Spring Bloom

Redwood National Forest, California, USA

Spring is coming, and the question is – Where should I go shoot next? If you have not visited Redwood Forest National Park (CA) in spring, I would highly recommend you do so. I arrived at the park in pouring rain… and the next day, when I wandered into the woods I was greeted with by thousands of pink rhododendron in full bloom. Gorgeous!

It is difficult to shoot in a cluttered place like a forest, so for me, this was a exercise in composition. I calculated my hyperfocal distance in order to get as close to the flowers as possible so that they would stand out in the image. I selected a patch of flowers surrounded by green to create a fresh spring mood, and to make the flowers even more visible against a complimentary background.

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