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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