First Sign of Fall

First Sign of Fall

I really was struck by the pattern of the shadows and the interplay of light between the shadows and the leaves. Tomorrow is the Equinox, so I guess technically these are not “autumn” leaves …

(I took this a couple weeks back and it was the first time I noticed leaves that had fallen, but there are lots more now.)

Together We Can Do Great Things

Together We Can Do Great Things

This is an address post along the Larry Scott Trail outside of Port Townsend, Washington. The lettering on the post on the right is “Together We Can Do Great Things” … It’s too bad that the actual address post has to be in the same location … but I understand why it’s easier that way. It’s a lovely sentiment and especially nice when surrounded by the flowers.

Dock, Ferry, Sailboat, Kingfisher and Mt Rainier

Dock, Ferry, Sailboat, Kingfisher and Mt Rainier

This is downtown Port Townsend and the old ferry dock. In the background is the ferry heading over to the ‘new’ terminal about 1/4 mile … at the other end of downtown PT. I noticed the kingfisher sitting on the cables running between the pilings, and wished I had my telephoto lens (too heavy to carry around just in case). And Mt Rainier behind the mast of the sailboat is also a minor picture element. I like the combination of these … but it really breaks one of the rules of photography: the subject should be easy to recognize. Here, there are too many separate picture elements. But, I like it anyway.

Seagull in Sunburst

Seagull in Sunburst

I was still trying out the Nikon F6 (with Portra 400 film) … when I buy a used film camera, I try to get a roll or two of images shot fairly quickly, so I can determine if the camera is working well. This image shows the high contrast that results in the shadow areas going completely black. Digital images give you a lot more ability to recover some of the details in those areas …

What I like about this image is there was a seagull flying over that got ‘caught’ in the sunburst caused by the lens diaphragm. I didn’t even notice the gull at the time.

Totem Pole

Totem Pole

This totem pole is in downtown Port Townsend. It stands outside the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation.

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