Crabbing from the Dock

Crabbing from the Dock

I was walking around downtown Port Townsend (WA) when I saw these two trying to catch crabs from the dock. There was a lot of waiting involved … maybe after I left they were successful. As it was, I watched the crab moving around the netting, but not seem very interested.

This was taken with my Leica Q2 Monochrom … which takes photos only in black and white. This means that there is no Red-Green-Blue filter set in front of the sensor. I really like the images you get …

With and Without

With
Without

If you notice carefully, these images were taken from the same spot. (I was sitting at a picnic table waiting for a friend) I like both of these … both the one with the young woman who brings something to the image … and the lower image for the lack of people emphasized by the empty picnic table.

You may notice that the closest tree shows up in both.

Kiddies Pool

Kiddies Pool

A pleasant July Saturday afternoon found me spending some time at Volunteer Park in Seattle. It had been years since I had visited … in the ’70’s I had lived nearby and was there frequently. It was nice to see the Kiddies Pool was still used and not completely overrun by hordes of folks. (maybe it would have been more crowded if it had been 10 degrees warmer)

Subalpine Forest Path

Subalpine Forest Path

This image is another taken from the area around Deer Park in Olympic National Park. The campground is at about 5400 feet (1646 meters), so you can enjoy the high country without having to backpack up to it … although the road is narrow, winding and unpaved. You can see the area that was burned a few years earlier. Fortunately, the campground was protected and not damaged by the fire. The ‘skirts’ about the base of the trees are distinctive.

Sitting around the Campfire

Sitting around the Campfire

I have backpacked more than I’ve camped out. But when you have back muscle spasms, backpacking just isn’t the best option for comfort. Then camping and dayhiking is a better option. It lets you bring a lot of luxury items like kerosene lamps, camp chairs and maybe a cooler with some adult beverages. Ya make do the best you can.

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