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Nov 28, 2013, Thu
Nov 28, 2013
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria, 70-300vr  
Jan 5, 2014, Sun
Back from California      Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
Jan 5, 2014
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
Dec 29, 2016, Thu
A cold trip on the Coho      Port Angeles, Coho Ferry  
Dec 29, 2016
  Port Angeles, Coho Ferry  
Feb 8, 2017, Wed
At Sea      Coho Ferry, Humor, XC 50-230  
Feb 8, 2017
  Coho Ferry, Humor, XC 50-230  
Oct 14, 2018, Sun
Mt Baker      Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
Oct 14, 2018
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
Sep 17, 2019, Tue
As seen from the Coho      Coho Ferry, Victoria  
Sep 17, 2019
  Coho Ferry, Victoria  
 
 
 

Sailing the Coho

 
November 28, 2013   Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria, 70-300vr
 
 

The sky was almost as blue as the sea last Tuesday when I walked onto the ferry that was docked in Victoria harbor. Ninety minutes later I arrived in Port Angeles. After waiting for border control, I walked ten minutes to the post office where I found my box half-full of nothing of interest. I stuffed the mail in my pack, walked back to the ferry, then returned to Victoria. 

I spent the ninety-minute ride in each direction standing on the ferry's upper deck, camera in hand. Today I had my telephoto, a 70-300vr, as the strait crossing calls for a long focal length to photograph the vessels sharing the sea with us: the Clipper catamaran, container ships, military and fishing boats, a Westcoast Air sea plane taking off to the mainland, and many kayaks hugging the shore. The 70-300vr isn't fast, but in good light and kept below 300 it is sharp and the vr helps keep it stable.

I used the short trip to test two recent purchases: an REI Overnighter backpack and a Nikon D800E. I bought the pack at the REI in Seattle and the D800E in Victoria. The D800E purchase was the product of a long period of rationalization as I am long past the point of being over-camera-ed.

In the bright, harsh light I focused on color. I'm happy with the D800e’s performance but these aren’t technically demanding shots. A steady hand is all that is needed. I shot them at a larger aperture (smaller F-stop) than what I'd typically use on a bright sunlit day because of recommendations to keep the Nikon's aperture below 11 to minimize diffraction This will require further testing as I need small apertures for times when I want depth of field.

The backpack purchase was another in a seemingly- endless quest for the perfect pack. My dream is Tardis-like in size, light of weight, and stylishly unassuming. The REI pack comes close: it is light and unassuming, with looks that are more luggage than back pack. The Overnighter drew me in with padding that reinforces an easy-to-fill rectangular shape. When zipped open, the pack's carrying capacity is easily visualized, unlike a typical load-from-the-top backpack. The pack will play double duty: carry-on and day pack. Cargo will be a DSLR, a few primes (10, 20, 35, 85), and accessories such as charger, storage, a 62mm polarizer, blower, and wipes. In the space left I'll stash toiletries (when flying) or jacket and lunch (for walking around town).

 
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Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
View from the Coho      
 
View from the Coho      
 
View from the Coho      
 
View from the Coho      
 
View from the Coho      
 
View from the Coho      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour      
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Back from California

 
January 5, 2014   Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St
 
 

I've returned from Portland, Silicon Valley, and Port Townsend, a trip spent visiting friends and shopping. Hiked a couple of days, back-to-back, Mission Peak in the east bay and Mount Tam in Marin.

This shot was taken on a stormy trip on the Coho, from Port Angeles to Victoria. I braced against a ferry doorway to stabilize against the strong cold winds.

 
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Mount Baker      
 
Mount Baker      
 
Mount Baker      
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A cold trip on the Coho

 
December 29, 2016   Port Angeles, Coho Ferry
 
 

Yesterday I took the ferry across the strait to get the mail. The ferry was full with families and children but they all stayed indoors. The decks were almost empty.

 
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Approaching Port Angeles      

There is a ship in the distance in this picture, you can just see its outline on the left. It's the 237-meter Hanjin Vienna, parked since fall, victim of its owner's bankruptcy and now in the grip of creditors. This image is an exercise in symmetry: it's square shaped and split top-to-bottom in the middle.

 
Approaching Port Angeles      

There is a ship in the distance in this picture, you can just see its outline on the left. It's the 237-meter Hanjin Vienna, parked since fall, victim of its owner's bankruptcy and now in the grip of creditors. This image is an exercise in symmetry: it's square shaped and split top-to-bottom in the middle.

 
Approaching Port Angeles      

There is a ship in the distance in this picture, you can just see its outline on the left. It's the 237-meter Hanjin Vienna, parked since fall, victim of its owner's bankruptcy and now in the grip of creditors. This image is an exercise in symmetry: it's square shaped and split top-to-bottom in the middle.

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At Sea

 
February 8, 2017   Coho Ferry, Humor, XC 50-230
 
 
@barackobama when do u get back from vacation no reason everything is good just curious Tweet by ex-Colbert Report and Onion writer Dan Guterman

 
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Container ship      
 
Container ship      
 
Container ship      
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Mt Baker

 
October 14, 2018   Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St
 
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Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 

 
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As seen from the Coho

 
Today, September 17, 2019   Coho Ferry, Victoria
 
 

The Coho ferry, which sails between Port Angeles and Victoria, provides a good view of Victoria harbour's air traffic.

 
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Landing on the harbour      
 
Landing on the harbour      
 
Landing on the harbour      
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour      
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour      
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour      
 
The view to the northwest      
 
The view to the northwest      
 
The view to the northwest      
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