Large Madrone

Large Madrone by Allan J Jones Photography
Large Madrone

This is one of the most spectacular Madrones that I have ever seen. Just a magnificent tree. There are three deer underneath… a young one is laying down and one is walking away and it’s tail is just visible to the left of the tree.

This is Fort Worden St Park, Port Townsend.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300 mm set at 28mm
ISO 200    1/800 sec    f/6.3

Mountians and Ships

Cascade Mountains and the ferry Kennewick by Allan J Jones Photograhpy
Cascade Mountains and the ferry Kennewick

Both images are taken from Fort Worden St Park in Port Townsend. The first image is of the WA State Ferry Kennewick on it’s way to Port Townsend from Coupeville. It’s a great boat ride…. especially when the weather is clear and you can see the Cascades in one direction and the Olympics in the other.

USS Robert Johnson and Mt Baker by Allan J Jones Photography
USS Robert Johnson and Mt Baker

This is the USS Robert Johnson with Mt Baker in the background. The discontinuity between the natural and the industrial/military attracted me to taking this image. I don’t usually take photos of military vessals … don’t want to be accused of being a spy!

Just a note: The ship was named after a young black marine who was serving in Viet Nam when a grenade landed in his unit’s foxhole. He through himself on the grenade, saving the lives of the others in his unit.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
Top Photo: ISO 200    1/1000 sec    f/8.0
Bottom Photo: ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/16

Bunker Door

Bunker Door by Allan J Jones Photography
Bunker Door

I was walking the paths in Fort Worden State Park when I caught a flash of bright red off to the side. It was the sun catching the rust on this bunker door. From a straight on view, the red isn’t quite as brilliant as it was with the sun at a reflecting angle, but I love the patterns.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 50mm
ISO 400    1/400 sec    f/5.6

Ring and Moss

Ring and Moss by Allan J Jones Photography
Ring and Moss

The abandoned gun emplacements at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA are a great location for finding interesting artifacts. I really liked the moss that was growing around this one retaining ring (not the correct military term, I’m sure). It was interesting partly because of a whole wall full of these rings, this was the only one with a patch of moss around it. Must be some difference in the makeup of the cement in that location.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 160mm
ISO 400    1/400 sec    f/5.6

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson Lighthouse by Allan J Jones Photography
Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson is on Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. I was walking the beach and liked the snowy North Central Cascades behind the lighthouse. After our snowy weather, it was a nice change to be able to walk the beach in the sun.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/1600 sec    f/6.3

Junco

Junco by Allan J Jones Photography
Junco

During one of my walks around Fort Worden in Port Townsend, I noticed a number of Junco’s flitting through the branches of a tree along the trail. This little guy was nice enough to sit still long enough that I was able to get a couple shots off… I think we had the same thoughts: is it spring yet?

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300
ISO 800    1/800 sec    f/6.3

Snowy Bunker

Snowy Bunker by Allan J Jones Photography
Snowy Bunker

Walking around Fort Worden in Port Townsend in the snow was a treat. Snow is pretty much a rarity in Port Townsend … This is one of the abandoned bunkers that was used to guard the entrance to Admiralty Inlet (Puget Sound).

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
ISO 100    1/200 sec    f/6.3

View from Point Madison

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Point Madison is in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. I had raced down to the point to try and get a photo of a rainbow behind the lighthouse. It had pretty much faded away by the time I got there (see below). But when I started back up the hill, I was struck by the clouds and the sun shining off the wet streets.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 400    1/800 sec at f/14
Point Madison Lighthouse by Allan J Jones Photography
Point Madison Lighthouse with Rainbow

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

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