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Redwoods

Impossible to photograph well.

Impossible to photograph well.

Visited the redwoods last weekend, I was thinking about what lens to bring to take good photos when I remembered: it is impossible to photograph redwoods to encapsulate the feeling of awe.

The trees are too tall to be able to get a good root to top shot without a super wide angle lens, and any distance between the tree often leads to other trees getting in the way. On the forest floor the deep shade is interspersed with direct sunlight giving a very mottled coloring that is either over or under exposed in places.

And the height, the muffled sounds, the hollow ground are all impossible to capture with a camera. Or at least very difficult to do.

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