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.
This totem pole is in downtown Port Townsend. It stands outside the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation.
Besides having a great beach for walking, Lincoln Park in Seattle has wonderful woodland for walking with numerous trails. Even with summer crowds it is possible to find spots that are quiet and secluded.
Lincoln Park in Seattle is a great place for walking. Decades ago, I lived across the street from it and it sill is a favorite. In the view above, the ferry is the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth dock at Fauntleroy.
These two shots were taken from the same location. The one below is looking north towards Alki Point.