Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest
Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest

2 - 5 JUNE, 2022

As a landscape photographer I find myself truly fortunate to be living in California. The 900 miles along the pacific coast strewn with dramatic rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, majestic mountains, desert lands and redwood forests offer enormous opportunity to the wanderer, observer and photographer within us.  

In that gamut of choices one of the most intriguing subjects is the Redwood forest. 

The Giant sequoia grows inland while the more delicate Redwoods hug the coastline. The former is an impressive subject to photograph while the latter is more challenging.  

One of the reasons why the Coastal Redwoods are sought after by photographers is because in the early summer months when the coastal fog rolls through the forest it has a profound impact on simplifying the composition and creating an overall ethereal feel to the scene. Distractions are reduced, light is softened and tonal contrast is subdued, making it possible for strong simple patterns to emerge.

Activity Level : Mild to Moderate

Usually in the last week of May and the first few days of June the Rhododendron begins to bloom. It adds the perfect accent color to the scene. Also in those moments of frustration when the trees simply do not seem to be lining up appropriately for your composition, few moments spent in photographing a beautiful flower or the intricate details of the forest floor, help to calm the mind down before returning to the task of finding order in the chaos.  

These particular woods are so beautiful that hiking in them is a true reward in itself. A walk amongst the Giants hundreds of feet tall and hundreds of years old is both a humbling and an awe inspiring experience.

On this workshop in addition to the forest photography we will have the opportunity to do sea scapes along the rocky Northern California shore. We will hopefully be there in time to catch the coastal blooms which offer a dramatic foreground element. 

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Itinerary Summary

June 2th: 4 pm meeting time.

June 3th/4th : We will be shooting pre dawn and sunrise through mid morning in the forests and chasing the weather and conditions along the coastline. We will also be exploring the larger Redwood trees inland as well as the delicate Redwoods along the coast. For sunset we will be shooting sea scapes and coastal blooms. 

June 5th: Workshop concludes after sunrise and morning shoot.

Each day we will be having post processing sessions. This will give us not only an opportunity to review images acquired, but also learn how to how to optimize image rendition to suit your individual creative vision.

 

Note - 3 night accommodations are included in the workshop fee. Meals not included. We will be carpooling to the various locations. Not included meals/beverages/park entrance/incidentals.

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