Late Afternoon Light

Late afternoon light 1

These images were taken within a few minutes of each other, but on different days. I was enjoying the clear autumn weather and the low sun angles coming through the trees in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. The sun on the red bark of the Pacific Madrona was particularly nice (numbers 1 and 2). Shot on Kodak Portra 400. While it looks like a roadway, the only cars or trucks allowed are service vehicles.

Late afternoon light 2
Late afternoon light 3

My Oldest Image

Mt St Helens from Spirit Lake, June 1961

I don’t have a lot of images from when I was a kid … this is one of the few. I went with my Aunt Maisie and Uncle Dave up to Spirit Lake at Mt St Helens in June 1961. The top section of St Helens is now AWOL and Spirit Lake is totally different. The boat trip was a charter boat we took for a ride around the lake. The funny part of the camping trip was our arrival late at night on Friday. We set up camp in the dark, where we could find an open spot. We woke to find we had pitched our tent in the parking lot.

By the way, my Uncle Dave was who got me seriously interested in photography. This was about the time that he set me up with a darkroom and gave me his old Argus C-3 35mm rangefinder. However, this image was taken with a Kodak Brownie (a Hawkeye, I believe).

Olympic Mountains

Olympic Mountains

The photo above is looking south up the Graywolf Valley into the heart of the Olympic National Park. Both images were taken from about the same location, near Deer Park at about 5000 feet elevation. These were taken using my Nikon F6 … Nikon’s last film camera … using Kodak Tri-X.

Subalpine Fir Branch Closeup

Road or River?

Road or River?

I was going through photos and when I got to this one, I couldn’t remember anything about this view of a back country road. It fell into place when I enlarged the image and it turned into water … this is a branch of the John Day River in central Oregon.

Ridges in Pine Woods

Ridge in Pine Woods 1

These pine woods are located in East Central Oregon … a much different kind of woods than around my home in Western Washington. Much drier country resulting in much less undergrowth and mostly all pine instead of the Doug Fir, Hemlock and Cedar of Western Washington.

Ridge in Pine Woods 2
Ridge in Pine Woods 3

I have no idea what caused the wavy pattern in the sky on #3. There was some haze, but nothing that was making a visible line while I was taking the photo.

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