Olympic National Park with the X-Series

We gaze at the mountains in Olympic National Park every day but do we go to visit them? No, not until now. The park is just across the border but you know how it is – you never visit the places in your own backyard.

Exhausted after three days of waking up at 4 AM, travelling and shooting until 10 PM because of the long summer days, we have come back with rings under our eyes and a lot of great memories and exciting material.

Over the next few posts we will be sharing images from this trip along with some commentary. For now, we would like to share a few – a teaser of sorts.

All images were taken with the Fuji X100S and Fuji X-T1 paired with XF 14mm F2.8 and XF 56mm F1.2, some JPEGs, others processed in LR6.

We started very early at Hurricane Ridge. In fact it was so early that we found no company but fantastic light.


Fuji X100S, Fuji Velvia

Neah Bay somehow drew us right from the beginning and we are glad we drove there.

Fuji X-T1, XF 56mm, F1.2

Near Neah Bay.


Fuji X100S, Fuji Velvia

Cape Flattery was one of the highlights of our trip.

Fuji X-T1, XF 14mm, F2.8

Then we decided on the Second Beach at the Quileute Reservation. We had to visit it twice to get the light we wanted.


Fuji X-T1, XF 14mm, F2.8

We didn’t want to miss the remarkable Rialto Beach at any cost.


Fuji X-T1, XF 14mm, F2.8 

And here is the image Kasia took near our resort. It immediately became one of my favourites.


Stay tuned for much, much more.



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10 thoughts on “Olympic National Park with the X-Series

  1. Your compositional skills are exceptional. The scenes are awesome, but I would dearly like to see your work with a full frame and proper lenses. I’ve tried all 3 versions of the x100 and they all disappointed me for detail and resolution. They can make pretty images but they just don’t have the eye-popping detail of a full frame D610, D810 or even a 6D. I may retry Fuji in a few years but they just are not prime time ready yet.

    1. Scott,

      I appreciate your comment. Who knows!? Maybe one day I will be photographing with something else… a medium format Fuji camera?



  2. I finally got there last year – & I am a native of the PNW, living in CA! Beautiful photos! Beautiful area!

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