Monday, March 01, 2010

Forest Light

I went on a hike through a small part of Big Basin Redwoods State Park yesterday with Chad. We hiked up to Sempervirens Falls and back. The hike was spectacular and we had a great time. The air was moist with the rains of the past week and the falls had a lot of water (along with several other babbling brooks).

I made several images which I am working through processing. I am going to post them in batches organized by theme. The first is forest light. When we started our hike it was a little cloudy but part way through the sun broke though and we were treated to some very nice lighting. The image above is one such example. Once again the D3s allowed me to do something I haven't been able to do before, shoot in a dark forest at f/22, handheld (the ISO was 11,400). This is one my favorite images from the hike.

I find the way the sun lights up the moss covering the trees to be fascinating, though the images still can't convey the experience of being there.


shane tjia said...

oh so beautiful!! since i always like natural scene... this pictures are really capture the beauty of the nature..great works!

Chad said...

Wow! We talked so much about how to expose these shots. My version was nothing compared to this. Great job! can't wait to see the waterfall pics :)

Meera said...

the forest light pictures are really nice. just stumbled to your blog. really nice pictures! :)