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Aug 20, 2012 23:15 |  #1

Spent some time in the redwood coast last week, and July, and June. Did a few one-day redwood tours for folks from as far as South Africa, and some time on my own too. Here's some highlights, including a few shots from a TFP shoot with a Eureka model.

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Aug 21, 2012 00:37 |  #2

The size of them really makes you feel insignificant. Some great shots here. KUDOS.


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Aug 21, 2012 12:37 |  #3

Cucamonga Al wrote in post #14885321 (external link)
The size of them really makes you feel insignificant. Some great shots here. KUDOS.

Some say that photos don't convey the size. But I think photos can do that. But the "feel" part is much different. There's nothing a photo can do to supply the feeling of being in that forest or next to those coast redwoods.

A few more. With so much emphasis by photographers to capture Rhododendrons in mist or fog, I just started toying with Rhodies in the sun. Caught the tail end of the bloom season and remnants, and will need to wait for next spring.

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Aug 21, 2012 13:48 |  #4

Impressive trees!


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Aug 21, 2012 16:37 |  #5

Absolutely beautiful pictures!


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Aug 21, 2012 17:36 |  #6

fishinfool wrote in post #14888540 (external link)
Absolutely beautiful pictures!

Helenica wrote in post #14887770 (external link)
Impressive trees!

Maybe you have visited before. If not, I found it surprising how affordable travel, lodging and rental car can be to experience the coast redwoods, even coming from overseas.

4th photo is in Eureka, where I stayed overnight this last visit to the redwood coast.

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Sep 04, 2012 09:28 |  #7

great shots


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Sep 04, 2012 09:38 |  #8

hoeky_b wrote in post #14946048 (external link)
great shots

Thank you.

Just got my first opportunity for trying out the Giant Sequoias too, about a week ago, and started learning the difference between there and the Coast Redwoods.

It's apparent the Coast Redwoods will still be the favorite, but I will revisit the Sierra Nevada again. The grove I went to last week was not heavy with visitors, but showed how quiet the Coast Redwoods are by comparison even in the summer in the parks farthest north in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

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Sep 04, 2012 11:16 |  #9

very nice shots, good you got the people in them for scale.




  
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Sep 04, 2012 17:51 |  #10

Lovely series, you did a great job capturing the magnificent size of these trees with the people as perspective. Also the lighting and color is excellent, you must have had some overcast skies eliminating the shadows. #2 is awesome.


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Sep 04, 2012 18:28 |  #11

T2i4me wrote in post #14948007 (external link)
Lovely series, you did a great job capturing the magnificent size of these trees with the people as perspective. Also the lighting and color is excellent, you must have had some overcast skies eliminating the shadows. #2 is awesome.

Pretty sure we had mostly overcast for most of the photos, except maybe the man with the instrument and the Rhododendron with background as bokeh. All taken over several days and weeks apart.

I tend to prefer overcast there, and even up here in Oregon when just doing outdoor portraiture.

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Sep 04, 2012 18:32 |  #12

The shots with someone in them, for scale, are great; and even THEN, they just don't manage to convey the "presence" those trees possess when you're standing at the base of one, yourself. Terrific series!


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Sep 05, 2012 00:23 |  #13

Awesome trees.


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Sep 05, 2012 08:47 |  #14

Nice shots. Those trees are massive!


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Sep 05, 2012 13:06 |  #15

I hate to be a wet blanket but I live only 35 miles from the Giant Sequoias and I know that people should not be walking near the roots of any of our large trees much less be sitting or standing on the trees. The roots are very shallow & trampling on them can lead to the demise of trees that are hundreds to thousands of years old. Please inform people who are going to visit our coastal & mountain redwoods to stay back, enjoy their majesty & preserve them for generations to come.


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