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Occasionally when I haven’t been able to get out with my camera for a while, I like to go back to some of my older images and see if I can find a new way to look at them. These images were taken in 2011 just after I got my Nikon D3s, but I wasn’t quite into the idea of B&W conversion back then. The original color versions also had some chromatic aberration (color fringes around the small delicate needles) that proved difficult to remove entirely. So, I decided to convert these to B&W and not really have to worry about the fringes.
Both these images were captured along Big Tree Trail on the ridge here at Sea Ranch. It’s always a treat to stand among these giant redwoods deep in the forest. All you hear is the wind moving through the trees; I always liken it to standing in a large, and empty, cathedral where you can hear a pin drop. I am also amazed when you’re standing in the forest and looking ahead, it all seems so chaotic and devoid of any real symmetry. Then all you have to do is look up and the symmetry appears, even though it was really there all the time. All you have to do is to look up.
Equipment: Nikon D3s; Nikkor 17-35 mm f2.8 lens.