Madrone on Salt Spring Island

Was out for a walk at the beach on Salt Spring Island and found this madrone growing on a rock headland. The light on the bark was wonderful and just asked to be captured and shared.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 160 1/60 sec f/11

Sunrise over Twin Sisters

Sunrise over Twin Sisters

Visiting a friend just outside of the small town of Acme in NW Washington. A wonderful view from the kitchen table. (Note that this is a normal lens and basically uncropped.) Mt Baker is the bump just behind the ridge on the left side of the image. I tried various HDR images, but the clouds were moving so fast that they didn’t really turn out well.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 160 1/950 sec f/11

Farmer’s Market

  • The first of these are from the Farmer’s Market in Ganges on Salt Spring Island, B.C. Here’s everything you need for a good salad, except maybe some olive oil and vinegar.
Boxes of Cherry Tomatoes
Dandelions for Sale

This final shot is from the Farmer’s Market in Port Townsend. My dad was a gardener and grew up on a small farm in Wisconsin. He would have cracked up at this stand selling organic Dandelion.

  • Cameras: Ganges– Fujifilm GFX70R; Port Townsend– Nikon D850
  • Lenses: Ganges–Fujinon 63mm; Port Townsend– Nikkor 24-85mm set at 85mm



I have mentioned several times that this is the first year watching the garden bloom in our new house. I was totally surprised when this hydrangea bloomed with these red flowers. All of mine in the past were blue or whitish.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 45mm
  • ISO 100 1/350 sec f/2.8

Royal Creek

Royal Creek

Royal Creek drains Royal Basin … one of the more popular backpacking destinations in the Olympic National Park (reservations required). I was on the bridge over the creek just where the Royal Basin trail starts … about 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness trail. See below for a photo of the bridge. I was bracing the camera on the bridge rail … and shooting various long exposures to get some blur in the water. The problem was the bridge wasn’t nearly as stable as my tripod. Good thing I wasn’t shooting film!

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 48mm
  • ISO 400 1/6 sec f/22
Bridge over Royal Creek

Canadian Dogwood

Canadian Dogwood

The canadian dogwood is also known as bunchberry. The berries are bright reddish-orange and not edible. The forest floor is brightened up by their presence, since not a whole lot of showy flowers grow in the deep shade.

Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R

Lens: Fujinon GF 48mm

ISO 800 1/250 sec f/5.6

Forest Canopy

Forest Canopy

It is a challenge getting a good photo of the forest canopy from ground level. I keep trying. The biggest challenge is having the photo give a good impression of the size of the trees. And with taller trees comes even more difficulties of perspective. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 45mm
  • ISO 800 1/400 sec f/5.6

Silver Snag

Silver Snag

The mountain forests have scattered among them an assortment of silver snags … trees have that died and remained standing. The wood bleaches out and the wood takes on a beautiful silver color that is difficult to show on a web post. This one is in the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 500 1/800 sec f/8

More Wildflowers

Indian Paintbrush
A clump of Mountain Bluebells

Another group of wildflowers from the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park. One of the advantages of the area is the road running up to over 5000′ … and the only high country access via motor vehicle in the park. That translates into a pretty crowded area.

  • Camera – Lens:
    • Paintbrush and Yarrow: Fujifilm GFX-50R and Fujinon 120mm
    • Mountain Bluebells: Nikon D850 and Nikkor 80-400mm

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