Junco by Allan J Jones Photography

During one of my walks around Fort Worden in Port Townsend, I noticed a number of Junco’s flitting through the branches of a tree along the trail. This little guy was nice enough to sit still long enough that I was able to get a couple shots off… I think we had the same thoughts: is it spring yet?

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300
ISO 800    1/800 sec    f/6.3

Krause Bottom, Elwha River Valley

Krause Bottom, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park by Allan J Jones Photograhpy
Krause Bottom, Elwha Valley, Olympic National Park

This was the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, 2001. We had hiked up the Elwha Valley and visited Krause Bottom in the Olympic National Park. This was before they removed the dam to return the upper river to salmon habitat. While it didn’t rain on us, there were low clouds/fog/mist that gave the valley a mysterious look. We had camped at the upper end of the valley a couple times and hiked through several more … it is always a special.

Camera: Olympus E-10
Lens: Olympus 22mm
ISO 80    1/100 sec    f/2.8

Summer’s Past

Summer's Past by Allan J Jones Photography
Summer’s Past

The sun was still trying to burn through the fog when I was walking around Capitol Lake. The title here is a play on words… since not only is summer over, but the rope swing hanging from the tree hasn’t been used for years. The lake is closed due to an invasive species of snail. It was a nice place to take the canoe out until they closed it.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/8.0

Capitol Lake Fall Colors

Capitol Lake Fall Colors by Allan J Jones Photography
Capitol Lake Fall Colors

Western Washington has a lot of very nice fall colors. The unfortunate fact is that too often the fall days are cloudy and wet. When there is a sunny day, the colors are enhanced and really pop. This is a tree down at Capitol Lake on one of those days when the sun shone.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-300mm set at 68mm
ISO 150    1/125 sec    f/8.0

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