Windy Day at Point Hudson

Windy Day at Point Hudson

Point Hudson is at the east end of downtown Port Townsend. The wind was really blowing this day, the waves don’t show it much except where the water is shallowest. Not sure what it is that attracts me to this image.

This was taken from a viewpoint at Fort Worden State Park … no, I don’t have a drone. Not sure I would have taken one up in weather like that, either.

Storm Clouds and Crepuscular Rays

Storm Clouds and Crepuscular Rays

This was a particularly striking example of crepuscular rays. I enjoy the challenge of trying to cover the high dynamic range that are typically present when crepuscular rays are present. In this case, the foreground was urban and cluttered, so I opted to take it to black.

  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 200mm
  • ISO 200 1/500 sec f/11

Martin’s Park

Martin’s Park, Olympic National Park

Martin’s Park is a little visited area near the Low Divide in the Olympic National Park. It’s about 17 miles in if you take the short route. If you hike up the Elwha River Trail, it’s over 25. Hence, the little visited status. There are a couple of small lakes and large areas of meadow.

I was camped at Low Divide with my hiking buddy (see the trail in the lower left) and we took a day to hike up and visit the area. This was in July, so there was still a fair amount of snow left.

Camera: Canon S400 1/200 sec f/7.1

Message to Blog Followers


Just wanted to let you know that I have been having some issues with the WordPress application and occasionally will get error messages when I try to schedule a post. When I go back into edit mode and return the post is scheduled, however, I have had a couple instances where an email is sent out announcing the post immediately… but the post is not published until the scheduled date.

My apologies and I hope you will forgive the inconvenience while I try to resolve this issue.


Celtic Knotwork 1, Pen and Ink, Photo by Allan J Jones
Celtic Knotwork 1, Pen and Ink

Central Olympic Mountains

Central Olympics

I was up at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park recently and was very surprised at the thin snowpack. But it has been an unusually dry November in Washington State… the driest since 1976.

The bright patch of ice directly above the trees is the top of Mt Olympus behind the Bailey Range.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm

Dock and Crane, Indian Island

Dock and Crane, Indian Island

This is looking across the bay at Port Townsend to the pier where they load/unload naval ships. There was quite a bit of rain shower activity and low clouds. It created an interesting visual. I changed this to black and white, but couldn’t tell much of a difference.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 210mm
  • ISO 800 1/400 sec f/10

Sun Breaking Through Mist

Sun Breaking Through Mists on the Dungeness

When you have spent the evening listening to the sound of rain on the tent roof and you wake to heavy mists, you wonder if you will be hiking out in the rain. When you spot a sign that the mists are parting and there is sun on the ridge above, it it s wonderful feeling … bringing a sigh of relief.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 63mm lens
  • ISO 100 1/150 sec f/4.5

Urban Deer

There are a lot of deer in Port Townsend, WA. They are considered pests by gardeners trying to grow roses (for instance). As a result of their frequent interaction with humans (mostly non-violent, except for the irate gardeners), they are very tame and unafraid. As a result, you get fawns walking right by (when they are trying to keep up with Mom).

Out the kitchen window

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