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Taken during a heavy downpour. The giant "pipe cleaners" sure have a lot of character still clinging to the hemlock trunks. The hint of blue is a coast redwood.
 

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This is not a particularly good photo for clarity, but I like the view and location. Not shown, we found a large Port Orford cedar behind these which is among the 5 largest known. Had a dead top, but it should hang around for a while.
 

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Try full view. A gnarl of old Rhododendrons cloaking some redwood trunks. The climbing event of the Brotherhood Tree redwood limited time for scenery. I hope to return this week solo if there's some clouds, rain or fog in the forecast.
 

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Howland Hill road, early morning en route to look for spots to use for a 20,000 x 20,000 pixel composite photo.
 

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Grieg French Bell grove. I went here in the morning, the day I was photographing a ranch wedding in Scotia, nearby.
 

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Nice, Mario. The Grieg French Bell Grove isn't the prettiest, biggest grove around but it's always been one of my favorites. It has it's own kind of peaceful feel to it. From your pic it appears the trail thru the sorel may be a little wider than it used to be.
 

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Nice, Mario. The Grieg French Bell Grove isn't the prettiest, biggest grove around but it's always been one of my favorites. It has it's own kind of peaceful feel to it. From your pic it appears the trail thru the sorel may be a little wider than it used to be.
A couple spots did seem a hint wider, but it could be the angle or light. I heard the parks had an increase of visitors the past few years, and that may be related. I noticed on Instagram that photographers never share the name of this grove, probably to keep the location more mellow. But a lot of their IG followers are photographers and they may be hoping to keep others from selling more prints.

This last visit, I was paying closer attention to the rolling ground and nearby river. I suppose it may be a safe assumption that river flooding and silt over the centuries accounts for some of the nifty gentle contours.
 

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From a previous rainy day. Some wandering through Jedediah Smith park, and one more new friendship. His daughter and roommate tagged along too. I was 100% rain forecast that day .. which I find excellent.
 

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From the first photos taken this week with a newly purchased Canon 45mm tilt shift taking it to the redwoods every trip.

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