Views from the Ferry

Leaving Coupeville Dock

The ferry ride from Coupeville to Port Townsend provides some fairly dramatic scenery, from the more mudane (the ferry dock and environs) to the more spectacular view of the Northeast corner of the Olympic Mountains. The left over remnants of the morning fog reduced the clarity of the view, but added the ability to distinguish the various ridgelines.

View from the Ferry

Cloudscape and Mushrooms

Cloudscape

Once in a while I will go out shooting and forget to download the images to my computer when I get home. And sometimes I will then start using a different camera for a while … variety being the spice, they say.

Both of these images were ones that I had in the camera for longer than I would admit. But a pleasant surprise when I finally saw them. I wish I had taken the mushroom in a focus stack so the depth of field was greater … but I still like the image.

Mushrooms

Sitting at the Beach

Sitting at the Beach

I saw this couple sitting enjoying the beach breeze and view while I was trying to shoot up the last of a roll that had sat in my Hasselblad way too long. I hadn’t realized that my film shooting was another casualty of the virus.

Anyway, I thought that these two looked like they had an established routine and may have done this once or twice before. Seemed like a good way to spend an hour or so in the afternoon.

That is the Central Cascades on the other side of Puget Sound above Whidbey Island, taken from Point Hudson in Port Townsend.

Herons on the Shoreline

Herons on the Shoreline

Port Townsend has an excellent walking/biking trail: The Larry Scott Trail. It runs from the marina downtown for 7.3 miles … they hope to connect it to the Olympic Discovery Trail, but are missing several miles of property rights. This section is near the marina and at low tide there are frequently herons that come to try and find a snack or two.

Beach Walk

Beach Walk
Beach Detail

I like the panoramic format even if the subject isn’t a scenic panorama. Of course, it depends on the subject. In the top image here there are a lot of horizontally running lines … something that a panoramic crop can emphasize. In the lower image, the crop turned into a panorama when I cut away the pieces that were distracting. In this image, I liked the wet rocks just above the surf line … and the rocks in the distance become increasingly out of focus.

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