Rainy Day in the Redwoods

May 28, 2022

The next day was a day of showers. I wore my rain jacket and that was enough to keep me dry since it wasn’t a heavy rain and it wasn’t constant. I was excited to be able to use my camera umbrella for the first time. With the rain and overcast the forest was quite dark.

Light in the Forest
87mm, 1/6 sec at f/11, ISO 640

I was drawn to this old partially hollowed-out redwood and photographed it the previous year. This year, however, the rhododendron in front of it was blooming.

Hollow Giant
36mm, 1/5 sec at f/14, ISO 1250

This is the same scene (below) I photographed the previous day. I was drawn to see how it changed in the rain. While taking photos, other hikers wandered in. I like the perspective they add.

In the Dripping Forest
62mm, 1/10 sec at f/16, ISO 2500

This next photo is one of my favorites from the trip. the rhododendron anchors the foreground while a tall redwoods fade into the misty background in somewhat of a row.

Rhododendron in the Rain
38mm, 0.5 sec at f/11, ISO 640

May 28, 2022

I returned to the same trail the following morning. For the following shot, I put on my 100-400mm zoom lens. I was struck by the glowing leaves of this young rhododendron sapling.

Forest Lantern
139mm, 1.3 sec at f/14, ISO 200

To view all the photos from this trip to my 2022 redwoods of northern California trip, click here.

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