Ferry Interior

Ferry Interior

This isn’t my typical composition. But I was attracted to the stark lines and muted colors.

Shot with a Nikon F6 on Portra 400.

Ferry Wake

Ferry Wake

This is the view after departing Bainbridge Island on the way across Puget Sound to Seattle. In the distance are the Olympic Mountains. I was on my way to the region’s biggest camera store. It’s always a good day when you get to go to a camera store, but not always this nice of weather.

Ferry Views

Mt Rainier from the Bainbridge Ferry
The Olympics and Port Townsend from the Coupeville Ferry

I like riding ferries… and that’s a good thing, since there are so many involved in getting to and from Port Townsend (where I live). I struggled with the decision about going Black and White with these … they were, of course, heavily into shades of blue. Decided to go B&W partly from having just browsed through a few Lee Friedlander books.

Wind on the Water

Wind on the Water

When I arrived at the location I used for my photo of the moonrise (see previous post), it was very windy. The bluff I was on provided some shelter from the wind down on the beach and shoreside waters, but you could see the wind moving across the water and reacting to down-gusts, etc. My Nikon was on my tripod with a 500mm lens on it, ready to shoot the moon. I didn’t want to take that apart, so I used my iPhone to take a shot of the water, using a fence railing as support. I was pretty happy with the result. It was a 1/4 second exposure, so you can see movement in the foreground trees, the driftwood is sharp, and the water is slightly blurred.

Extra Super Duper Moon

Extra Super Duper Moon

The astronomy calendar I subscribe to called it an extra super duper moon, so I’m passing it on. This was the full moon on July 13th and it was the largest (closest to earth) of 2022. The cliff in the foreground is the north end of Marrowstone Island … part of Fort Flagler State Park. The color is approximately correct … it was very impressive.

It was 10 PM and fairly dark by the time the moon rose. I had been skeptical on my way to Fort Worden and a cliffside spot I knew would provide a good view to the Southeast where the moon would rise. Indeed, I could not capture the moon’s details without leaving the foreground completely in shadow. So, I did what I could and dealt with what I had. I thought that a high dynamic range (HDR) photo technique of combining several images wouldn’t work well in this case with a 500mm lens … the motion of the moon was quite evident between shots.

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