Off Tyler Street


I returned to reshoot this building with a wide angle perspective control lens. That helped eliminate any keystone distortion. Now all I need is an answer to the question: where does that upper door go to?

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24mm PC
ISO 1000    1/200 sec at f/5.6

Narrow Alley Walkway


Walking around downtown Port Townsend, I passed this small walkway dozens of times before noticing it. It’s pretty amazing, really. Not many windows on those walls…

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24mm PC
ISO 1000    1/125 sec at f/5.6

Big Leaf Maple and Elwha Ranger Station


The sun shining on the mossy trunk of the maple really caught my attention… having the ranger station in the background was a plus. The hill behind has the bluish cast due to the mists forming in the valley (my hypothesis). Across from the ranger station is the old gas station used for fueling park vehicles.


Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 31mm (top) and 32mm (bottom)

ISO 400    1/250 sec at f/7.1 (top)    1/60 sec at f/8 (bottom)

Fort Worden Officer Residences

Fort Worden Officer Residences by Allan J Jones Photography
Fort Worden Officer Residences

Fort Worden State Park is in Port Townsend, WA. It’s a wonderful use of a retired military facility. Lots of great hiking trails and nice beaches with views of the Cascade Mountains and Admiralty Inlet. It was one of the sites used for the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman”.

I was struck by how the repeating pattern from the stairs is echoed by the pattern of the roofs.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 800    1/60 sec    f/6.3

Powerhouse Door Detail

Powerhouse door detail by Allan J Jones
Powerhouse door detail

This is one of the door to the old powerhouse at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. I’m not sure how well it operates now (the door, not the powerhouse). I would love to hear it being opened… I bet it really screeches.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-300mm set at 85mm
ISO 800    1/800 sec    f/14

Clam Cannery, waterfront view


This is the Clam Cannery building (1885) in Port Townsend. I was really enjoying a mid-winter sunny day and as the sun was starting to set the light really brought out the textures in the face of the building.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 200mm
ISO 400    1/320 sec    f/9.0

Sun, Sky and Color


They just don’t do buildings like they used to… I really like the ornate trim on the old buildings in Port Townsend… this one dating to 1889 … about the real heyday of construction of a lot of the downtown area.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 320    1/500 sec    f/11

The Hastings Building


Detail of the Hastings Building, Port Townsend, Washington.

Construction of the building began in 1889 and was completed in 1890. The space was originally offices and retail space. It is currently undergoing some remodeling. The building was recognized as a registered state historic place in 1972.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 65mm
ISO 400    1/400 sec    f/10

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