On the Trail

Rest Break on the Upper Dungeness Trail

Over the last 35 years I have gone on a hike into the Olympic Mountains with my friend Jeff nearly every year. It is getting harder for both of us, though… as time catches up with us. We did a shorter hike this year, both in days and mileage, but enjoyed it immensely. I cut enough weight out of my pack … the white one in the image … that I decided to take a heavier camera than my point and shoot. The image quality was well worth it.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: 63mm
  • ISO 125 1/60 sec f/2.8

Piano Player

Piano Player

This is at the ferry dock at Fulford Harbor, Salt Spring Island, B.C. The boy was practicing some chords, but was not an accomplished player. It was still pleasant (and better than I would have been able to remember).

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 100 1/140 sec f/11

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

Madison Falls Picnic Area (Winter)

Madison Falls picnic area with mist by Allan J Jones Photography
Madison Falls picnic area with mist

The trailhead parking for accessing the Elwha River road is the (small) Madison Falls parking lot. Fortunately, in the winter, the traffic is not heavy. I was returning from my hike up to the bridge (about 6 miles round trip) carrying cameras and tripod … and the mists were moving through the valley. There are a couple of guys with their dog over on the picnic table to the left. They were admiring the view below:

Elwha River Road at Dusk with Mist by Allan J Jones Photography
Elwha River Road at Dusk with Mist

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 24-85mm (settings: Top-52mm; Bottom-85mm)

ISO 400    Top: 1/60 at f/4.2  Bottom: 1/125 at f/5.6

Jeff Noir

JJA noir

This is my hiking buddy, Jeff.

We were just about to head off for a couple days camping and hiking in the Queets River area in Olympic National Park. I had just loaded a roll of film into my Mamiya C33 Twin Lens camera and took this shot.

It took me a while to take the rest of the roll … for one thing, that camera makes my Nikon DSLR seem lightweight. It’s a brick.

(His last name isn’t really Noir)

Giant Sitka Spruce

Giant Sitka Spruce by Allan J Jones Photography
Giant Sitka Spruce

This is one of the largest Sitka spruce trees in the world … and is quite accessible. It is only a short walk from the road along Lake Quinault. So, it gets a lot of visitors. I was there as a child … (that’s me being held by my father). Since 1950, the shrubs have grown up around the base of the tree… this was taken on the back side of the photo above.

1940's Jones 2

Top Photo:
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm
ISO 640    1/250 sec    f/8.0

Throwing Dirt

Throwing Dirt, Capitol Lake, Olympia, Washington by Allan J Jones Photography
Throwing Dirt, Capitol Lake, Olympia, Washington

I was walking around Capitol Lake and saw this young girl throwing handfuls of dirt from the walking/running path into the lake. The wind would pick up the dust and swirl it around in a nice pattern. She was doing it again and again… and it reminded me how much I enjoyed doing that as a child. As an adult, I have often rolled rocks down hillsides in the mountains (when I knew it was safe) … and have also spent a lot of time throwing big rocks into lakes … especially from high altitudes. The splash is wonderful … and the sound is always a little different. The simple joys.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 300mm F/4
ISO: 2500    1/800 sec   f/16


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