Mountians and Ships

Cascade Mountains and the ferry Kennewick by Allan J Jones Photograhpy
Cascade Mountains and the ferry Kennewick

Both images are taken from Fort Worden St Park in Port Townsend. The first image is of the WA State Ferry Kennewick on it’s way to Port Townsend from Coupeville. It’s a great boat ride…. especially when the weather is clear and you can see the Cascades in one direction and the Olympics in the other.

USS Robert Johnson and Mt Baker by Allan J Jones Photography
USS Robert Johnson and Mt Baker

This is the USS Robert Johnson with Mt Baker in the background. The discontinuity between the natural and the industrial/military attracted me to taking this image. I don’t usually take photos of military vessals … don’t want to be accused of being a spy!

Just a note: The ship was named after a young black marine who was serving in Viet Nam when a grenade landed in his unit’s foxhole. He through himself on the grenade, saving the lives of the others in his unit.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
Top Photo: ISO 200    1/1000 sec    f/8.0
Bottom Photo: ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/16

Ring and Moss

Ring and Moss by Allan J Jones Photography
Ring and Moss

The abandoned gun emplacements at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA are a great location for finding interesting artifacts. I really liked the moss that was growing around this one retaining ring (not the correct military term, I’m sure). It was interesting partly because of a whole wall full of these rings, this was the only one with a patch of moss around it. Must be some difference in the makeup of the cement in that location.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 160mm
ISO 400    1/400 sec    f/5.6

Narrow Alley Walkway


Walking around downtown Port Townsend, I passed this small walkway dozens of times before noticing it. It’s pretty amazing, really. Not many windows on those walls…

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24mm PC
ISO 1000    1/125 sec at f/5.6

Powerhouse Door Detail

Powerhouse door detail by Allan J Jones
Powerhouse door detail

This is one of the door to the old powerhouse at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. I’m not sure how well it operates now (the door, not the powerhouse). I would love to hear it being opened… I bet it really screeches.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-300mm set at 85mm
ISO 800    1/800 sec    f/14

Door to the Holiday


Above the door you can see “Clam Cannery 1885”. This is a building on the waterfront in Port Townsend. I really liked the door with the wreath, and the way the color of the ribbon on the wreath was echoed by the color of the geraniums.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 800    1/160 sec    f/6.3

Clam Cannery Loading Door


This door is on the 1885 Clam Cannery building in Port Townsend. It was the loading door where trucks would arrive to load/unload. It’s a great old building on the waterfront.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 32mm
ISO 400    1/80 sec    f/4.5

Carpet Colors

Carpet Colors by Allan J Jones Photography
Carpet Colors

I was walking around downtown Tacoma and went into a store that sold imported carpets. The colors were amazing (as were some of the prices).

Camera: Sony NEX-5N
Lens: Sony 20mm
ISO 1600    1/60 sec    f/4

Port Townsend Mill and the Olympics

Port Townsend Paper Mill and the Olympic Mountains by Allan J JonesThis is looking southwest from the end of the downtown area of Port Townsend, looking towards the Port Townsend Paper Company mill and the Northeast corner of the Olympic Mountains. The steam from the mill and the cloud layer low on the mountains were both backlit and I was struck by the repeating horizontal lines. I also liked the way the distant foreground range has a set of cell phone towers and antennas … which repeat the vertical lines of the stacks and sailboat masts. (a little hard to see that in the smaller web version)

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 250mm
ISO 160    1/1600 sec    f/8.0


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