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

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

These oregon grapes were near the beach in Fort Worden State Park. I had found some earlier that were down by the beach, but they were a little dried out. These were in a shadier area and looked more healthy.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 63mm
  • ISO 800 1/125 sec f/5.0

Flycatcher

Flycatcher

I’m not sure which flycatcher this is … but I like the little guy anyway. I’m not as concerned with formal identification as many birders. I just enjoy watching them and the challenge of trying to get a photo.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 1000 1/100 sec f/6.3

Weathering and Peeling Paint

Weathering and Peeling Paint

This is one of the bunkers at Fort Worden State Park. The steel doors are rusting and the paint is peeling (there’s uncertainty as to how long since they have been painted).

A great opportunity for abstract, still life photography.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 400 1/400 sec f/10

Fort Worden Beach at Point Wilson

Beach at Fort Worden

As regular readers of my blog may have realized, I am a big fan of Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. It has a large group of citizen volunteers (Friends of Fort Worden) that put in thousands of hours per year to keep the park centered on offering opportunities for continual learning.

This photo was taken from the dock running out to the Marine Science Center. It is also a composite of three images to make the panorama.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 58mm
  • ISO 100 1/800 sec f/7.1

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

I was down at Fort Worden for an event and got there a little early. Walking out on the dock to the Marine Sciences Center, I spotted a belted kingfisher sitting on the railing, watching the water for dinner. I was a little surprised that it let me get as close as I did. They are pretty camera shy.

I was taken by surprise and just shot with the settings that were on the camera. By the time I stopped to adjust the settings and get to a more reasonable ISO and shutter speed combination, the bird was gone.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikon 58mm
  • ISO 1000 1/6400 sec f/6.3

Salmonberry

Salmonberry by Allan J Jones Photography
Salmonberry

From flowers to berries… This was one of the first salmon berries that was showing color. I didn’t try this one, but I did have one from a bush nearby and it was still very sour. Still be maybe a couple weeks before they get sweet enough. Growing right along a main path in plain view, I bet it doesn’t last long enough to get sweet.

  • Camera: iPhone X
  • Back lens: 6mm
  • ISO 50 1/80 sec f/2.4

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