Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mineral King Road (Part 2) - 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!

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 view my best photos from this trip, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

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Today I have the rest of my photos from day one. These photos were shot on Mineral King Road. Photos will be from Three Rivers, CA and a few shots in a section of Sequoia National Park that most tourists don't visit. I will have scenery photos of mountains, the forest, and one sunset shot. 

Here is a photo of a mountain in Three Rivers, CA. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 28 18 N 118 50 43 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Next I arrive at Kaweah River Bridge. This photo was shot on the bridge and below is what I assume to be the Kaweah River. 
  Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 26 57 N 118 47 35 W 

A photo of the Kaweah River Bridge. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 26 58 N 118 47 37 W  

 Here is a sign for the bridge. Says it is built in 1923. 

Photography Tip: I find writing down place names on vacations a bit of a hassle, so my tip to you is, if you like to know where you shot photos, see if there is a sign or something in the vicinity and shoot a photo of it!


I thought this rock face looked very cool so I got a photo of it. The clouds looked pretty nice that day too.  
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 26 34 N 118 46 09 W  

Black and white process of the photo above.   

Still on Mineral King Drive, now I have entered into Sequoia National Park. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 25 49 N 118 45 14 W 

 Scenery shot from the same spot as above. 


Photos of the mountain. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 26 40 N 118 42 34 W  

A photo of the thick dense forest in Sequoia National Park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 27 53 N 118 40 36 W  

A photo shot of the forest and the one-lane road of Mineral King Road. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 27 54 N 118 40 36 W  

Another shot of the forest. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 27 54 N 118 40 35 W  

There wasn't that much to see so I headed back. Here is a sunset shot out on Mineral King Road but back in Three Rivers, CA. This is the last photo I shot that day. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 27 08 N 118 48 34 W

These are all the photos for today. Next time I have photos from the next day where I continue into 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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