Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

Solar Arc - Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake by Allan J Jones Photography
Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

This was one of my regular walks around Capitol Lake in Olympia, WA … and the sky presented one of its more spectacular displays. I was amazed and really happy I was carrying my camera. Meanwhile, the majority of the walkers were totally oblivious to the scene.

Note: I have been in the process of relocating to Port Townsend … a hundred miles north of Olympia. It has been a very time consuming process. It has taken a toll on my ability to spend time with the camera. As a result, I have gone into the library to find some golden oldies to share. This one is from February 2016.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm
ISO 100    1/400sec    f/8.0

Rainbow Over Whidbey Island

Rainbow and sunset over Whidbey by Allan J Jones Photography
Rainbow and sunset over Whidbey
Rainbow over Whidbey by Allan J Jones Photography
Rainbow over Whidbey

These photos were taken from Marrowstone Island, looking east across Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet) toward Whidbey Island. The glow of the sunset was lighting up the clouds on the north end of the rainbow, while the south end of the rainbow was more complete. The top arc of the ‘bow was not visible.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm   set at 116mm (top) and 42mm (bottom)
ISO 640    1/200 sec at f/5.6 (top)    1/50 sec at f/18 (bottom)

Smokey Sunset

2018-08-05 Smokey Sunset by Allan J Jones Photography
2018-08-05 Smokey Sunset

There are a lot of forest fires around the world… Washington State hasn’t been hit too bad so far, but we are still catching a lot of smoke from California fires. The smoke can result in some spectacular sunsets … partially making up for the loss of visibility during the rest of the day. For instance, Mt Rainier was hidden by smoke today.

This shot was from my apartment in Olympia on 5 August 2018.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 72mm
ISO 200    1/250sec   f/8.0

15.5% New Moon — July 14th

15.5% new moon, July 14, 2018
15.5% new moon, July 14, 2018

This was 14 July 2018 at about 9:40PM. I used a tripod to keep the trees and the surface of the moon both in focus at f/6.3 without bumping up the ISO too high. The sunset was just fading and the range of pastels was very nice.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 300mm f4
ISO 800    1/160 sec    f/6.3