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Grass Field, Bloedel Reserve by Allan J Jones Photographer
Grass Field, Bloedel Reserve

Photo from Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island, WA). It is a challenge getting a good photo of tall grass. I was lucky to have pretty bright sun (through some cloud cover) and could keep the ISO at 100, while shooting at 1/250 of a second to stop the motion of the grass from the light breeze with an aperture of f/8.0 to keep depth of field,

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 85mm
ISO 100    1/250 sec   f/8.0

Oxalis

Oxalis, Bloedel Reserve by Allan J Jones Photographer
Oxalis, Bloedel Reserve

Photo from Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island, WA). This isolated bloom in the middle of a field of oxalis attracted my attention. It was dark enough that I needed a tripod.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 85mm
ISO 400    1/3 sec   f/22

15.5% New Moon — July 14th

15.5% new moon, July 14, 2018
15.5% new moon, July 14, 2018

This was 14 July 2018 at about 9:40PM. I used a tripod to keep the trees and the surface of the moon both in focus at f/6.3 without bumping up the ISO too high. The sunset was just fading and the range of pastels was very nice.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 300mm f4
ISO 800    1/160 sec    f/6.3

Bark Texture

Bark Detail, East Fork Quinault by Allan J Jones Photographer
Bark Detail, East Fork Quinault

Photo from the East Folk Quinault valley of the Olympic National Park. I was on a day hike after backpacking in several miles. I was struck by the amazing texture of the bark on a tree along the trail.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 50mm
ISO 400    1/40 sec    f/ 3.2

Stone Pattern

Stone Pavement Pattern by Allan J Jones Photographer
Stone Pavement Pattern

This photo is from Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island, WA). There is a Japanese Tea House with some wonderful gates. I was standing in the middle of a gate and noticed the rocks used for the gateway walkway.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 32mm
ISO 200    1/200 sec    f/7.1