Monday, September 1, 2014

Sequoia National Forest (Part 14) - 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 with my photos from day three. The photos for today are from Sequoia National Forest shot along SR-180 as I drove to the other part of King's Canyon National Park. You may or may not know this, but King's Canyon National Park is split into two sections with Sequoia National Forest in between. In this blog post, you are seeing photos from that section of SR-180.

 A photo of the curvy highway. The smoke was still pretty heavy. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 21 N 118 50 07 W  

A black and white process of the photo above.  

A photo of the rocky canyon wall on the other side of the canyon. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 22 N 118 50 06 W   

 A black and white process of the photo above. 


 A photo of canyon wall on the other side of the canyon. Photo shot at the same spot as above but with the camera angled up to see the peak.

A black and white process of the photo above.  

This shot is angled down looking at the King's River which flows at the bottom of the canyon. This photo was also shot at the same turnout as above. 

Same spot, but now leveled the camera for a scenery shot of the highway and the canyon.  

 A black and white process of the photo above. 


Further down the highway, got a few photos in the middle of King's River. You should never take a cheap tripod down into a flowing river because the current will push it over! My professional tripod can take some water and is heavy enough to take some current. If you do try this, make sure you have a good grip on your equipment! Don't want your set up falling in. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 04 N 118 49 22 W   

A black and white process of the photo above.  

 The water was very refreshing. After shooting photos, I played for a bit in the water. It was fun. :) Photo shot from the same spot as above. 

 A black and white process of the photo above. 


Now further down the highway. There were some people playing this section of the King's River. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 48 10 N 118 44 32 W   

Another photo of King's River shot from the same spot as above. Just my luck... Half naked dude on the left. LOL

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with photos from the other part of King's Canyon 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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