry dock at Fulford Harbor, Salt Spring Island, B.C. The boy was practicing some chords, but was not an accomplished player. It was still pleasant (and better than I would have been able to remember).

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 100 1/140 sec f/11

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