The Sequoia National Forest has a way of making visitors look up. With such tall trees it’s only natural to look up to the sky when visiting the area. But during my last visit I tried not to forget to look down as well. Mother Nature provides so many interesting things that it would be a shame to miss out on the smaller things. So when I spotted this little branch with some pine needle leaves on it I immediately went for a shot. The way it was resting on the snow and in the sun just made it so attractive to me. It was almost as if someone had purposely placed it there. Considering how many photographers visit the area it would be out of the question.
I leaned against the snow and grabbed this shot. I didn’t want to blur out my background completely though. But I did want to make sure that the branch and leaves were the dominant subject. And yeah I know those last couple of sentences got a bit technical. Not too much but more than I have written in quite some time. And at this rate my gibberish is ending up all over the place. Just know that no matter what thoughts come to mind, Sequoia National Forest provides both big and small scenery.
More Trips To Come
Towards the end of the Winter and going into the Spring I made a big push for some road trips. I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from shoots to relax and process some images. It’s nice being able to just go home after a long day and relax. But to be honest I’m already itching for the next shoot and road trip. I’m still looking to further explore the National Parks here in California. Nevada and Utah might find its way into the mix as well. And to wrap up the year I’ll make my way back to Japan. Until each trip I hope to get some smaller shoots in. It’s probably about time I re-explore Downtown Los Angeles or the beaches of Malibu. In any case I’ll be shooting like crazy from now until the end of the year. Hopefully I’ll have some decent imagery to show for it.