Windy Day at Point Hudson

Windy Day at Point Hudson

Point Hudson is at the east end of downtown Port Townsend. The wind was really blowing this day, the waves don’t show it much except where the water is shallowest. Not sure what it is that attracts me to this image.

This was taken from a viewpoint at Fort Worden State Park … no, I don’t have a drone. Not sure I would have taken one up in weather like that, either.

Pond at Chinese Gardens

Pond at Chinese Gardens

This is the pond at Chinese Gardens in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. There aren’t any gardens, anymore. The sunlight breaking through and hitting the surface of the pond was pretty stunning. Especially after a couple days with heavy cloud cover.

And one of those times where I had been in the woods and using a high ISO, the sun broke out and I went for the shot without resetting the ISO down … plenty of exposure room to have got down to the base ISO.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 102mm
  • ISO 800 1/1250 sec f/14

Mergansers in Flight

Mergansers in Flight

I was on top a 70 foot bank overlooking Puget Sound when I noticed a flock of birds flying by off-shore. I took a shot, not knowing what kind of bird they were … too far away for my visual identification skills. Nice to have the resolution to crop in and do the identification.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 200 1/400 sec f/10

Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

Photo taken at sunrise from Alki Beach, “Birthplace of Seattle”. Note the two ferries heading to Seattle… the one of the left is coming from Bremerton, the one on the right from Bainbridge Island.

Make sure you click on the image to see it in larger size.

  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Nikkor 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/320 sec f/8

Mill, Mountains and Marina

The Port Townsend Paper mill is the largest local employer. Unless, perhaps, you call the ocean the employer of the fishing fleet. Another strong candidate would be the Olympic National Park and the recreational opportunities it provides. This image almost looks like it is a toned black and white image … but it is pretty much a straight (non-enhanced) color image.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/800mm f/14

Heron

Great Blue Heron

While watching the sunset at the beach, I was joined by a Great Blue Heron. I believe the Heron was more interested in dinner than in the sunset. I got a nice sunset, not sure if the Heron got dinner.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 400 1/160 sec f/6.3

The Kennewick in Stormy Weather

The Ferry Kennewick coming in to Port Townsend

I enjoy walking in stormy weather and this October day was perfect for that. The rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains protects Port Townsend (some) but it is often very windy. Walking along the beach downtown, I noticed the ferry Kennewick coming into town. I was a little surprised, since in high winds they often cancel that ferry run.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R with 63mm Fujinon
  • ISO 50 1/120 sec f/7.1

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

Royal Creek

Royal Creek

Royal Creek drains Royal Basin … one of the more popular backpacking destinations in the Olympic National Park (reservations required). I was on the bridge over the creek just where the Royal Basin trail starts … about 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness trail. See below for a photo of the bridge. I was bracing the camera on the bridge rail … and shooting various long exposures to get some blur in the water. The problem was the bridge wasn’t nearly as stable as my tripod. Good thing I wasn’t shooting film!

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon GF 48mm
  • ISO 400 1/6 sec f/22
Bridge over Royal Creek

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