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Giant Seqouia Tree, Sequoia National Park Giant Seqouia Tree, Sequoia National Park
 

The Giant Seqouia trees are the big attraction at Sequoia National Park. I was attempting to include a layer of green in front of and behind the Giant Sequoia in this picture. Keeping the layers sharp (to keep enough DOF) at this focal length required a narrower aperture than I normally like to use.


 
127mm  f/22.0  6.0s  ISO 100
Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park
 

Sequoia National Park is much more than just Giant Sequoia trees. The drive on Generals Highway (RT 198) from Visalia past Lake Kaweah, into Sequoia National Park and to the base of the Moro Rock pinnacle is nothing short of spectacular.
 
This drive is not for the faint of heart - or for those with motion sickness issues. Check out this map to get a glimpse of what I'm talking about. The map of course does not show the tremendous drop-offs, does not show how narrow the road is - and does not indicate the lack of guard rails.
 
Parking at the base of Moro Rock is lacking - and the road is 1-way, meaning you might be required to circle back around. The hike up the rock is not bad - and the view is absolutely amazing.
 
A late May snow storm is pounding the peak of Castle Rocks in the distance. Moro Rock in of course in the foreground.


 
24mm  f/11.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Moss-Covered Tree, Sequoia National Park Moss-Covered Tree, Sequoia National Park
 

This moss-covered tree was practically glowing in the dim light at the end of this day in Sequoia National Park - practically begging for a composition.


 
121mm  f/11.0  3.2s  ISO 100
Double-Trunked Giant Seqouia Tree, Sequoia National Park Double-Trunked Giant Seqouia Tree, Sequoia National Park
 

A double-trunked Giant Seqouia Tree in Sequoia National Park is framed by the greens of the trees it dwarfs. Shooting deep in the forest is very challenging. The even lighting on this Giant Sequoia is from a post-sunset sky.


 
88mm  f/11.0  1.6s  ISO 100
Snowstorm Explodes on Castle Rocks, Sequoia National Park Snowstorm Explodes on Castle Rocks, Sequoia National Park
 

A late May snowstorm explodes over Castle Rocks in Sequoia National Park. When shooting in remote locations - especially high altitudes, you need to be prepared for any conditions that you could encounter.


 
55mm  f/8.0  1/320s  ISO 100
General Sherman Giant Seqouia Tree, Sequoia National Park General Sherman Giant Seqouia Tree, Sequoia National Park
 

No Sequoia National Park gallery is complete without a picture of the giant General Sherman Seqouia Tree - the world's largest single-stemmed tree by volume. Getting a picture of this tree without fence and people in the frame is a bit of a challenge. Shooting upward of course includes the always-brighter sky in the frame.


 
47mm  f/11.0  3.2s  ISO 100
Sequoia National Park as Seen from Moro Rock Sequoia National Park as Seen from Moro Rock
 

The view from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park is spectacular. Here, rays of sunlight stream through the leading edge of a storm.


 
105mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 100
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