Something a little different

Flowers with filter

I had a friend share a photo or two that he took with his iPhone using a filter that was fairly well hidden in the depths of the iOS. I started playing with that and he suggested another app (Visionn) that I used to take this image of a bouquet.

This is totally different than what I have been working on, but I found it a lot of fun. More on this later …

Lost Banana Process

Bronze Banana

I spent some time at the Pratt Fine Art Foundry and I really enjoyed it. But I was drawn to the technical aspects of pouring bronze and the challenge of the “post production” work. There were times when I was just wanting to take natural objects and see what happened when you used the investment casting process. That process was typically known as “lost wax” due to the use of wax models that evaporate during the time in the kiln. One particular failure was the “lost fish process” when I tried to make a cast of a rainbow trout. There were comments that the neighborhood cats where all hanging around … but the bones all ended up in the bottom of the bronze and were just a mess.

The lost banana was much more successful.

  • Camera: Nikon D850-
  • Lens: Nikkor 58mm
  • ISO 100 2 sec f/16


Salmonberry by Allan J Jones Photography

From flowers to berries… This was one of the first salmon berries that was showing color. I didn’t try this one, but I did have one from a bush nearby and it was still very sour. Still be maybe a couple weeks before they get sweet enough. Growing right along a main path in plain view, I bet it doesn’t last long enough to get sweet.

  • Camera: iPhone X
  • Back lens: 6mm
  • ISO 50 1/80 sec f/2.4

New Growth (Salal)

New Growth (Salal) by Allan J Jones Photography
New Growth (Salal)

Really nice to see the fresh greens of the new growth. It makes it seem like spring is really here. (even though as I write this it is cool and raining)

This was at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA.

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set at 62mm

ISO 400 1/125 sec f/5.6

Rhododendron and Madrone


This is my view out my office window right now. (this wasn’t taken through the window)

The madrone in the background is dead, but the color of the trunk is still a nice reddish color that goes well with the stems of the rhododendron.

It’s a nice time of year in the woods here in the Pacific Northwest. The wild rhododendron are in bloom. (Washington’s state flower)

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 50mm
ISO 100    1/25 sec    f/13


Kennewick and Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier and the Ferry Kennewick by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Rainier and the Ferry Kennewick

The Washington State Ferry Kennewick leaving Port Townsend and heading to Coupeville on Whidbey Island with Mt Rainier in the distance. This image is a good example of the difference between what the eye can see and what shows up through an image system. I had to play all sorts of tricks to get Mt Rainier to show up … it was pretty faint at the time, but a lot more noticeable to the eye than what the sensor recorded.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/640 sec    f/13

Stick Houses

Stick Houses by Allan J Jones Photography
Stick Houses

These two structures took a lot of work to assemble. I hope they last … at least until the next big storm. They are just temporary structures, assembled without permits on the beach at the state park. So many code violations. The authorities may not approve.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 116mm
ISO 200    1/640 sec    f/13

Spring Day at the Beach

Spring Day at the Beach by Allan J Jones Photography
Spring Day at the Beach

This is the beach at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. The northeast corner of the Olympic Mountain range is in the distance… although the closer peaks are outside the borders of the Olympic National Park. With this weather, the snow pack in the high country is really melting out. Looks like it may be a good year for early hiking in the alpine meadows!

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200   1/400 sec    f/10

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