Home to some of the world’s oldest trees, dating back over 2000 years, the Redwood Forests really need to be seen to be believed. The size and beauty of these majestic trees spread across Northern California are a photographer’s dream. The air in the forest is perhaps the cleanest I’ve ever breathed and I had a field day wondering through what can only be described as a cathedral of trees; nature at it’s finest where the only sounds you can hear are the trickle of the streams and the chirping of birds high above. Below are a few of my shots from my hike through the woods as I photographed the trees from a variety of different angles and vantage points:
Perhaps, one of my favourite shots was when I ventured off the designated boardwalk and down into the stream to try and capture the serenity of the National Park. Although the water wasn’t particular fast flowing, the combination of a slow exposure, ND filter and some careful post processing meant I ended up with probably my personal favourite photograph from the day. Here, you can see me taking the shot along with the final result.