Weathering and Peeling Paint

Weathering and Peeling Paint

This is one of the bunkers at Fort Worden State Park. The steel doors are rusting and the paint is peeling (there’s uncertainty as to how long since they have been painted).

A great opportunity for abstract, still life photography.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 400 1/400 sec f/10

Maintenance Building Doors

Maintenance Building Doors by Allan J Jones Photography
Maintenance Building Doors

The patterns on these doors is pretty amazing. I wonder if any of it is a result of covering graffiti, or if it is all just the graffiti of age.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 28mm
ISO 1600   1/100 sec    f/25

Bunker Door

Bunker Door by Allan J Jones Photography
Bunker Door

I was walking the paths in Fort Worden State Park when I caught a flash of bright red off to the side. It was the sun catching the rust on this bunker door. From a straight on view, the red isn’t quite as brilliant as it was with the sun at a reflecting angle, but I love the patterns.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 50mm
ISO 400    1/400 sec    f/5.6

Off Tyler Street


I returned to reshoot this building with a wide angle perspective control lens. That helped eliminate any keystone distortion. Now all I need is an answer to the question: where does that upper door go to?

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24mm PC
ISO 1000    1/200 sec at f/5.6

Back Door


Getting off the main street and walking the alleys and access streets is a great way to find new and visually exciting spots. This door looks like it has seen better days… and the building is just a little bit scary with the cracks and patches.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Distagon 21mm
ISO 1600    1/25 sec    f/8

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