Little Red Walking Hood

Little Red Walking Hood - photo of the Redwood trees

Willie and I have always wanted to visit the big Redwood trees, and although we have a few near us in Santa Cruz, there’s nothing like the big old original growth forests up in Northern California. David decided to fly in and join us, so we picked him up at the airport and off we drove.

There aren’t really any hotels around Humboldt County State Park, so we brought our camping gear and setup for a few days of photography in the park. We knew of a few groves of trees we wanted to visit, especially because of the beautiful sorrel growth underneath them. Sorrel is similar to clovers except different — so when we found a “4-leaf clover” it turns out it wasn’t lucky (sad)!

For sunrise we woke up and visited this particular grove. As the sun came up it hit this particular patch of sorrel perfectly to cause the little path to glow. We all crowded around and enjoyed the sunrise view.

D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
24mm, f/11, 0.4 sec, ISO 100

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.