Port Townsend Mill and the Olympics

Port Townsend Paper Mill and the Olympic Mountains by Allan J JonesThis is looking southwest from the end of the downtown area of Port Townsend, looking towards the Port Townsend Paper Company mill and the Northeast corner of the Olympic Mountains. The steam from the mill and the cloud layer low on the mountains were both backlit and I was struck by the repeating horizontal lines. I also liked the way the distant foreground range has a set of cell phone towers and antennas … which repeat the vertical lines of the stacks and sailboat masts. (a little hard to see that in the smaller web version)

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 250mm
ISO 160    1/1600 sec    f/8.0


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  1. I appreciate your artistic viewpoint and I love the photo. However, what strikes me is the exhaust volume from just one factory. In the cloud mix are pollutants, some harmful. Just think of what nature—and now animals (including humans) must content with from the millions of factories around the world. This would make a great poster child for pollution.

    1. Very true.
      I know the mill isn’t just releasing steam, due to the smell when you are downwind.
      There’s more than a little irony in the fact that a source of pollution can have such a visual impact.

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