This is the historic jail in the basement of the Port Townsend Historical Museum. The Port Townsend area was one of the wild sea towns of the late 19th century. The jail was frequently booked full of (non-paying) guests. One of the stories was of the author Jack London spending a night here on his trip to the gold fields of the Yukon and Alaska. Not sure if it was this cell.
We were just about to head off for a couple days camping and hiking in the Queets River area in Olympic National Park. I had just loaded a roll of film into my Mamiya C33 Twin Lens camera and took this shot.
It took me a while to take the rest of the roll … for one thing, that camera makes my Nikon DSLR seem lightweight. It’s a brick.
We stayed in for a special event night at Manresa Castle in Port Townsend, WA. The room we had was the Cottage Suite. It was very nice, except for the large exterior spot light they had recently installed on the main building … which shown in the cottage windows and which couldn’t be covered. Being used to having a fairly dark room to sleep in, we were both a little unhappy with that. However, when I noticed the shapes of the light coming in and how it hit the furniture, I thought I would get my camera out. I was still unhappy about how bright it was, but I was happy with the photo.
interesting enough, I had to bump up the ISO to 12,800 to get the photo. While there was too much light for our comfort, there wasn’t all that much light for a photo. The image looks good small, but sensor noise gets pretty bad when viewed larger.