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#16 – Redwood Moss

07.30.2010  4:55pm – Ladybird Johnson Redwood Grove, CA – f/5.6- .1/125  Canon T1i  – Tamron 18-270 lens – Focal length: 109mm  –  Edits: Camera Raw adjustment brush to enhance lighting


The lighting and interesting depths in this image intrigued me, because the moss looked like the Spanish moss I have seen in Louisiana bayous. However, this moss was in the Ladybird Johnson Redwood Grove in northern California, where I found many interesting textures and colors. The clover was huge, and though I didn’t see a four-leaf clover, I just knew there must be many back in the forest. This place was fascinating and it really did seem like a hobbit, or leprechaun, was about to jump out from behind the next mossy stump. Who was it who said that about my “Redwood Path” photo?  Was it Emily, or Konda? I think it was a Facebook comment. Anyway, if you ever get the chance, you should get to Eureka, California, and check out the redwood forests. Don’t forget your best camera equipment. It is worth hauling it everywhere you go.