Early Snow

Early Snow: North Fork Skokomish by Allan J Jones Photography
Early Snow: North Fork Skokomish

This is shot taken from the bridge just above Lake Cushman looking up the North Fork Skokomish valley, the southeast corner of the Olympic National Park. There is a great trail running 14 miles up the valley to First Divide. The trail across the Olympics surveyed by the Lt. O’Neil Expedition in 1890 went up this valley and out the East Fork Quinault.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 55mm
ISO 100    1/100 sec    f/5.0

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

 

Upper Queets River Road

Road to the Upper Queets

We had a trip to hike the Queets River trail (Olympic National Park) planned for several weeks. The summer had been dry and the river was low. That’s important since the first thing is to ford the river. Most of the year, the trail is inaccessible.

But of course, it is the rain forest … and so the day we arrived the river had just peaked at three times the “safe-to-ford” level. But the drive in was worth it… with mists in the forest, and elk crossing the road, and hardly anyone else around.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm at 24mm
ISO 640    1/160 sec    f/6.3