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

Snowy Bunker

Snowy Bunker by Allan J Jones Photography
Snowy Bunker

Walking around Fort Worden in Port Townsend in the snow was a treat. Snow is pretty much a rarity in Port Townsend … This is one of the abandoned bunkers that was used to guard the entrance to Admiralty Inlet (Puget Sound).

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
ISO 100    1/200 sec    f/6.3

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

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