Monday, April 23, 2007

Port Gamble in Spring

This is a new favorite picture of the Walker-Ames House (Port Gamble, WA) and will featured on a card soon. (Voted new favorite by KC, the Office Manager at the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau)

Port Gamble is definitely a morning shoot. There are some buildings that need the afternoon light but the church and Walker-Ames House both face out over Gamble Bay to the east and love the morning light. The cemetery is on a hill and gets light all day.

Best time to visit Port Gamble? Depends on what you are looking for. If you're taking pictures come during the week - Fall through Spring when things are quieter. If you want people and activity check out their calendar of events and come for one of the many and varied festivals.

Oh, and what is Port Gamble (if you don't live in this area)?

From their website: Experience this jewel of the Kitsap Peninsula situated on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. Explore the 120-acre National Historic Landmark complete with picturesque, turn-of-the-century buildings filled with antiques, an historic church, breathtaking views, expansive grounds and New England style houses on maple and elm tree-lined streets.
Founded in 1853, by Maine businessmen Andrew Pope and William Talbot, Port Gamble was the longest continuously operating mill town in North America. Authentically restored and operated by Pope Resources, Port Gamble is the only remaining company owned mill town in Puget Sound. We invite you to visit our unique shops and Sunday markets, explore our trails, exchange vows, celebrate an event, or simply take a leisurely stroll and relive history.

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