Yakima River | Kodak Tri-X 400 | Canon AE-1 Program

The old highway between Cle Elum and Ellensburg, Washington, offers many opportunities to take pictures. Trains, rolling hills, curves, basalt and always changing seasonal colors make this long-cut a reason to leave the Interstate.

Here’s a few shots-some of my first after returning to film.

Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.
Kittitas County, Washington. November, 2016. Canon AE-1 Program. Kodak Tri-X 400.

Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Canon AE-1

This is my second roll (recently) with this fabulous Ilford film. Shot with a 100mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon AE-1 Program.

Ellensburg, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Ellensburg, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Yakima River, Kittitas County, Washington. August 3, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.
Renton, Washington. July 27, 2019. Canon AE-1 Program.

Week Eight

August 3 to August 9, 2019

Some historic sites this week.

On Saturday I visited the Thorp School; build in 1936 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Monday, I was downtown and shot the Smith Tower from the base. The iconic landmark has been photographed thousands of times. I don’t recall seeing one from this angle.

The balance of the shots took advantage of Seattle’s sublime August light. With wildfire smoke the last two years marring our skyline and choking our lungs, this year has been a nice and welcome surprise.

Thorp School. Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.
Smith Tower. Seattle, Washington. Monday, August 5, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Greenwood, Washington. Tuesday, August 6, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Sunset Hill. Seattle, Washington. Wednesday, August 7, 2019. iPhone 8 Plus.
Fremont, Washington. Friday, August 9, 2019. Fuji x100f. Classic Chrome.

Thorp Mill, Thorp, Washington

A day trip over Snoqualmie Pass to Kittitas County gave me the opportunity to visit the Thorp Mill.

I expected to find a dilapidated former mill. Instead, I found it open and staffed by a helpful guide.

“How many people will visit today?”

“Seven.”

“Including me?”

“Yes, that would include you.”

I’ll crib off the Wikipedia page and tell you that the mill was build in 1879. A series of canals divert Yakima River water to turn the grinding wheels. In 1907 a steam generator was added which furnished electricity to launder clothes two mornings a week and light homes a few hours each evening.

In 1977 the mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Photos are slightly edited jpegs (Classic Chrome) from a Fuji x100f.

Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.
Thorp, Washington. Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fuji X100F.