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    2 Days Ago
    Thank you. The also appreciated advice to marry near a small trail down near water. That first photo was in the patch of redwoods opposite boy scout tree trailhead. the other side of Howland Hill Rd. I'm guessing you know the group of redwoods intimately. I came in a day early for myself and shared some time to let them get a few family photos with their daughters. Normally I don't care for sun for portraits, nor for redwood photos. But once we got in there ... I agree the light adds a nice mood shining in from the right side.
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    3 Days Ago
    Yesterday in Jedediah Smith ... couple originally from Canada, recently moved to the USA.
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    1 Week Ago
    Not my handiwork, but I like it. Just got back from the coast redwoods this evening. The Power of the Force is Strong with this one !!! Try Full Screen ... There's probably no question who's photo this one is ... lol
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    05-19-2017
    mdvaden replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Rest in Peace Missy !! She was a fine dog, our Rat Terrier. Now to become part of one of the largest trees on earth, and our garden. A few weeks ago. We've had to put down a few dogs over the past 20 yrs. This one was particularly different and more difficult to adjust to afterward. We have a 60 inch print canvas on our wall of this tree in the background, so it seemed like a good spot.
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    05-02-2017
    Your owl, or your book? :) Pretty sure it's a barred owl. Your post was why I was kidding with SOTC ... pretending he was referring to what you wrote about owl omens :D
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    04-30-2017
    The book is beautiful. If he sneaked a peek at even a page, you can bet he'd be tempted !!
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    04-30-2017
    You must have got my email, but wonderful book. I loaned one copy to the Curly Redwood Lodge motel. People are thumbing through my photo album book every day, so they are going to put the copy of your Jed book next to mine so visitors can see it as well. I told the Curly folks that several of your books are in the Humboldt visitor center for travelers headed south so they know to look there too. Posted this owl image on Facebook the other day. Man ... so glad I brought a "long" lens. I left my 70-200 f/2.8 behind to keep weight off my pack, and a little voice said to bring my light 135mm f/2 along. Had to crop, but at least I got 2200 pixels worth.
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    03-26-2017
    Some days I enjoy sun in the redwoods, but I like the feel or mood that fog offers in that forest.
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    03-09-2017
    One nice aspect exploring without children, or even just going solo sometimes, isn't just how far we can go into the redwoods. But how long one can spend in one location. Sometimes there's a tree, stream, log, hill or grove that can can hold attention or rest for quite a while ... I loved the lighting in this spot. When you see this one printed, the trunks on the side are much darker. Looks pretty nifty either way ... This would make a nifty 16 x 20 print.
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    03-08-2017
    Here's your family at the Mutant Redwood. The light is a real challenge in that part of the valley, especially backlit. But for every spot that's tough for photos, there's always the spots that are more forgiving.
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    03-07-2017
    Some of my favorite images lately are the last hour of daylight in the redwoods.
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    03-05-2017
    Thanks Levi. Just got back from Staples a few minutes ago, picking up a Flash drive for the photos from Prairie Creek last week. Figured I'd let you share some here yourself if you wish.
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    03-05-2017
    Soylent Green ...
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    02-27-2017
    Awesome, thanks. You may get a message from a husband and wife who are videographer and photograper looking for various insights and views about coast redwoods and history. I met them in Crescent City the other day. The man's name is Joe Callander. Met Levi and his family in Prairie Creek the other day too. ...
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    02-26-2017
    Redwoods in the winter There was another small snow flurry last week but flakes melted as they fell.
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    02-12-2017
    An Ent-like vine maple in the redwood forest.
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    01-28-2017
    video I posted - He was watching intently overhead. The way the bark started to break on the left side implies that lean caused that strain. The internal decay could have been evident by the sawdust and how the saw felt compared to solid wood cutting. video you posted - with a tree that defective, one thing that stands out is how many tripping hazards and chunks of wood he left laying around interfering with several directions of escape. Also that more distance was covered with the saw's safety in mind than the man in the previous video. Also, even though I don't mind tree workers one-handing little saws, a question mark lingers where he was one-handing that size of saw on that particular tree.
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