Architecture of B.C.

Dockside at Fulford Harbour
B.C. Parliament Building, Victoria

During a recent visit to British Columbia to visit friends, I took several photos of various buildings. I don’t usually take architectural photos … instead shooting nature, but I liked the way this series showed the variations experienced on my trip.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX-50R
  • Lens: Fujinon 63mm

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

Back Door


Getting off the main street and walking the alleys and access streets is a great way to find new and visually exciting spots. This door looks like it has seen better days… and the building is just a little bit scary with the cracks and patches.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Distagon 21mm
ISO 1600    1/25 sec    f/8

Fort Worden Officer Residences

Fort Worden Officer Residences by Allan J Jones Photography
Fort Worden Officer Residences

Fort Worden State Park is in Port Townsend, WA. It’s a wonderful use of a retired military facility. Lots of great hiking trails and nice beaches with views of the Cascade Mountains and Admiralty Inlet. It was one of the sites used for the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman”.

I was struck by how the repeating pattern from the stairs is echoed by the pattern of the roofs.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 800    1/60 sec    f/6.3

Door to the Holiday


Above the door you can see “Clam Cannery 1885”. This is a building on the waterfront in Port Townsend. I really liked the door with the wreath, and the way the color of the ribbon on the wreath was echoed by the color of the geraniums.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 800    1/160 sec    f/6.3

Door Detail


Walking around downtown Port Townsend, I was mostly taking photos of the great old building… wide angle shots, mostly. But the details are great too. I loved the patina that this door had developed over the years. I’m really glad that they haven’t kept it clean.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 320    1/500 sec    f/11


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