Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
Thread started 30 Aug 2017 (Wednesday) 21:54
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Coast Redwoods. Splendor of the tallest & widest trees.

 
mdvaden
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Aug 30, 2017 21:54 |  #1

Waited two seasons for this photo. A river was too high to cross last winter and spring. Set a timer to give myself 9 minutes to get down, over and up to this coast redwood. This pic is resized by an external image host, but seems okay. The coast redwoods are the tallest and widest diameter trunk species in the country. My favorite forest and climate to visit. Captured this just after daybreak yesterday morning, and already have a 20 x 30 framed here in the home office studio.

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods/giant/La_Leche_%20Redwood_Brwn_Cr.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
FarmerTed1971
fondling the 5D4
Avatar
5,768 posts
Gallery: 66 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2713
Joined Sep 2013
Location: Portland, OR
     
Aug 30, 2017 22:01 |  #2

EPIC! Love it.


Getting better at this - Fuji Xt-2 - Fuji X-Pro2 - 18-55 - 23/35/50 f2 WR - 50-140 - flickr (external link) - www.scottaticephoto.co​m

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gjl711
According to the lazy TF, My flatulence rates
Avatar
54,092 posts
Likes: 1593
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
     
Aug 30, 2017 22:17 |  #3

Gorgeous picture and great story but though the coastal redwoods are the tallest trees they are not the widest. That honor belongs to the Sequoias in the Serra Nevada mountains nearly three times the width.


Not sure why, but call me JJ.
I used to hate math but then I realised decimals have a point.
.
::Flickr:: (external link)
::Gear::

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Aug 30, 2017 22:21 |  #4

A few months ago, I left my 70-200 behind to shed weight. Glad I brought the light 135mm though. At least it got me something, because I haven't crossed paths with an owl before in the redwoods. Shot from a distance, so the photo is a crop from a wider view. Barred Owl in Jedediah Smith redwood park.

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods/huge/owl_1200mdv.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Post edited 9 months ago by mdvaden. (4 edits in all)
     
Aug 30, 2017 22:32 |  #5

gjl711 wrote in post #18441155 (external link)
Gorgeous picture and great story but though the coastal redwoods are the tallest trees they are not the widest. That honor belongs to the Sequoias in the Serra Nevada mountains nearly three times the width.

That changed 2015, when Sequoia sempervirens took the crown for the greatest known diameter. The coast redwood below is a sample new discovery. It's wider than General Sherman, but this is not the widest coast redwood discovery. There's some from Redwood National and State Parks that havent been published yet. When visitors go to the Sierra Nevada, it's almost certain they will not hear about these from rangers, because even the coastal rangers say very little if anything. This is "Spartan" ... Sequoia sempervirens ...

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods2/huge/GF_Ari_Cnvs_Sample.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gjl711
According to the lazy TF, My flatulence rates
Avatar
54,092 posts
Likes: 1593
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
     
Aug 30, 2017 22:38 |  #6

I stand corrected.


Not sure why, but call me JJ.
I used to hate math but then I realised decimals have a point.
.
::Flickr:: (external link)
::Gear::

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Sep 01, 2017 09:04 |  #7

This is more like what I hope to spot in the coast redwood forest these days.

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods/huge/Density_1400mdv.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DMax82
Member
Avatar
210 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 29
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Home Again (Nashville)
     
Sep 01, 2017 15:12 |  #8

Surreal! Those trees are simply amazing and you did a great job of capturing their beauty.


T5i. Standard Canon zoom. Big Canon zoom. Wide Canon zoom. Plasticy Canon prime. Sony a6000 and a bunch of crappy old lenses plus a Samyang 12mm 2.0. Pentax K-5. Manfrotto tripod and head.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Sep 06, 2017 17:13 |  #9

DMax82 wrote in post #18442322 (external link)
Surreal! Those trees are simply amazing and you did a great job of capturing their beauty.

The forest is amazing in how different trees and groves look one season to another, or different hours of the day. This forest can appear more evergreen in winter than it does in the summer.

Here's a gnarly limb

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods/huge/Shapes_1800mdv.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FarmerTed1971
fondling the 5D4
Avatar
5,768 posts
Gallery: 66 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2713
Joined Sep 2013
Location: Portland, OR
     
Sep 06, 2017 17:31 |  #10

TREEBEARD!!!


Getting better at this - Fuji Xt-2 - Fuji X-Pro2 - 18-55 - 23/35/50 f2 WR - 50-140 - flickr (external link) - www.scottaticephoto.co​m

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Keith ­ Newton
Goldmember
1,010 posts
Likes: 66
Joined May 2006
Location: Arkansas
     
Sep 07, 2017 05:44 |  #11

Great shots of a difficult subject. I haven't been out there in a long long time, and just felt frustrated that there was no way actually capture what it's like being there. But congrats, you did a fine job of capturing their feet. ha




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Sep 08, 2017 18:13 |  #12

Keith Newton wrote in post #18446520 (external link)
Great shots of a difficult subject. I haven't been out there in a long long time, and just felt frustrated that there was no way actually capture what it's like being there. But congrats, you did a fine job of capturing their feet. ha

Due to the extreme height and dense forests, there not not many options to capture the entire height. Stout Grove and Tall Trees Grove can be photographed top to bottom from the Smith River and Redwood Creek river. And along the Eel River shown below, the entire 300 ft. to 350 ft. is sometimes in full view.


IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods/huge/Eel_Ave_12mdv.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Sep 09, 2017 20:52 |  #13

An old elderly red huckleberry among a scenic grove of coast redwood and sword fern. A few small hemlock are peeking behind.


IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods2/huge/Fern_Glade_14mdv.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
     
Sep 12, 2017 23:41 |  #14

Wedding this week in the coast redwood forest of Humboldt. A couple from Hawaii. Recently shared this in a wedding thread too.

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods/huge/Earle_1_1800.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mdvaden
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,220 posts
Gallery: 21 photos
Likes: 541
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Post edited 9 months ago by mdvaden.
     
Sep 24, 2017 09:05 |  #15

There is a carnivorous plant that overlaps it's range with the coast redwoods. Darlingtonia, or Cobra Lily. These are it's flowers, with the rest behind in the Bokeh. Grows where water trickles all summer or in bogs.

IMAGE: http://photos.imageevent.com/mdvaden/redwoods2/huge/C_L_1200mdv.jpg

vadenphotography.com (external link) . . . and . . . Coast Redwoods Main Page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

4,990 views & 65 likes for this thread
Coast Redwoods. Splendor of the tallest & widest trees.
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is brotherbear86
762 guests, 270 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.