Port Townsend Paper is the only large industry in Port Townsend … there are many jobs in the marinas, but nothing on the scale to match the mill. This photo was taken from the Larry Scott Trail.
When we had a clearing late in the day, I headed down to the beach in downtown Port Townsend to catch the sunset. I thought the strong backlighting of the fishing fleet was an interesting contrast to the homes on the hillside and a faint hint of the mountains in the distance.
- Camera: Nikon D850
- Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
- ISO 200 1/400th f/10
This is looking southwest from the end of the downtown area of Port Townsend, looking towards the Port Townsend Paper Company mill and the Northeast corner of the Olympic Mountains. The steam from the mill and the cloud layer low on the mountains were both backlit and I was struck by the repeating horizontal lines. I also liked the way the distant foreground range has a set of cell phone towers and antennas … which repeat the vertical lines of the stacks and sailboat masts. (a little hard to see that in the smaller web version)
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 250mm ISO 160 1/1600 sec f/8.0