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.

High Water Mark

High Water Mark

Okay, so I exaggerate… This boat was brought to this location by trailer and is going to be used as a guest house / studio. In the near foreground (outside the image) is the access road they have built.

This is along a fairly remote section of the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend. It would be a lovely quiet location for spending some time relaxing and decompressing.

Backlit Marina

Backlit Marina 1

After I took the previous post’s shots of the rainbows, I turned and walked over to the marina. I was looking directly into the sun and took these images of the boats in the marina. I used slightly different post-processing settings and the top image is more contrasty. I like it better than the one below… but when I increased the contrast on that one, it just didn’t work as well.

Backlit Marina 2

Views from the Ferry

Leaving Coupeville Dock

The ferry ride from Coupeville to Port Townsend provides some fairly dramatic scenery, from the more mudane (the ferry dock and environs) to the more spectacular view of the Northeast corner of the Olympic Mountains. The left over remnants of the morning fog reduced the clarity of the view, but added the ability to distinguish the various ridgelines.

View from the Ferry

Point Hudson Marina View

First: None of these are mine. I do kayaking or canoeing. I like sailboats okay, though.

This is the Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend. This is the site of the Wooden Boat Festival … the first weekend after Labor Day. One of the biggest events in town.

Technical note: this is a panorama from two images on 120 film. First time I had tried to combine film images like this. I think I’ll try some more… it seemed to work real well. Even though the camera was hand held.

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