01 Jun Washington seascapes
Source: Don Craig
Photographing the Olympic coast with the GFX
Over a recent long weekend, we returned to the small community of La Push, on the Quileute tribal land, on the coast of Washington. A year ago, we made the same trip, when I had a prototype X-T2 to test. This year, we returned with the GFX 50S. No matter what camera you bring, the Washington coast is a great place to explore and make photos.
Travelling to the Olympic peninsula is a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride from Victoria, aboard the MV Coho. The Coho is a ship with character that wears its many years of service well.
The lineup for the ferry provided me with a good photo-op, when my wife spotted Mark and his beautifully restored Studebaker truck. He was on his way to weekend rally for Studebaker owners.
The Pacific coast of the Olympic peninsula has few communities between Cape Flattery, in the north, and Aberdeen, about midway down the coast. La Push is one of the few. Located at the mouth of the Quillayute River and First Beach, it is the largest community within the Quileute Indian Reservation.
Friday evening and Saturday morning provided the first interesting photo opportunities of the trip.
About an hour south of La Push, Ruby Beach offers easy access to the Pacific Ocean. It is many kilometres long and offers multiple
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