Montgomery Creek_01 ©2009,wolf dietrich
Montgomery Woods State Redwood Reserve has become one of my favorite Spring outings. This serene and Spiritual reserve has one of the oldest Coastal Redwood Groves as it has never been logged. It is a rather"natural" area where fallen trees and branches are allowed to naturally blend into the environment. The meandering Montgomery Creek flows gently through the groves of trees, flanked by fern and moss-covered boulders.
Even at mid-day sun, the lighting in this rather steep canyon is generally dim. It is imparative to use a tripod for your best exposure. A long exposure enables more depth-of-field as well as a silky look to the flowing creek.
Printed at 12 x 18 inches, and matted and framed to 18 x 24 inches, this image is truly a wonderful capture of this beautiful scene.