Views at the Marina (620 film)

Marina View 1

These photos were taken with a “new camera”: a Kodak Brownie Flash Six-20 that a friend gave to me. The camera was made from 1940 to 1954 and it was his mother’s first camera. The Six-20 part of the name reflects the film used. 620 film is currently available as a handrolled option. The 620 film spool is a slightly different size than the more standard 120… but it is close enough to the right size to allow the film to be unwound from a roll of 120 and wound onto a 620 spool (in the dark, of course). Thankfully, there are companies that will do that for you these days. This was Kodak Portra 400.

Shown are views of the Point Wilson Marina in Port Townsend. It is currently under renovation-construction with some dredging and additional work to replace some of the infrastructure. There’s usually lots of boats … so sorta strange to see it empty.

Marina View 2
Marina View 3

Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors

We have had a wonderful autumn here in Port Townsend, WA … The weather was sunny and clear instead of the usual cloudy and wet. The fall colors lasted much longer than usual and the colors were spectacular.

This was taken with my new iPhone 14 Pro Max. Was trying out the different lenses and I can say that I was pretty impressed with the image quality compared to my older phone.

Mountain View Through Fall Colors

Mountain View Through Fall Colors

The mountain in the distance is a part of the Mt Jupiter ridge (but not the summit), which runs between the Dosewallips and Duckabush rivers in the Olympic Mountains. I was hiking up the Dosewallips when I caught this opening through the trees giving a view of the high country. The higher ridges were already showing some signs of snowfall.

Splashes of Color

Vine Maple (Red)

The previous post referred to the vine maple as the source of the brightest reds in the lowland Olympics. Here’s a good example (above) as compared to big leaf maple and its yellows (below).

Big Leaf Maple (yellow)

Dosewallips Fall Color

Dosewallips Fall Colors 1

The Dosewallips River drains the central section of the eastern Olympics. The road has been washed out for years and now makes a gentle hike for 6 miles into the Olympic National Park. While Washington State is not known for nice displays of fall colors, this year in the Olympics was particularly good. More yellows than reds … except for vine maples. Here you see mostly big leaf maples and their yellows.

Dosewallips Fall Colors 2

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