Early Snow outside Haines, Alaska

Haines Alaska, Peaks with New Snow by Allan J Jones Photography
Haines Alaska, Peaks with New Snow

These are peaks visible from the ferry between Haines and Juneau Alaska. I was lucky to catch a brief opening in the clouds letting a little sun on the lower rock while the foreground forest was in shade.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 190mm 
ISO 800    1/640 sec    f/13

Early Snow

Early Snow: North Fork Skokomish by Allan J Jones Photography
Early Snow: North Fork Skokomish

This is shot taken from the bridge just above Lake Cushman looking up the North Fork Skokomish valley, the southeast corner of the Olympic National Park. There is a great trail running 14 miles up the valley to First Divide. The trail across the Olympics surveyed by the Lt. O’Neil Expedition in 1890 went up this valley and out the East Fork Quinault.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 55mm
ISO 100    1/100 sec    f/5.0

A Happy Mistake

Mt Olympus Inkwork Blurred by Allan J Jones
Mt Olympus Inkwork Blurred

Sometimes mistakes are interesting.

During a hike of the High Divide (one of the highlights of the Olympic National Park), we camped along the ridge. The view across the Hoh River valley to Mt Olympus was dramatic.

On return, I used the photo for the basis of an art pen image which I then took a photo of to print as a greeting card.

During the process of printing a test card, I put a sheet of photo paper wrong side up in the printer. As a result, the ink ran all over the place. However, the image that resulted had an interesting impressionistic feel to it. Once the ink (eventually) dried, I scanned it.

The original image:

Mt Olympus Inkwork
Mt Olympus Inkwork

The photo:

Mt Olympus from Hi Divide by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Olympus from Hi Divide

Krause Bottom, Elwha River Valley

Krause Bottom, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park by Allan J Jones Photograhpy
Krause Bottom, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park

This was the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, 2001. We had hiked up the Elwha Valley and visited Krause Bottom in the Olympic National Park. This was before they removed the dam to return the upper river to salmon habitat. While it didn’t rain on us, there were low clouds/fog/mist that gave the valley a mysterious look. We had camped at the upper end of the valley a couple times and hiked through several more … it is always a special.

Camera: Olympus E-10
Lens: Olympus 22mm
ISO 80    1/100 sec    f/2.8

Mt Baker from Mt Walker

Mt Baker from Mt Walker by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Baker from Mt Walker

You can drive a Forest Service road from US 101 to the top of Mt Walker (~2730′) which is on the northeast corner of the Olympics, just south of Quilcene. There are two viewpoints … one on the north and one on the south. This is the view from the north viewpoint looking across Puget Sound to Mt Baker.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 400    1/800 sec    f/14