Thursday, August 14, 2014

Generals Highway - SR-198 (Part 3) - 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 begin my photos from day two. These photos were shot on Generals Highway (SR-198), the main highway through Sequoia National Park. A few photos will be from Three Rivers, CA. Most of the photos for today were shot on the side of the highway where I thought the scenery was nice.

First photo was shot near the hotel I stayed at overnight. This is a sunrise shot of the Kaweah River shot from the Pumpkin Hollow Bridge (built in 1922) in Three Rivers, CA. You can see from the photo California is experiencing quite a bit of drought! The water level was very low in the river. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 28 45 N 118 50 22 W 

Here is a photo of the Kaweah River shot on the other side of that bridge. As you can see, the water level is also very low in this shot. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 I enter Sequoia National Park. Below is the Kaweah River which is mostly dried up. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 29 20 N 118 50 07 W 


A scenery shot from the side of the highway with Kaweah River at the bottom of the shot. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 29 20 N 118 50 08 W 

A photo of Generals Highway (SR-198).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 29 52 N 118 49 11 W 

A scenery photo of the Kaweah River. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 29 52 N 118 49 13 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Another photo of Kaweah River and Generals Highway (SR-198).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 30 02 N 118 48 53 W 

Here is a photo of Tunnel Rock which is right on the side of the highway. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 30 07 N 118 48 44 W 

Another shot of Tunnel Rock. 

Scenery in the park.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 30 51 N 118 47 41 W 


Scenery photo with Kaweah River on the bottom. After this shot, the road goes up the mountain, and I didn't see the river anymore. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 30 53 N 118 47 21 W 

Another photo of Generals Highway (SR-198).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 30 53 N 118 47 20 W 

Saw some pretty flowers on the side of the highway. Decided to take a few photos. There was a slight breeze blowing so it was pretty hard taking photos of these flowers! Most of my shots ended up having motion blur. You probably wondering why I didn't just hold it with my hands. I tried that before, but my hands tend to shake making the subject move more than wind would. HAHA

Saw a bee land on a flower. Decided to get a photo of that too. 


A scenery shot near Hospital Rock. The road through this shot is Generals Highway (SR-198). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 31 15 N 118 46 18 W 

A scenery shot in the park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 32 00 N 118 46 24 W 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with more photos from Sequoia National Park. 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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