Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Muir Woods National Monument

I recently took a trip to both Muir Woods National Monument and Sausalito (pretty close together). Here today, I have the rest of the photos I took at Muir Woods National Monument. If you want to see my focus stacked images of the Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Trametes versicolor), please check out my last blog post here. If you want to see my Sausalito photos, you can do so here.

Muir Woods National Monument is a park located in Mill Valley, CA, 12 miles north of San Francisco. It is famous for its Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees. This forest of trees is one of the few forests of this type of tree still standing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To see my best Muir Woods National Monument photos for 2012, use this link. To see my best Sausalito photos, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Near the entrance of the park. Tiny stream of water. Usually the water is bigger, but it seems to be a pretty dry year this year. Remember my Yosemite Falls photos

A leaf on a tree in the park. A Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite was used to light up the leaf. 



Spider webs on old tree trunk. The dark background and high contrast was achieved by over powering ambient light with a Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees. Slight geometric distortion from my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens.



Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees. Slight geometric distortion from my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens.



Walking trail inside the park.

Forest floor

Forest floor. A giant Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) tree stump.



Looking up the tree from the forest floor. The light shining through the canopy created some artistic lens flare. 

A leaf on a tree in the park. The effect was achieved by back lighting with a Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite with a Fotodiox Softbox attached. Looks like a specimen under a microscope doesn't it?

This is all the photos I took at Muir Woods National Monument! Next time I will show you photos I took at Sausalito. Again, I say, these places are pretty close together, so if you do visit, I recommend you visit these two places together. Please don't forget to share my blog posts with your friends! If you would like to get notifications next time I post, you can "Like" me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

If you want to see my focus stacked Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Trametes versicolor), please check out my last blog post here. If you want to see my Sausalito photos, you can do so here.
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