Sequoia Forest Pt I

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  1. woodsac

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    Drove up to the Sequoia National Forest yesterday. Hadn't been up there in years. Last time was long before I started taking photos. I was shocked to see how much of tha land had been ravished by fire :(

    Acres and acres of burnt and dead trees. Aside from that, it was a beautiful day. Unfortunately, not a cloud in the sky. I really think some cloud cover would have been nice for these shots? We didn't go up real high, to where the giant Sequoia's are, but it was still nice.

    A couple of these shots I took with the intention of converting to b/w. But, once I started converting, I liked them all in b/w better :biggrin: Well, except for the one with the river. But it was pretty much ruined from the bright sun anyways. I knew it when I took it, but I had to try. I'll post the other pictures in Pt II. And one other color pic in Pt II to show the deep blue sky.

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    Well, sometimes it takes another set of eyes or a second opinion. Since my Wife was with me, there were a couple that she liked better in color. She said the color helps her remember how pretty the colors were. And...I agree with her :mrgreen: So here's two of them in color.

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    wow those look really nice, im with you and th B&W ones, what kind of polarizer did you use on those?
     
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    I think these are just stunning especially the black and white. Great great work.
     
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    You so need to get some infra red film. This location is begging for it.
     
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    wow those are awesome!!!
     
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    Thanks to all!

    mygrain...I must have told my Wife 15 times yesterday that I wish I was shooting IR. I only shoot digital, but I think some of the spots are IR filter worthy. Now I just have to get an IR filter for that lens :confused:
     
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    Nice images; particularly the first one. However the others are a bit troublesome...by putting an object in the center of the frame pretty much takes your eye off the other wonderful images...maybe move around a little if you can and see if you can't find some other perspectives?

    Good beginnings, all. Keep up the work.

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    I think they look like anything I've every seen from Ansel Adams. Very nice work!
     

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