Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

Sequoia is a genus of redwood coniferous trees in the Sequoioideae subfamily, of the Cupressaceae family.
The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is the world’s most massive tree.
The Sequoia tree with a height of 286 feet or more, a circumference of 113 feet or more, an estimated volume of up to 52,500 cubic feet, and an estimated age of 1800–2700 years, the giant sequoia is among the tallest, widest and longest lived of all organisms on Earth.
These images of the trees were taken in Crescent Meadow, a small, sequoia-rimmed meadow in the Giant Forest region of Sequoia National Park. This meadow marks the western terminus of the High Sierra Trail, which stretches from the meadow across the Great Western Divide to Mount Whitney. Pioneer Hale Tharp homesteaded in this and nearby Log Meadow. Conservationist John Muir visited this meadow many times and praised it highly calling it the “Gem of the Sierras”. The meadow lies at the end of a three mile paved road which leaves the Generals Highway near the Giant Forest Museum.
It is difficult to get a full image of the trees because they are so tall and the forest restricts the view. I posted one image showing a person on the ground by a tree so you can have an idea of their size.
I used my inferred camera to make many of the images giving a surreal look to the tree and the forest.
On the trip there I captures a forest of wind mills in Mojavie. The lack of rain and snow has left many of the water storage lake empty. Lake Kaweah is a good example.
I hope everyone has the time to visit this area. It is truly impressive.