Seagull in Sunburst

Seagull in Sunburst

I was still trying out the Nikon F6 (with Portra 400 film) … when I buy a used film camera, I try to get a roll or two of images shot fairly quickly, so I can determine if the camera is working well. This image shows the high contrast that results in the shadow areas going completely black. Digital images give you a lot more ability to recover some of the details in those areas …

What I like about this image is there was a seagull flying over that got ‘caught’ in the sunburst caused by the lens diaphragm. I didn’t even notice the gull at the time.

Old Buildings

Old Building (1)

These two old buildings are neighbors in Chimacum, Washington. I thought the top one would have made a nice chicken house.

Old Building (2)

Two Trees, One Building

Two Trees (1)

These two trees attracted my attention. They both were out front of an old building on Fort Worden State Park. I was testing out a “new” camera … a Nikon F6 … Nikon’s last film SLR … suing Tri-X. A wonderful camera that has very similar controls to the Nikon D850 that I use for a lot of my digital work, which makes it easy to use.

Two Trees (2)

Downtown Port Townsend

Downtown Port Townsend

This is downtown Port Townsend’s main intersection. The traffic light is set to blink red in all directions … but because the lights are mounted on the street corners instead of hanging in the middle of the road, there are a lot of drivers (especially visitors) that miss the lights and run the intersection. Fortunately, the speed limit is 20 mph and traffic is slow.

Interior of Water Tower

Water Tower Interior

The water tower at Volunteer Park in Seattle is an amazing visit. The structure is open inside for climbing to the top and having 360 degree views of the surroundings. There are two sets of stairs that curve around the inside between the exterior brick and interior metal tank. A nice workout to climb to the view to the west with downtown Seattle and Puget Sound in the distance.

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