Point Hudson

Point Hudson

This is from the viewpoint overlooking Fort Worden State Park … looking down towards Point Hudson and (around the corner) Port Townsend. I love the way the top of the big Doug Fir in the foreground is bent to mirror the shoreline running over to the point.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 80mm
  • ISO 400 1/1000 sec f/16

A walk in the park

A Walk in the Park

The late afternoon shadows of the trees created an interesting repeating pattern … in the distance a father and son, out for a late winter (early spring) walk. This is at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 72mm
  • ISO 400 1/100 sec f/5

Elwha Valley Rain Clouds

Elwha Valley Rain Clouds

Being a ridge or two away from the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park, the Elwha Valley still gets its fair share of rain. Not anywhere near what the westside valleys get, but still enough that there’s plenty of water. Going for a day hike, it’s always prudent to carry some raingear, regardless of the forecast.

This photo is taken at the point the road is closed due to the washout. The building in the distance is where stock is kept during the summer months. In the old days, this was the location of the Elwha store and gas station.

  • Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M with 80mm lens
  • Scanned with an Epson V600

The Lighthouse at Point Wilson

The Lighthouse at Point Wilson

The lighthouse at Point Wilson at Fort Worden State Park has been an important landmark for well over a century, marking the entrance to Puget Sound from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Those are the North Central Cascades in the background.

Here’s a close up of the light, showing the weathering from exposure to the salt air and near constant wind.

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