Dungeness River

Dungeness River

Took a hike up the Dungeness River in the North Olympics. This was the view from our lunch spot. What really amazed me about this image was the huge boulder on the left bank that is covered with ferns. I wish I had carried a telephoto lens …

  • Camera: Fujijfilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 45mm
  • ISO 800 1/550 sec f/5.6

Elwha Valley View

Elwha Valley View by Allan J Jones Photography
Elwha Valley View

This is from a little used overlook of the Elwha River valley in Olympic National Park. The area is between sites of the two dams that were removed several years ago… and the river is enjoying its newly re-found freedom by washing out the road. I liked the madrone on the right… they are just along the trail.

This is a panorama of 7 photos (a lot of overlap) … close to a 180 degree view. So there is lots of horizontal compression. I also used a manual exposure setting to ensure consistent values across the shots… and used Abode Lightroom to stitch the panorama.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set at 24
ISO 250    1/320 sec   f/8

Halequin Ducks

Harlequin Ducks by Allan J Jones
Harlequin Ducks

I was eating lunch on the bridge across the Elwha River, up above the road washout. While munching, I walked to the other side of the bridge and noticed that just below the bridge were two pair of harlequin ducks. I was glad I had brought my big zoom lens.

I balanced the lens on the middle rail of the bridge and took several shots. That let me get the shutter speed down. It was a cloudy day, so I still had to have the lens wide open.

I was afraid that I might startle them and have them fly off. That didn’t happen. Instead they all took naps!

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
ISO 800   1/200 sec    f/5.6

Mt Hood from White Salmon

Mt Hood and Hood River by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Hood and Hood River

We drove up the Washington side of the Columbia River to The Dalles and back down to Troutdale on the Oregon side. It was fairly cloudy lower on the river, but the weather typically starts to clear about the time you get to the Hood River / White Salmon area.

This view looks south from White Salmon to the town of Hood River and the mountain.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 210mm
ISO 100    1/500 sec    f/8

Quilcene River in Winter

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There is a short loop trail that runs from the Falls View Campground in the Olympic National Forest. It’s a nice walk through the woods, but there isn’t a lot of access to the river bank. This is one of the few. A nice winter walk … especially when the river is running low and not all angry like.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 85mm
ISO 100    1/50 sec    f/4.5

View from Point Madison

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Point Madison is in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. I had raced down to the point to try and get a photo of a rainbow behind the lighthouse. It had pretty much faded away by the time I got there (see below). But when I started back up the hill, I was struck by the clouds and the sun shining off the wet streets.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 400    1/800 sec at f/14

Point Madison Lighthouse by Allan J Jones Photography
Point Madison Lighthouse with Rainbow

Washout Bypass Trail

Elwha Washout Bypass Trail by Allan J Jones Photography
Elwha Washout Bypass Trail

The Elwha River is one of the type examples of a river being returned to a wild state by the removal of dams. The river has shown it’s wild state by washing out the road in a couple places. To provide trail access there is a new trail that runs higher up along the hill. We went to take a look at the Elwha when it was in flood stage on January 4th. Quite impressive. The photo below shows one of the washouts (this is only one branch of the free flowing river).

I was going to carry other cameras, but with an expected 6+ mile hike, I opted for light weight.

Elwha River Washout by Allan J Jones Photography
Elwha River Washout

Camera: Nikon CoolPix W300

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