An Afternoon in the Redwoods

December 9, 2016

I recently took a trip down to California's Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park with Antonia and her family.  I have been to the Redwoods four times now and each time I am overwhelmed with a joyous feeling.  The redwoods are a magical place; the size, the red of their bark, the green forest floor and moss growing on literally everything.  It's an enchanted place, a forest like no other that I have ever seen.  

It's also one of those places that provides it's own set of challenges for photographing them.  The forest is dark - very dark.  Don't expect to get anything incredible without the use of a tripod.  I came equipped this trip and brought both of my tripods so I could switch between wide angle and telephoto shots to really capture what this place has to offer.  

We were fortunate to get a bit of fog rolling in and out while we were there.  This added to the mood of the forest creating a rather surreal feeling.  

If you have not been to the redwoods, this is one of those places I strongly suggest visiting.  I can assure you that you will spend your time walking around with your jaw on the ground as you enjoy the spectacle of these giants.

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