DuffyDoherty PRO+
DuffyDoherty
Banner

JamesIrvineTrailNG




It isn't easy to try to capture what it feels like to walk among 300+ foot trees...and to shoot directly into the sun, but here is my attempt...
Read more


It isn't easy to try to capture what it feels like to walk among 300+ foot trees...and to shoot directly into the sun, but here is my attempt...
(c) Duffy Doherty
Read less

Views

3046

Likes

Awards

Contest Finalist in Sunlight Shine Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Up Or Down Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol6
Contest Finalist in Earth Day 2020 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7
Featured
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
dsjr051 NatureCoast lorijwhitneybrice jorgealbertopealozapealoza mvero Seebug8 josfrias +12
Superb Composition
eriknel jonesaiko RobertFoldes domshep robiecagle Sun-Bee Imis +6
Top Choice
yeteee Pamelabole markmahler Aarti_Sachin_Soman JayneBug robwill236 deborahshuma +6
Outstanding Creativity
ryanenyaw ClaritaBethCanlasMiller Leksus Hood James-Evans colehouse Hawk243
Magnificent Capture
grigmar Freeuser2010 FeatherstonePhotography miketrainor Vitaliy_SN alexlevinsky douglasunger
Superior Skill
bogumalka crystalgary
All Star
estercastillo08
Genius
Pjerry

Emotions

Impressed
patandros neoron6 CeliaTrashorras augustin5 Dodoka JjrGPeppard daydreamsbymary0710 +11

Top Ranks

Skyward Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Skyward Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Sunlight Shine Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Sunlight Shine Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Forest Magic Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Forest Magic Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Capture Flares Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Capture Flares Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol9Top 20 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol9Top 20 rank week 1
Up Or Down Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Up Or Down Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Earth Day 2020 Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 20 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 20 rank week 1
photographyawards2019Top 10 rank
photographyawards2019Top 10 rank week 2
photographyawards2019Top 10 rank week 1
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Game Of Flares Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Game Of Flares Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Tall Trees Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Tall Trees Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol7Top 20 rank
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol7Top 20 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 45Top 30 rank
Travel Photography ProjectTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 45Top 20 rank week 1
Travel Photography ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 17Top 20 rank
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 17Top 20 rank week 2
The Photojournalist Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Color Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 17Top 20 rank week 1
Color Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Our Amazing Planet Photo Contest xpozerTop 10 rank
Our Amazing Planet Photo Contest xpozerTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 49Top 20 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 49Top 10 rank week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 49Top 10 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 rank week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 rank week 1

Categories


4 Comments | Report
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 21, 2018
❤️❤️❤️ this 😊
DuffyDoherty PRO+
DuffyDoherty November 13, 2022
Hi melissa. It's been a while with the move and all. So nice to hear from you, and thank you for the kind words!
Pjerry
 
Pjerry September 29, 2020
Congrats Duffy on being a creative landscapes finalist. Well done.
DuffyDoherty PRO+
DuffyDoherty September 29, 2020
Thank you Pierre! I value your opinion as always. I'm grateful for your kindness!
l4z3r
 
l4z3r November 29, 2020
you got amazing skills
DuffyDoherty PRO+
DuffyDoherty December 08, 2020
Thank you I4z3r> What a wonderful message to receive first thing in the morning!
JaneMB
 
JaneMB November 11, 2022
Fabulous photo....
DuffyDoherty PRO+
DuffyDoherty November 13, 2022
Hi Jane, You made my night! Thank you so much!
See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken on the lower section of the James Irvine Trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Time
This was our second trail of the day. The time of the photo was slightly after noon. The sunlight and "God rays," we're delightful!
Lighting
100% natural light.
Equipment
The shot was taken with a Nikon D600. I had a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens mounted on it. The details of the exposure: 22mm, ISO 800, 1/500, @f/4. You might wonder why such a high ISO? The redwood Forest can be very dim since so much of the sunlight is blocked by these enormous trees. What made this image different, is the sun had an opening to shine through brightly!
Inspiration
Every minute in the Redwood Forest is inspiring to me. I feel more alive there than anywhere on Earth. I was simply trying to find a perspective that expressed my sense of wonder. That main tree in the image had a diameter of approximately 18 feet!
Editing
I bracketed 3 shots, 2 stops apart, handheld, and combined them in Lightroom/Photoshop. Planning for this strategy was partly why I shot at 1/500.
In my camera bag
I have three Nikon bodies, D810, D600 and D7200. I have a Black Rapid double strap that has been modified to support a third body if I choose. I have a series of primes, Nikon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 40mm f1.4, Nikon 58mm f1.4, Sigma 85mm f1.4, Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro. For zooms my bag contains, Nikon 16-35mm f/4, Nikon 24-70 f2.8G, Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 G2, Nikon 200-500mm f5.6, Nikon 10-24mm DX, Nikon 16-80mm f2.8-4 DX. I choose what best fits what I am shooting, or at least what think I might encounter. On a hike through a Redwood forest, I would likely select, the 16-35mm, 70-200mm and 105 macro, since focusing with your feet is rarely possible...
Feedback
If you have never been in a Redwood forest, take a body that is good in low light and a normal zoom. Just go marvel and have fun!

See more amazing photos, follow DuffyDoherty

It’s your time to shine! ☀️

Share photos. Enter contests to win great prizes.
Earn coins, get amazing rewards. Join for free.

Already a member? Log In

By continuing, you agree to our Terms of Service, and acknowledge you've read our Privacy Policy Notice.