Montgomery Creek_05 ©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. Montgomery Creek meanders gently through Redwood 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 creates a sliky flow as well as enables more depth-of-field. This dramatic close-up shot of a small rapid captures the escence of the silky flow.
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.