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September 16th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Michael Ryan

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Light Show by Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan’s photo from Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is today’s Photo Of The Day.  
July 10th, 2013

When Separation is a Good Thing

Posted By Michael Frye
Rocks and sea stacks, late afternoon, Redwood NP, CA, USA
Spacing and separation are always important elements of composition, but during my recent workshops in and around Redwood National Park we encountered many situations where spacing and separation were particularly vital. The photograph above is a good example. I positioned the camera carefully to avoid, as much as possible, visual mergers between the foreground rocks. … 
July 10th, 2013

Photo of The Day by Willie Huang

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Redwood Enchantment by Willie Huang
The early morning atmospherics in Redwood National Park create stunning opportunities for a prepared photographer. Willie Huang proved the maxim that luck favors the prepared when he took this photo. He says, “As soon as the sun rose into the sky, the fog began to retreat back into the ocean. By pure luck, most of … 
July 2nd, 2013

Redwoods, Fog, and Serendipity

Posted By Michael Frye
Sunbeams through the redwood canopy, Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP, CA, USA
Weather always plays a big role in landscape photography. I study the weather so that I can put myself – and my workshop students – in the right place at the right time. But a little luck always helps. During my recent workshops up in the redwood country, along the northern California coast, we found … 
June 13th, 2012

Back to Jurassic Park

Posted By Michael Frye
Sunbeams in redwood forest
Last year I spent a magical day among foggy redwoods and rhododendrons along the northern California coast, and captured some of my favorite redwood photographs to date. You can see some of those photos here and here. Claudia and I recently returned from another trip to the redwoods. On our first morning we went to … 
July 25th, 2011

The Third Dimension in Photography

Posted By Michael Frye
Redwoods and rhododendrons—telephoto view
A Tale of Two Photographs Reading David duChemin’s eBook A Deeper Frame got me thinking about how we perceive depth and space in photographs, and how lens choice affects that perception. David says that because photography turns “a world of three dimensions into two,” that “if we aim to create photographs that create within the … 
July 4th, 2011

Capturing a Mood

Posted By Michael Frye
Redwoods, ferns, and rhododendrons near the northern California coast
Last week my wife Claudia and visited our son Kevin in Arcata, California (he goes to Humboldt State University there). Arcata is just north of Eureka, along the northern coast of California, in redwood country. Eleven years ago we’d camped in this area, and hiked a beautiful trail through the redwoods (nine-year-old Kevin complaining the …