Martin’s Park

Martin’s Park, Olympic National Park

Martin’s Park is a little visited area near the Low Divide in the Olympic National Park. It’s about 17 miles in if you take the short route. If you hike up the Elwha River Trail, it’s over 25. Hence, the little visited status. There are a couple of small lakes and large areas of meadow.

I was camped at Low Divide with my hiking buddy (see the trail in the lower left) and we took a day to hike up and visit the area. This was in July, so there was still a fair amount of snow left.

Camera: Canon S400 1/200 sec f/7.1

Foggy Winter Scene

Foggy Winter Scene

This was from the same day as the previous post (Sunny Winter Scene) and about an hour later. The clouds came up the mountain and everything was totally socked in. Not much to shoot except the outlines of trees. So, I shot outlines of trees. This is not a black and white image, by the way. There just isn’t any color making it through the fog.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 200 1/32o sec f/7.1

Gray Jay

Gray Jay

We were eating lunch during a hike at Hurricane Hill in Olympic National Park. We immediately attracted a number of Gray Jays … aka camp robbers.

They are not shy at all, so I was able to get several nice photos of this little guy. I was especially happy with the details on the chest feathers.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 200 1/500 sec f/11

Stonecrop and Pinesap

Stonecrop
Pinesap

I enjoy the flowers that struggle to grow in rugged, rocky dry places or deep in the woods. Stonecrop and Pinesap are that kind of plant. Stonecrop growing in the dry, rocky alpine slopes of the Olympic Mountains and Pinesap growing in the woods, living without chlorophyll.

Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens

North Coast Olympic Peninsula Panorama

North Coast Olympic Peninsula Panorama

This was the first panorama I did using my new Fujifilm GFX 50R. The .dng file came in at over 400MB … but at that resolution, you can see the Dungeness lighthouse (on the right shoreline) and ships in the harbor at Port Angeles (the left shoreline). In the distance you can see the San Juan Islands (on the right) and Vancouver Island (on the left) with the Victoria area just visible. This was taken from the Grand Ridge trail just west of Deer Park in the Olympic National Park.

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