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.)
Much of the bark of the Pacific Madrona is a light papery stuff that constantly drops off and frustrates neatnik yard owners. However, on older trunks, some of the bark turns to a heavily patterned texture that can provide interesting texture photos. This was done on 35mm Tri-X, with a Leica MP that I was testing out.
I’m not sure what variety these are, but the tree is growing in my garden. I picked just after I took the photo. Should have been picked earlier … they were a little past prime and starting to get soft.
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.)