North Fork Skokomish

North Fork Skokomish

An late winter hike up the North Fork Skokomish in Olympic National Park … with a chill in the air, but no rain or snow. Really nice to be out in the woods again. Makes me want to get further into the backcountry … soon!

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set at 24mm
  • ISO 400 1/200 sec f/7.1

Windy Day at Point Hudson

Windy Day at Point Hudson

Point Hudson is at the east end of downtown Port Townsend. The wind was really blowing this day, the waves don’t show it much except where the water is shallowest. Not sure what it is that attracts me to this image.

This was taken from a viewpoint at Fort Worden State Park … no, I don’t have a drone. Not sure I would have taken one up in weather like that, either.

Pond at Chinese Gardens

Pond at Chinese Gardens

This is the pond at Chinese Gardens in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. There aren’t any gardens, anymore. The sunlight breaking through and hitting the surface of the pond was pretty stunning. Especially after a couple days with heavy cloud cover.

And one of those times where I had been in the woods and using a high ISO, the sun broke out and I went for the shot without resetting the ISO down … plenty of exposure room to have got down to the base ISO.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 102mm
  • ISO 800 1/1250 sec f/14

Mergansers in Flight

Mergansers in Flight

I was on top a 70 foot bank overlooking Puget Sound when I noticed a flock of birds flying by off-shore. I took a shot, not knowing what kind of bird they were … too far away for my visual identification skills. Nice to have the resolution to crop in and do the identification.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 200 1/400 sec f/10

Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound

Photo taken at sunrise from Alki Beach, “Birthplace of Seattle”. Note the two ferries heading to Seattle… the one of the left is coming from Bremerton, the one on the right from Bainbridge Island.

Make sure you click on the image to see it in larger size.

  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Nikkor 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/320 sec f/8

Mill, Mountains and Marina

The Port Townsend Paper mill is the largest local employer. Unless, perhaps, you call the ocean the employer of the fishing fleet. Another strong candidate would be the Olympic National Park and the recreational opportunities it provides. This image almost looks like it is a toned black and white image … but it is pretty much a straight (non-enhanced) color image.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 300mm
  • ISO 200 1/800mm f/14

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