The Kennewick in Stormy Weather

The Ferry Kennewick coming in to Port Townsend

I enjoy walking in stormy weather and this October day was perfect for that. The rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains protects Port Townsend (some) but it is often very windy. Walking along the beach downtown, I noticed the ferry Kennewick coming into town. I was a little surprised, since in high winds they often cancel that ferry run.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 63mm Fujinon
  • ISO 50 1/120 sec f/7.1

North Coast Olympic Peninsula Panorama

North Coast Olympic Peninsula Panorama

This was the first panorama I did using my new Fujifilm GFX 50R. The .dng file came in at over 400MB … but at that resolution, you can see the Dungeness lighthouse (on the right shoreline) and ships in the harbor at Port Angeles (the left shoreline). In the distance you can see the San Juan Islands (on the right) and Vancouver Island (on the left) with the Victoria area just visible. This was taken from the Grand Ridge trail just west of Deer Park in the Olympic National Park.

Point Hudson

Point Hudson in Port Townsend WA

The view of Point Hudson from Fort Worden State Park (both in Port Townsend). The Point Hudson Marina is just to the right of the image and the downtown area of Port Townsend is just beyond that.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 360mm
  • ISO 400 1/1000 f/13

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

Kennewick and Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier and the Ferry Kennewick by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Rainier and the Ferry Kennewick

The Washington State Ferry Kennewick leaving Port Townsend and heading to Coupeville on Whidbey Island with Mt Rainier in the distance. This image is a good example of the difference between what the eye can see and what shows up through an image system. I had to play all sorts of tricks to get Mt Rainier to show up … it was pretty faint at the time, but a lot more noticeable to the eye than what the sensor recorded.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/640 sec    f/13

Stick Houses

Stick Houses by Allan J Jones Photography
Stick Houses

These two structures took a lot of work to assemble. I hope they last … at least until the next big storm. They are just temporary structures, assembled without permits on the beach at the state park. So many code violations. The authorities may not approve.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 116mm
ISO 200    1/640 sec    f/13

Spring Day at the Beach

Spring Day at the Beach by Allan J Jones Photography
Spring Day at the Beach

This is the beach at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. The northeast corner of the Olympic Mountain range is in the distance… although the closer peaks are outside the borders of the Olympic National Park. With this weather, the snow pack in the high country is really melting out. Looks like it may be a good year for early hiking in the alpine meadows!

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200   1/400 sec    f/10

Together on the Beach

Together on the Beach by Allan J Jones Photography
Together on the Beach

I don’t often do “street photography” … but this image in downtown Port Townsend was compelling. The empty table and chairs with the couple at the picnic table, and the clouds were a nice touch.

I invite you to visit my website  to view my photos in a gallery format. I also have some photo essays of hiking in Olympic National Park and some examples of other art I have done over the years. Thank you.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 105mm
ISO 100    1/320 sec    f/9.0

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