On the Trail

Rest Break on the Upper Dungeness Trail

Over the last 35 years I have gone on a hike into the Olympic Mountains with my friend Jeff nearly every year. It is getting harder for both of us, though… as time catches up with us. We did a shorter hike this year, both in days and mileage, but enjoyed it immensely. I cut enough weight out of my pack … the white one in the image … that I decided to take a heavier camera than my point and shoot. The image quality was well worth it.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: 63mm
  • ISO 125 1/60 sec f/2.8

Rhododendron Forest

Rhododendron Forest

Hiking the Upper Dungeness trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness in the Olympic Mountains, you pass through an area dense with Rhododendrons. Not sure what makes this particular spot so favorable for them, but it is quite spectacular. And a good example of why the Rhody is the official Washington State flower.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 800 1/50 sec f/11

Architecture of B.C.

Neo-Yurt
Dockside at Fulford Harbour
B.C. Parliament Building, Victoria

During a recent visit to British Columbia to visit friends, I took several photos of various buildings. I don’t usually take architectural photos … instead shooting nature, but I liked the way this series showed the variations experienced on my trip.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm

Piano Player

Piano Player

This is at the ferry dock at Fulford Harbor, Salt Spring Island, B.C. The boy was practicing some chords, but was not an accomplished player. It was still pleasant (and better than I would have been able to remember).

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm
  • ISO 100 1/140 sec f/11

Madrone

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.
Lettuce
Peppers
Garlic
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

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