A final set of images from my visit to Fort Churchill, these showing the line of trees kept alive by the meager waters of the Carson River.
Fort Churchill State Park is located south of Silver Springs, Nevada along the Carson River. It was originally an army supply base and provided some logistic support for the surrounding area. When the railroad came through, the need for the base disappeared and it was abandoned. It is now a state park and the buildings are maintained to keep them from further deterioration … but they are not restored.
One of the abandoned buildings in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend. This building in on top the hill away from the majority of buildings … including the ones that are now referred to as the Creative Commons. These include the classrooms for Northwind School of the Arts, where I occasionally teach classes in Adobe Lightroom.
These photos were taken at Fort Worden State Park as I was testing out a Leica MP. One of the things I love about the MP is that it reminds me of the first 35mm camera I ever owned: an Argus C-3. They are both range finder cameras, which means it uses a non-through-the-lens manual focus. As a result, it is much lighter and quieter than typical SLRs or DSLRs. It also takes practice to get used to after all these years. The Leica offers wonderful build quality and is a joy to operate. I got mine used at a bargain price, and have decided to keep it … (It helps that I already had an assortment of lenses I could use with it.)
Besides having a great beach for walking, Lincoln Park in Seattle has wonderful woodland for walking with numerous trails. Even with summer crowds it is possible to find spots that are quiet and secluded.