Friday, August 15, 2014

Amphitheater Point & Crescent Meadow Rd (Part 4) - Sequoia & King's Canyon NP (2014)

I recently took a trip to Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park (the two parks are connected). I had a great time photographing many scenery and enjoying the beauty of nature both inside the two national parks and out in Sequoia National Forest. Through this chain of blog posts, I will be showing photos of natural scenery, mountains, meadows, forests, wildlife, and the wonderful trees of the parks. I will also be giving some travel advice into the park as I know some of you viewers are probably looking at this to try to plan a trip to the parks. In these parks, is one of the world's largest species of trees, the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). I will also have a few photos of the world's most massive tree the General Sherman Tree in blog posts to come. I hope you enjoy this chain of blog posts!

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Today I continue my photos from day two. These photos were shot on Generals Highway (SR-198), the main highway through Sequoia National Park, and Crescent Meadow Road. I have photos from Amphitheater Point, near Auto Log, and Tunnel Log.

First off is a panorama from Amphitheater Point. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 32 10 N 118 46 56 W 

Next I did some regular scenery shots from the view point.  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


Another scenery shot from the view point.  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Last photo from that view point. Across, you can see Generals Highway (SR-198) that visitors have to drive up. 


Now I get onto Crescent Meadow Road. Here is a photo of the forest. This patch of trees happened to have been burned, which I thought made a cool photo.  
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 33 39 N 118 46 26 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 I took another photo from that spot with a slightly different composition facing where the burned part of the forest transitions into the healthy part of the forest. 

The next few photos was shot near Auto Log. The giant tree trunk of Auto Log was a bit hard to do a shot on, so I just photographed trees in the forest near it. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 33 16 N 118 46 11 W  

 Black and white process of the photo above.  


A close up shot of bark on a tree.  

Black and white process of the photo above.   

Here is a photo shot at the trail head of a hiking trail at Auto Log. I later figured out Auto Log is just a giant fallen tree, and they used to allow cars to drive on it. I don't think they let you do it anymore as I didn't see any cars driving on it, and the name was pretty puzzling at first. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 33 17 N 118 46 10 W  

Black and white process of the photo above.    

This is Tunnel Log where you get to drive under a tree. The tree is a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 33 09 N 118 45 41 W  

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with more photos from Sequoia National Park at Crescent Meadow and Moro Rock. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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