Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Winter

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center by Allan J Jones Photography
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

The Olympic National Park includes a road that runs up to Hurricane Ridge at an elevation of over 5000 feet. During the winter it is the only ski area on the Olympic Peninsula… it’s small but it attracts a lot of folks, even though there is only a rope tow and no actual lift. On days when there’s a view, it is spectacular. This view looks across the Elwha Valley to the central Bailey Range.

I had been shooting with my zoom lens out to 400mm … and had the ISO and shutter speed set for that lens. When I changed the lens back to the wide angle zoom, I forgot to readjust the settings until after I had shot this.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-85 mm set at 52mm
ISO 400    1/1000 sec    f/16

Western Gull

Western Gull by Allan J Jones Photography
Western Gull

While the gull is the ‘focus’ of attention I really was drawn to the colors of the rocks and the water around the rocks. I may have to return and take more photos of the rocks. Hopefully I can do that, without the gull photo-bombing me!

(by the way, the gull was walking, not standing still with it’s leg in the air)

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400
ISO 400    1/1000 sec    f/16

Fort Worden Viewpoint

Fort Worden View by Allan J Jones Photography
Fort Worden State Park Overview

This is the view of Fort Worden State Park looking south from the top of the hill. Port Townsend is just around the point. The little white spot to the left of the point is a sail boat. I debated removing it, as it looks almost like a huge sensor hot spot. But in a large (13×19 or so) print, it is identifiable.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set on 42mm
ISO 200    1/500 sec    f/7.1

Mt Hood from White Salmon

Mt Hood and Hood River by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Hood and Hood River

We drove up the Washington side of the Columbia River to The Dalles and back down to Troutdale on the Oregon side. It was fairly cloudy lower on the river, but the weather typically starts to clear about the time you get to the Hood River / White Salmon area.

This view looks south from White Salmon to the town of Hood River and the mountain.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 210mm
ISO 100    1/500 sec    f/8

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson Lighthouse by Allan J Jones Photography
Point Wilson Lighthouse

This is the lighthouse at Point Wilson at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. This is an example of where the conversion to Black and White adds a lot of dramatic effect to the image. See the color image below. It’s an okay image, but the black and white conversion adds a lot of punch to the sky.

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Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 210mm

ISO 200    1/1600 sec    f/8.0

Taking Flight

Taking Flight by Allan J Jones
Taking Flight

It took a little while of waiting around to capture the instant of launching into flight. I wanted to stop the motion, so I used a fast shutter speed (1/1600 sec) … in order to keep decent depth of field at f/8, I had to increase the ISO to 200. The pro’s say that I’m getting diffraction effects at any aperture over f/6.3, but I think the diffraction softening is less noticeable than any additional lack of focus on the wing feathers would be.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
ISO 200    1/1600 sec    f/8.0

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