a weekend in the Redwoods

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. This winter definitely lives up to the wet reputation that the Pacific Northwest has :) So when the forecast for the Thanksgiving weekend predicted sunny days, we decided to make the most of it and drive down to Northern California. Very glad we did, we had a wonderful two days.

    Most of the shots were taken with the Olympus E-M1 and the 12-60mm, there's also some with the 50mm f2 and the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower 7.5mm (on the E-M5)
    Forests are always tricky to photograph. It's much darker than you'd think (most of my shots were ISO 1600) and the scene-contrasts are huge. Anyway - without further ado: :)

    23539771605_e4f02bc11a_k.jpg Day 2 - West Ridge by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23650355861_8b15d964d2_b.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23071417519_7420e6a418_c.jpg Boy Scout Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    22833453454_aeca6f3a04_b.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    22834661963_7384bc9e33_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23732915135_bc169a42dc_b.jpg my favourite kind of sign :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23044508979_a4e0672bce_h.jpg Marshall Pond by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23084168143_cd063c4cf8_h.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23723086935_3b50051077_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23104806104_4daa46bf31_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23626738752_3e7a36d7b9_c.jpg end of day 1 by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    22866728724_7061c8a695_b.jpg along Prairie Creek by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23506593330_bec39c872d_c.jpg Praire Creek frost by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    22842142384_ef9d6ab6dd_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23711194595_9bcf419e37_c.jpg Untitled by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23430216560_b8b4548771_c.jpg Nickersons Ranch Trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23821652715_9cf8de8b51_c.jpg mushrooms by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23713005452_bca5c1aa7d_b.jpg lunchbreak on Saturday by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    23795532656_21f38e697f_b.jpg end of day 2 by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    full set here:
    Thanksgiving 2015 Redwoods
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Brilliant set, wonderful location. To say I was envious would be an understatement.
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  3. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    I really like how you captured the grandeur of the forest and how you played with light and composition!
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  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Yeah that set isn't bad... *goes off to find the Nominate for Featured Post thread*
    Really, really nice work here. I've seen a bazillion sets from the redwoods in the past 5 years of photo forum visiting, and I can say with certainty that this is the best one I've seen. Well done!

    [Edit] I looked for a Nominate thread or button, but the only link I found, at the bottom of the Forums page, leads nowhere...
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  5. CapoDave

    CapoDave Top Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Mission Viejo Ca
    Dave Kavlich
    Beautiful set.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Thank you, Ripleysbaby, pniev, bartjeej and CapoDave! Much appreciated!
    We truly enjoyed our visit, and I'm glad that some of that comes across in these photos...
  7. taqtaq

    taqtaq Regular

    May 31, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    Cool stuff! When I saw the first shot I almost didn't want to scroll, as I thought the rest wouldn't be as good (it really hit me!). I was wrong. I like it how they are all different to each other, but still work together. Great job.
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  8. Just beautiful! Must have been great to wander around. And come back with these images :)
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  9. michealj

    michealj Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    Twin Cites, MN
    Terrific pictures. Anther site added to the Must see.
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  10. Absolutely. And with the current record-breaking rainfalls here in the Northwest these photos give us some nice sunny memories :)
  11. Thank you Tuukka! Yes, I've found my love for close-up and detail shots over time. They are a great addition to the wider "big-picture" shots and help you to remember the mood and feel of a place.
  12. Neat stuff.

    I was able to spend a weekend in the redwoods about 10+ years ago. Such a fascinating place.
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  13. The bittersweet part is that there is so little of it left. We have to be grateful to all of those who put their efforts into the preservation back in the days.
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I have only spent a few hours amongst the Redwoods and it was a humbling experience (to say the least). Thanks for bringing back some memories. The shots are up to your usual high standards.
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  15. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Outstanding set of photographs. I would love to visit.
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  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Beautiful work, as I always know to expect when I open one of your threads. As much as I love the east coast, there are times I REALLY miss the west. From the mountain states out to the Pacific, there's just soooo much amazing natural beauty. And I lived out there long enough to really have immersed myself in a lot of it, and sometimes I just miss the hell out of it. Seeing photos like this both help and don't.

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  17. Just a wonderful set, Tilman. I absolutely love the one of Marshall Pond :)
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  18. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Lovely, just lovely. I really enjoy the variety of views and the way saw and played with the light.

    Cheers, Jock
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  19. Thank you for all your kind words, Luke, Antonio, Ray, Sue and Jock!
    And Sue, you have to imagine that picture of Marshall Pond with some gentle (yet slightly annoyed) "quack, quack, quack" and "honk, honk, honk". :) A popular place with water birds (and not so many humans), you could hear their calls following us when we walked on the path around the pond :)
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  20. PJacobs

    PJacobs Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I allreasy some most of them on flickr, but seeing them here as a set works great. Very good set!
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