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DuffyDoherty December 03, 2015
Howland Hill Rd.! Great job capturing a difficult to photograph subject!
jasonjhatfield December 03, 2015
Thanks! It's such an awe inspiring drive!
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kto333 January 01, 2016
This is amazing, great job! :)
jasonjhatfield January 02, 2016
Thanks!
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Coveboy53 January 17, 2016
yes, how do you give the size of these mammoths. Ir's daunting but you have captured our small self and are humbled. Great photograph
jasonjhatfield January 17, 2016
Thank you :)
 
DavesAdventures January 19, 2016
Wow is what I say . . Just Wow . .
Dave
jasonjhatfield January 19, 2016
Thanks :)
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Alwolfe November 07, 2017
Gorgeous shot!

Road Beneath the Pillars of Eternity



How can man travel through a land so different and wonderous without questioning being? Even our works and feats in this landscape are but a blink of the eye to...
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How can man travel through a land so different and wonderous without questioning being? Even our works and feats in this landscape are but a blink of the eye to to these towering masters.
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Contest Finalist in On The Road Photo Contest vol1
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Behind The Lens

Location
I was originally on a week-long photo trip around Oregon when a snowstorm at Crater Lake NP prevented me from seeing the lake. To make up for my disappointment I decided a side trip the northern redwoods of California was in order. I drove along the incredible Howland Hill Road in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park when I came upon this stunning scene.
Time
I captured this shot in the late morning after driving from Crate Lake NP. The sun was high enough to break through the mist and cast the incredible glow seen in the image.
Lighting
Without the low-density mist, fresh rain, and mid-day winter sun, this shot wouldn't have been possible. I've returned to this location a few times since then but haven't found the same conditions and the shots haven't been the same.
Equipment
I shot this on a Sony a7R with Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 lens.
Inspiration
While my heart is in the mountains, I've always found a sense of fulfillment amongst the giant forests of West Coast. There's something more than incredible about walking through giant living structures taller than most buildings. I've always sought out the most interesting and "magical" forests in my travels, and the opportunity to visit the massive redwoods of Northern California was beyond amazing.
Editing
This image is a single shot processed to highlight the dramatic dynamic range of the scene. To process the shot I primarily worked in Lightroom with small adjustments to contrast, shadow/highlights, and color.
In my camera bag
Right now I have everything in a first gen F-Stop Loka pack or my Osprey Exos 58 backpacking pack. Since switching to mirrorless I've been able to get most of my gear in a small ICU while my camera sits in a chest pouch for easy access. In my bag I currently have the following camera gear: a7R II, a7R as backup, Sony's FE lenses: 16-35mm f/4, 24-70mm f/4, and 70-200mm f/4, a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for night work, Rode shotgun mic for video, Neewer L-Plate, Hoya HD3 and Firecrest Polarizers, about 7 batteries and large external batteries (better to have too many I guess), Feisol CT-3442 tripod with Photoclam Gold ballhead, and a Lee Big Stopper filter. Depending on how far I'm hiking I'll remove certain items to make my load lighter. For non-camera equipment, I usually have rain gear, puffy jacket and pants, and a Steripen to filter water while hiking. My favorite piece of gear is probably my Western Mountaineering puffy flight pants, never underestimate the value of warm legs while photographing at night!
Feedback
If the location you're at isn't working, see where else you can go "nearby". I used to plan all my sunsets and sunrises before heading out on a trip, and while that means I had less hassle, I was often missing better conditions within a couple hours.

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