The most striking images I've ever
seen in photographing landscapes is the amazing red bark of the
sequoias standing out against the fresh white snow and light green
of surrounding pines.
We photograph the Giant Grove
sequoias as the light plays through the forest creating different
compositions for us. With the ground cover being snow, there is a
different feel to the trees and forest, kind of a purifying coat of
Snow shoes are suggested and require a bit more energy and balance, so this is a half
day workshop. While we drive up early, the drive back towards Three
Rivers is much more scenic and their are many opportunities to shoot
from the General's Highway. Depending on air quality, this is
the time when the most dramatic landscapes can be taken with views
into the San Joaquin Valley.
We meet in Three Rivers on Highway 198 at 7:30am in the Pizza Factory
parking lot. From there we travel up to the Giant Grove and
photograph throughout the grove and close by meadows. We stop
and shoot all the awesome landscapes that are possible, returning to
the parking lot for lunch around 1pm. Snow shoes are suggested
to access areas off the road, though in some years the snow is not
deep or powdery. Also, many areas can be photographed from
near the road.