View from Point Madison


Point Madison is in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. I had raced down to the point to try and get a photo of a rainbow behind the lighthouse. It had pretty much faded away by the time I got there (see below). But when I started back up the hill, I was struck by the clouds and the sun shining off the wet streets.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 400    1/800 sec at f/14
Point Madison Lighthouse by Allan J Jones Photography
Point Madison Lighthouse with Rainbow

Trees and Mist

Trees and Mist by Allan J Jones Photography
Trees and Mist

This is along the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. The sun was going down and backlit the trees with the mists behind them. The line of trees along the ridge line is a nice touch that I didn’t notice at the time.

 Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 85mm
ISO 400    1/125 sec    f/6.3


Jeff Noir

JJA noir

This is my hiking buddy, Jeff.

We were just about to head off for a couple days camping and hiking in the Queets River area in Olympic National Park. I had just loaded a roll of film into my Mamiya C33 Twin Lens camera and took this shot.

It took me a while to take the rest of the roll … for one thing, that camera makes my Nikon DSLR seem lightweight. It’s a brick.

(His last name isn’t really Noir)

Beehive Kilns, Death Valley NP

Beehive Kilns, Death Valley NP by Allan J Jones Photography
Beehive Kilns, Death Valley NP

These beehive kilns were used in to make charcoal for the smelters in what is now Death Valley National Park. The wood came from the surrounding hills (this is about 6500 feet). The growth rate of the trees is extremely slow… and fortunately, the mining venture went broke prior to the total deforestation of the area. Many of the trees you see in the photo are junipers… while the pines were cut for charcoal.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: 28-300mm set at 62mm
ISO 100    1/320 sec    f/9.0

Fence, Independence CA

Fence in Independence, CA by Allan J Jones Photography
Fence in Independence, CA

Independence, California is a small town a few miles northwest of Death Valley National Park. I was walking around and was struck by this weathered old fence.

They don’t seem to make fences the way they used to … This would have been a challenge to keep painted. We had one similar, but less ornate, in our yard where I grew up. It was my job to paint it several times… and it was very time consuming. Perfect for keeping a boy out of trouble. Well, at least some trouble … there was still plenty to go around.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 85mm
ISO 100    1/320 sec    f/9.0