Pond at Chinese Gardens

Pond at Chinese Gardens

This is the pond at Chinese Gardens in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. There aren’t any gardens, anymore. The sunlight breaking through and hitting the surface of the pond was pretty stunning. Especially after a couple days with heavy cloud cover.

And one of those times where I had been in the woods and using a high ISO, the sun broke out and I went for the shot without resetting the ISO down … plenty of exposure room to have got down to the base ISO.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 102mm
  • ISO 800 1/1250 sec f/14

Doug Fir Cone

Doug Fir Cone

I first shot this with my Nikon and telephoto lens … and struggled with the very shallow depth of field. I ended up cropping a lot. I was unhappy with the result … so I finally ended up going back with my Fuji and shooting it again. Sometimes, you just need to have a fresh start.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 63mm Fujinon lens
  • ISO 400 1/250 f/5.6

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

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