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.
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.
One of my favorite birds is the cinnamon teal. I really like the rusty coloration. You can’t see it very well in these images, but their eyes are bright red. (the image bellow shows it some)
This goose parent was nervous at my presence. I was nervous about it being nervous, since geese can be aggressive. Luckily, I just walked away without an attack.
I tried to tell this little guy that there was lots more food available on the face of the feeder instead of on the end piece. But it didn’t listen. But I was happy to have it sit there while I walked by and took his photo.