USA Wanderings: Henry Cowell Redwoods
It’s been hot here in California, they are temperatures I am used to, but I have never experienced them in September before. It really doesn’t seem fair that I come all this way and it is so hot. I suppose it is better than having lots and lots of rain while I was here,. So today with the temperatures set to soar again it was decided that we would go to the redwood forests in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Henry Cowell Redwoods.
They are big, as you can see here, and some are over 2000 years old. I did this image with the cottage so you could see how big they were.
We went there to go hiking through it and just look around. It was so incredible. It was another place where everywhere you looked you were saying ‘oh wow’.
Places like this can be incredibly hard to photograph. How do you take photos that will be interesting? You don’t just want lots of trees there. I tried to find things that would make them more so by looking for things like paths that ran through the trees.
Or by looking for the light and how it caught the trees or went through them. Initially we didn’t get a lot of light, but slowly the sun started breaking through.
They really are so amazing. I’ve never really seen anything like them before. I am so glad we went to see them. I went with my sister in law and two of her friends, and I promised them I would do a post to show them how the photos came out. I’m afraid there are quite a few, I hope you don’t mind.
I am just going to put the selection I have for you into a gallery now. Don’t forget you can click on any of them to see them larger.