Fortuitous Accident

Fortuitous Accident

I really like it when you screw up and it turns out to be fortuitous.

I was in a little hurry and got the photo paper in the printer upside down. When it came out of the printer, I knew immediately what I had done, but my response was very positive towards the resulting image. The problem with this as a regular process to create images is that the ink doesn’t dry for weeks and weeks. I finally had it dry enough so it wouldn’t smudge too much … but still had to put it inside a plastic sleeve in order to keep the ink from covering the scanner glass.

The original image was posted on a page here.

Camera: well, that’s a good question… um, a flat bed scanner

Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

Solar Arc - Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake by Allan J Jones Photography
Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

This was one of my regular walks around Capitol Lake in Olympia, WA … and the sky presented one of its more spectacular displays. I was amazed and really happy I was carrying my camera. Meanwhile, the majority of the walkers were totally oblivious to the scene.

Note: I have been in the process of relocating to Port Townsend … a hundred miles north of Olympia. It has been a very time consuming process. It has taken a toll on my ability to spend time with the camera. As a result, I have gone into the library to find some golden oldies to share. This one is from February 2016.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm
ISO 100    1/400sec    f/8.0

Summer’s Past

Summer's Past by Allan J Jones Photography
Summer’s Past

The sun was still trying to burn through the fog when I was walking around Capitol Lake. The title here is a play on words… since not only is summer over, but the rope swing hanging from the tree hasn’t been used for years. The lake is closed due to an invasive species of snail. It was a nice place to take the canoe out until they closed it.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/8.0

Capitol Lake Fall Colors

Capitol Lake Fall Colors by Allan J Jones Photography
Capitol Lake Fall Colors

Western Washington has a lot of very nice fall colors. The unfortunate fact is that too often the fall days are cloudy and wet. When there is a sunny day, the colors are enhanced and really pop. This is a tree down at Capitol Lake on one of those days when the sun shone.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-300mm set at 68mm
ISO 150    1/125 sec    f/8.0

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