Sep 292014
 

A slightly different composition for this shot versus Among Giants I.  In Among Giants I, I put my camera right up against the trunk of a mighty redwood, pointed straight up, and fired.  For this shot we found this nice grove along the trail and set my camera just inches above the ground and pointed straight up.  I really tried to have one of the giants in each corner of the frame to really help pull you into the center of the image.  That didn’t exactly happen with this image, but it was pretty close.

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Among Giants II

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Sep 282014
 

A return to Ward’s Charcoal Ovens for today’s Sunday Funday.  You can view the original post here (map).

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Ward Charcoal Ovens I - Blue Version

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Sep 262014
 

Having spent half the previous day on the road the wife and I decided on an adventure a little closer to camp.  We went over to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and walked the trails in and around the Stout Memorial Grove.  Walking among these giant redwoods is quite the treat.  While we were walking the wife actually came up with the idea for this shot.  I was super excited after taking it with how well it turned out.  I liked it so much that it became a common composition for the remainder of our walk.  Have a nice collection of images from that walk that I’ll be sharing over the next few days.

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Among Giants I

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Sep 242014
 

Here’s another shot of Phantom Rock but from a different location.  Sadly this particular spot doesn’t have a specific name like the last one.  I decided to keep with the red/blue channel version for this image like the prior one.  The amount of blue here almost does the real thing justice.

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Phantom Ship II

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Sep 222014
 

During our couple nights stay at Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, the wife and I took the couple hour drive over to Crater Lake National Park.  After a stop at the main visitor’s center and post office, to mail a postcard to the kiddo, we set off to explore Rim Drive.  Along the way we stopped at several pull outs to admire the scenery and allow me to take pictures.  We took our drive in the middle of the day so traditional photos were out of the question due to the harsh light.  With my infrared the harsh light was perfect.  I wish I had more time to spend at the park exploring and taking pictures.  The fact is we were pressed for time because we had a long drive back to camp and I didn’t want to be making it at night.

This shot is from Phantom Ship Overlook.  This shot is very different from my usual infrared photography.  Normally I don’t like performing the red/blue channel swap, but ,with the lake and skies being SO blue that day, I felt it was more appropriate to share the blue version versus the red.  If you think you’d prefer a red version, fear not I’ll be sharing a non-channel swapped version later.

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Phantom Ship I

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Sep 192014
 

If you were to be at the same location as Wednesday’s picture and turn around, this is what you would see.  One thing I always try to remember to do when out shooting is to look around and specifically behind me.  You’d be surprised how differently things look when you turn around (map).

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40°26'18" N 123°59'7" W

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