Backcountry Horsemen

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In Camp

Recently took a 5-day backpack trip up into the Olympic National Park. When we got to the Dosewallips River trailhead, there were horses and mules being loaded up. We expected they were going on a pack trip across the park. Later, we talked to them in camp our first night … they were volunteers from the Backcountry Horsemen, taking tools (chainsaws and brush cutters) and fuel in for a volunteer group from the Washington Trails Association working on the N Fork Dosewallips and Graywolf Pass trails.

Wasco, Oregon

Wasco, Oregon

Small towns offer a lot of interesting photo opportunities. This was taken well before any social distancing was required … but there certainly isn’t any crowding in towns like this.

  • Camera: Nikon Df
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 85mm
  • ISO 400 1/3200 sec f/5.0

Desert Rain

Desert Rain

Out in the middle of Nevada, a cold front came through and brought dramatic clouds. We pulled off the main highway onto a sideroad and I captured the rain showers in the distance. If it hadn’t been for the clouds, it certainly wouldn’t be a as interesting a picutre.

When you see dramatic weather, stop and shoot.

  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm set at 18mm
  • ISO 100 1/250 sec f/8.0

Curves

Curves by Allan J Jones Photography Curves

I liked the repetition of curves in this. and the contrast between the foreground curves and the background verticals.

This was an example of a scene where the colors didn’t provide anything additional. I try to look at images and see if the colors are critically important. If not, I try switching to Black and White. Sometimes it doesn’t work in B&W. This was a stronger image without the color.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 58mm
ISO 200    1/500 sec    f/8.0

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