Natural Textures

Natural Textures

If you isolate a subject from everything around it, you can create an abstract image as a result of a lack of context. This is a shot of dried algae in a brackish beach pond. But it’s not about what the subject is, it’s about the textures.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 120mm macro
  • ISO 125 1/600 sec f/5.6

Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains

I really like the atmospheric effects in this image (the shades of grey fading into the distant mountains). It is one of the things I look for when shooting. That and the moments of light breaking through.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 400 1/800 sec f/14

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

A Gloomy Cell

A Gloomy Cell

This is the historic jail in the basement of the Port Townsend Historical Museum. The Port Townsend area was one of the wild sea towns of the late 19th century. The jail was frequently booked full of (non-paying) guests. One of the stories was of the author Jack London spending a night here on his trip to the gold fields of the Yukon and Alaska. Not sure if it was this cell.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: 28-300mm set at 28mm
  • ISO 6400 1/25th sec f/9.0

Upper Dungeness

Upper Dungeness

I was working on an exercise that consisted of taking photos that I originally rejected and seeing if I could ‘make’ anything of them. This was one of the rejects … the original image was taken by mistake while I was moving the camera and was tilted at about a 45 degree angle. The foreground is a little soft … not sure if it was a camera movement issue or just a focusing issue. I liked the end result, though. It reminds me of the photos I used to take with my old box camera when I was a kid.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
  • ISO 1600 1/50 sec f/5.6

Morning Mists

Morning Mists at Camp Handy

We were hiking out from our trip on the Upper Dungeness Trail and stopped for the evening. Just after dinner, it started to sprinkle and it continued through the evening. We spent 13 hours or so in our tents.

When we got up in the morning, the rain had stopped and there were wonderful mists on the ridges on the west side of the Dungeness.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 63mm lens
  • ISO 1600 1/50 sec f/8

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

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