Forest Concerto – Part IV

When I saw these two trees in the spotlight, I knew that I had a special scene. How could I express (in titles) the feeling I got from this scene and throughout the forest on this day? I used to play music and that was my answer. These two trees conveyed such strong sense of purpose, of presence, of distinction yet inclusion. They are not proud, though they take the spotlight. I would like to introduce to you…

The Duet – Two young redwood trees capture the spotlight.

I loved how the filtered light fell on the trees, giving them center stage. As I continued to photograph, the light shifted until the two trees were no longer the stars.

Shared Spotlight
Audience
Intrigued – two other photographers on the trail
Lean on Me – A young redwood leans on its older sibling.
Shades of Green – The new growth of a rhododendron takes on a lighter shade of green.
In Dappled Light – The rhododendron tree thrives in the dappled shade of the understory of the forest.
The Finally – This was one of my last photos before leaving the misty redwoods, taken with my phone.

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Rays of Light – Part III

A magical day! From the moment I entered the forest until after I left, the forest was filled with a light misty fog, often with light beams raining through the trees. The thickness of the mist shifted and the beams of light often vanished to appear someplace else. Even when there were no beams, the soft sunlight created a wonderful mystical glow. I loved moving about, exploring, and searching for photo compositions.

Misty Rays
Forest Panorama – This is a series of 6 photos stitched together into a Panorama.
A Moment in Time
Stranger in Forest

There were other photographers nearby and one of them pointed out the fogbow – a rainbow effect created by the misty air. You can faintly see it in the next two photos.

Fogbow
Forest Rainbow

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To be continued…