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.

Lincoln Park Beach Views

Lincoln Park Beach View (1)

Lincoln Park in Seattle is a great place for walking. Decades ago, I lived across the street from it and it sill is a favorite. In the view above, the ferry is the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth dock at Fauntleroy.

These two shots were taken from the same location. The one below is looking north towards Alki Point.

Lincoln Park Beach View (2)

Ferry Interior

Ferry Interior

This isn’t my typical composition. But I was attracted to the stark lines and muted colors.

Shot with a Nikon F6 on Portra 400.

Ferry Wake

Ferry Wake

This is the view after departing Bainbridge Island on the way across Puget Sound to Seattle. In the distance are the Olympic Mountains. I was on my way to the region’s biggest camera store. It’s always a good day when you get to go to a camera store, but not always this nice of weather.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: