Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Winter

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center by Allan J Jones Photography
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

The Olympic National Park includes a road that runs up to Hurricane Ridge at an elevation of over 5000 feet. During the winter it is the only ski area on the Olympic Peninsula… it’s small but it attracts a lot of folks, even though there is only a rope tow and no actual lift. On days when there’s a view, it is spectacular. This view looks across the Elwha Valley to the central Bailey Range.

I had been shooting with my zoom lens out to 400mm … and had the ISO and shutter speed set for that lens. When I changed the lens back to the wide angle zoom, I forgot to readjust the settings until after I had shot this.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-85 mm set at 52mm
ISO 400    1/1000 sec    f/16

Icy Fir Branch

Icy Branch by Allan J Jones Photography
Icy Fir Branch

I was waiting for the sun to break through a clearing to blacklight the snow and ice on this fir. My fingers started getting really cold. I was just about to give up when the sun came through for just about 5 seconds.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300
ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/11

Bailey Range Ridge Detail

Bailey Range Ridge by Allan J Jones Photography
Bailey Range Ridge

This is a detail of the central Bailey Range (Olympic National Park) I took from Hurricane Ridge while snowshoeing. This is a section just south of Mt Carrie.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/1000 sec    f/11

The Bailey Range from Hurricane Ridge

Bailey Range from Hurricane Ridge by Allan J Jones Photography
Bailey Range from Hurricane Ridge

I was up at Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park) with my snowshoes and camera on President’s Day Monday. It never cleared off completely, but I was able to get a view across the valley of the Elwha to the central part of the Bailey Range.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 90mm
ISO 200    1/640 sec    f/11

Madison Falls

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Madison Falls is along the Elwha River just at the boundary of the Olympic National Park. The walk is about a city block and is accessible (though not so much in the snow).

We had a few days of below freezing temperatures, but the ice hadn’t built up quite as much as I was expecting. Still nice, though.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm
ISO 200    .4 sec   f/22

Big Leaf Maple and Elwha Ranger Station

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The sun shining on the mossy trunk of the maple really caught my attention… having the ranger station in the background was a plus. The hill behind has the bluish cast due to the mists forming in the valley (my hypothesis). Across from the ranger station is the old gas station used for fueling park vehicles.

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Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 31mm (top) and 32mm (bottom)

ISO 400    1/250 sec at f/7.1 (top)    1/60 sec at f/8 (bottom)

Trees and Mist

Trees and Mist by Allan J Jones Photography
Trees and Mist

This is along the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. The sun was going down and backlit the trees with the mists behind them. The line of trees along the ridge line is a nice touch that I didn’t notice at the time.

 Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 85mm
ISO 400    1/125 sec    f/6.3

 

Alders, Maples and Mist

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Alders, Maples and Mist by Allan J Jones Photography
Alders, Maples and Mist

This is another shot from the Madison Falls parking lot in the Olympic National Park along the Elwha River. I really liked the pink blush of new growth on the tops of the alders… that’s what attracted me to taking the shot. But then I changed it in B&W and liked it even more. I use the Lightroom plugin version of Silver Efex Pro2 for the initial conversion to B&W and then use Photoshop for detail enhancements.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 48mm
ISO 400    1/60 sec     f/4.2

Elwha River in Winter

Elwha River, west side and ridge by Allan J Jones
Elwha River, west side and ridge

Taken from the Madison Falls parking lot in the Olympic National Park. I’m not too excited about how the details show up on the web view. One of those times that the image really needs printing.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 42mm
ISO 400    1/160 sec    f/6.3

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