Fort Worden Abstract II

Abstract Image Fort Worden St Park by Allan J Jones
Abstract Image Fort Worden St Park

Fort Worden State Park is located in Port Townsend, Washington and is the site of a number of fine restaurants, a pub or two and music and arts events. (also the location of the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman”)

Camera: Olympus E-10
Lens: Olympus 25mm
ISO 80    1/160 sec    f/3.2

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

Winter Tree Triptych

Winter Tree Triptych
Winter Tree Triptych

This was a series of 9 photos that I took and stitched together in Photoshop using the panorama import option in Lightroom. I then increased the contrast until the background sky was totally burnt out and the tree was totally black. At that point I had to remove some of the foreground clutter (grass, background, etc). Then copied and resized to get three on one 24×72 inch image canvas. Printed at this size, the image is quite dramatic.

For the time being, I am using the single image as my logo.

December 2016