The autumn brings a quieter experience to many trails and parks. The summer crowds are gone and one can find relative solitude even in parks that are heavily used.
I was going through old photos and found this one from back in ’72 or so. My friend was just playing his guitar in the park and enjoying the sun. The mounted patrol came by to make sure we weren’t smoking any illegal herbs. Why would he think that? He didn’t bother us, though.
The black area of the tree seems to be hovering over this woman sitting on the waterfront/beach bench in downtown Port Townsend. It imparts an ominous feel to the image. (shot on Tri-X film)
Starting off in the early morning in the high country of the Olympics, it can be a little be chilly, even in the summer. When I took this image, I thought there was something odd looking through the viewfinder. After clicking the image, I checked the lens and it had acquired a thin layer of condensation on the lens. I cleaned the lens, but the image was a keeper anyway. This is the West Fork Dosewallips trail … frequently hiked by folks coming up the East Fork Quinault and crossing Anderson Pass and exiting the Dosewallips Trail on a cross Olympic National Park hike. (we were dayhiking up LaCrosse Pass from Honeymoon Meadow)
Another sunny day at the beach in the middle of winter along the Washington coast. There’s nothing quite as nice as a winter beach walk in the sun.