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Northern California fall

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by dhazeghi, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    A few shots from a very pleasant Autumn Saturday in northern California. Despite being the largest state park in the state, we saw very few people. Olympus E-M5 and 12-60/2.8-4.0.

    Muted colors
    E-M5    ---    27mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Inhabited tree
    E-M5    ---    16mm    f/3.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---    12mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Backlit oak leaves
    E-M5    ---    32mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200

    The golden hour
    E-M5    ---    12mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200
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  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Very nice! Especially liked the last one. The tree seems humongous compared to the tiny person down the trail, or is the person really far away from the tree?!
  3. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Beautiful pictures!!!! We had a sunny day here in Oregon today.
  4. North20

    North20 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 18, 2012
    East of the Cascades, PNW

    Yep, all nice, but that last one is beaut.
  5. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Yes, he's actually about 40 or 50 feet behind the tree (taking a photo of it, I suspect), but the perspective isn't obvious from the shot.

    Thanks for the comments everybody.
  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Beautiful shots - looks very dry there.
  7. EasyEd

    EasyEd Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Hey All,

    I believe Anza-Borrego Desert SP on the east side of San Diego County is the largest in CA.

    What park is that?

    Really nice images and as soon as I saw all that grass I thought - what a rippin fire that would make with say a 60 mph wind. I have always liked big old Oregon white oaks. Should be some blue and CA black around there as well. I now live at the northern edge of the range of Oregon white oak although up here it is usually called garry oak.

  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Hi Ed,

    you're 100% correct - somehow I forgot about good old Anza-Borrego... This is Henry Coe State Park - actually the 2nd largest in California (and until recently in grave danger of being closed). We saw a lot of different oaks - blue, black and valley!
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    The last is my fav also. Very nice. No Live Oak? Maybe too much water for Live.
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