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Amarok March 19, 2016
HA... I knew these trees. My favourite place in the world.
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Eduardbetz April 15, 2016
Beautiful, fine art !
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leckie45 August 30, 2016
Great shot of these beautiful trees ... aren't they magnificent to walk among ... Cheers from Melbourne, Trish

Californian Redwoods



Californian Redwoods were planted in 1938 in the Otways at the town of Beech Forest.
Californian Redwoods were planted in 1938 in the Otways at the town of Beech Forest.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This is a photo of the Sequoia forest in the Otway Ranges, in Victoria, Australia
Time
We stayed at Lorne for a few days, and part of our exploring led us to the Sequoia forest in mid afternoon. We were thrilled to find the forest as we had seen similar in California, but did not know any existed in Australia.
Lighting
There was wonderful filtered light coming through the stand of trees. I really liked the pattern that the shadows made, and the details of the light on fine branches.
Equipment
I used Nikon D800e with Nikon 28 - 70 F2.8 AF-S Lens, with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 200, Shutter Speed: 1/6 and Focal Length: 320/10. I took this photo hand held, with no flash or other devices used.
Inspiration
I loved the light filtering between the huge trees. The pattern of the shadows caught my eye and I had to capture the moment.
Editing
I used Adobe Lightroom to fine tune the colour balance and Adobe Photoshop to make some tonal adjustments.
In my camera bag
Last Christmas, Nikon released their new 24 - 70 VR2 F2.8 lens, and I was one of the first people in Australia to have one of these. It is an extremely sharp lens, but heavy to carry around! The photos taken with this lens are extraordinarily sharp. Consequently, I use this lens whenever possible. I carry the Nikon D800e camera with 24 -70 VR2 F2.8 lens. Other lenses I use are Nikon AF-S 28 - 300, which is great when you require zoom, and Nikon AF-S 16 - 35 F4. I have a Manfrotto tripod with quick release bracket. I also take spare batteries and SD cards, cleaning cloths.
Feedback
If you are trying to capture photos of trees in a forest, make sure you go on a sunny day. The way the light plays on the trees and branches will produce a great photo. I suggest using a tripod, especially in low light levels. If you want to copy my style of using the camera hand held, don't be afraid to increase the ISO and take a shorter shot.

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