Friday, August 29, 2014

Sequoia National Forest (Part 13) - 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 forest.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 46 23 N 118 57 39 W  

The smoke from the forest fire was affecting the entire drive into King's Canyon National Park. The visibility was not as good as I wanted. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 01 N 118 54 51 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 


On the bright side, the smoke does give the photo a foggy look. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 03 N 118 54 31 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo of the forest and the mountains in smoke. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 54 N 118 53 23 W  


Next I arrive at King's Canyon Lodge. Home of the oldest working gas pumps. The gas was pretty expensive, but filling up is a pretty good experience. :) It was interesting to see such old technology. I see people complaining on Yelp that the owners suck at dealing with customers, but they were pretty nice to me when I was there so I have no clue what they are talking about. Maybe they saw the reviews. Who knows. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 06 N 118 53 12 W  

This is the sign for the lodge. 

Here is the store/restaurant at the lodge. 

Not sure what this is but it was at the lodge. 


Now I continue on my drive into King's Canyon National Park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 56 N 118 52 29 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo shot on my drive into the park. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 49 10 N 118 50 32 W  

A 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 Forest as I drive to the other section 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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

General Grant Grove (Part 12) - 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 continue with my photos from day three. The photos for today are from General Grant Grove in King's Canyon National Park.

Here is a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 50 N 118 58 23 W  

Another photo of a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 50 N 118 58 24 W  

A forest photo at General Grant Grove.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 51 N 118 58 25 W  


More photos of the forest. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 53 N 118 58 21 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

The walking trail through General Grant Grove. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 55 N 118 58 18 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 


A stomp of a tree which I think was destroyed by lightning. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 51 N 118 58 17 W  

More photos of the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 48 N 118 58 22 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo of the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 49 N 118 58 21 W  

A black and white process of the photo above. 

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with photos from Sequoia National Forest as I drive to the other section 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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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mule Deer - Odocoileus hemionus (Part 11) - 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 continue with my photos from day three. Driving down from Panoramic Point in King's Canyon National Park, I spotted a few Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) on the side of the road. I stopped for some photos of them.

This right here is a fawn (baby deer). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 45 N 118 57 34 W  

Here is the mother in the center of the photo and one of her fawns on the left.  

 Another few shots of the Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus).


 Did a few more photos of the fawn. 


There was a total of three fawns. Only managed to get two of them in this photo. I saw three of them but the third one went to go hide somewhere. I ended up getting a photo of the mother and two fawns. 

Another photo of the mother.  

Last photo of the deer before they ran off. 

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with photos from General Grant Grove in 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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grant Grove Village & Panoramic Point (Part 10) - 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 begin my photos from day three. The photos for today are shot in King's Canyon National Park. Some of the photos are shot in Grant Grove Village, near the John Muir Lodge (the hotel I stayed at overnight), and the rest will be from my drive up to Panoramic Point and Panoramic Point itself.

First off is a photo of the meadow at Grant Grove Village. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 27 N 118 57 42 W  

Another photo of the meadow from a different vantage point. When I woke up that morning and went outside, I thought it was just fog in the area, but I noticed a charred wood smell in the air. At first I thought maybe it was the hotel's restaurant working, but after walking some distance from it and still smelling and seeing the smoke, I knew there was a forest fire somewhere nearby. Not sure where the fire is, but the visibility that day was pretty bad that day all through the park. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 25 N 118 57 44 W 

 A black and white process of the photo above. 


Next I begin my drive up to Panoramic Point. Here is a sunrise photo shot on the drive up. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 44 47 N 118 57 18 W 

More sunrise photos on the drive up. Shot at the same spot as above. 

Here is a shot at Panoramic Point. According to the sign there, this view was suppose to be very beautiful, but the forest fires made it somewhat of a disappointment. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 45 16 N 118 56 39 W 

A black and white process of the photo above. 


Here is a photo of the walking trail up to Panoramic Point. The trail wasn't that long or steep and it is wheelchair accessible. Unless it was a smoky day like when I visited this spot, I'd recommend a visit to this view point.

A black and white process of the photo above. 

A photo of the forest on the side of the trail. 

Here is a photo of the forest shot near the parking lot for Panoramic Point. I thought the smoke made a cool mysterious effect on the whole scenery so I took a shot. 

A black and white process of the photo above. 

These are all the photos for today. Next time I continue with some deer photos of the deer I saw on the drive down from Panoramic Point. 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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Monday, August 25, 2014

General Sherman Tree & Other Scenery (Part 9) - 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 finish up with my photos from day two. The photos are shot in both Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest. I have photos of the General Sherman Tree, and random scenery along Generals Highway (SR-198). These are the last of my photos from Sequoia National Park.

The sign marking General Sherman Tree. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 34 54 N 118 45 05 W  

A black and white process of the photo above.


Here is a photo of the General Sherman Tree which is a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum). While this is not the tallest tree out there, this is the world's most massive tree. 

A black and white process of the photo above.


Next up, I have a shot of the meadow at Wolverton. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 35 44 N 118 44 12 W  

A black and white process of the photo above.

Here is a photo of Halstead Meadow which is right on the side of Generals Highway (SR-198). Remember, just because there is no sign that says you can't walk on the meadow, doesn't mean you can! Please do not walk on the meadow as it is still illegal, and it damages the plants and animals that thrive there. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 37 02 N 118 47 05 W 

A black and white process of the photo above.

Another photo of Halstead Meadow shot on the other side of the bridge over the meadow.
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 37 02 N 118 47 04 W  


This is out of Sequoia National Park into Sequoia National Forest driving toward King's Canyon National Park. Still on the Generals Highway (SR-198). This was shot during sunset. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 39 43 N 118 50 06 W 

Another sunset photo on the side of the highway. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 43 06 N 118 55 06 W 

Another sunset photo on the side of the highway. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 43 07 N 118 55 07 W 

A black and white process of the photo above.

These are all the photos for today, for Sequoia National Park, and for day two. Next time I begin my photos from 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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