Lady Bird Johnson Grove Bridge

Two years ago today, I stood under a canopy of fog at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove of redwood trees near Orick, California.

Two years ago today, I stood under a canopy of fog at the Lady Bird Johnson Grove of redwood trees near Orick, California. I’d just arrived with a group of photographers on a workshop I was co-leading, and we were hoping the fleeting fog would hang on long enough to grab some moody photos. This amazing bridge connects the parking lot to the Lady Bird Johnson trail through some of the most magnificent scenery in the West.

I did my best not to hold up everyone by waiting for a hiker to get over the hump to the other side, snapped a few exposures, and then proceeded to cross and get out of the way for the next person. To say that this scene felt magical isn’t an understatement.

It turned out that I made a common photo faux pas with this shot, though. I hadn’t reset my camera’s high ISO from shooting in darkness the night before, so the images I captured were pretty noisy. That made them great examples for when I wrote about Macphun’s Noiseless application for Macworld later in the year.

One other amusing thing I almost forgot: If you go to the 500px app on the Apple TV, this bridge image is the thumbnail for the Bridges of the Worl

As spring has finally found its way to Seattle, I’m looking forward to my next photo workshop in October. In the meantime, I get to enjoy reminders like this while I’m working in my office and it rains outside.

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