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High Water along The Avenue of the Giants

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 29 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This point is by the Founders Grove in Redwoods Forest State Park, near the small town of Weott, California. Where I stand here is about eight meters (25 feet) above the current river level.

( second of two images )

[notebook]: This is the final travel image I'll post for a little while. It will be good to get back to posting more artistic images. I've come to appreciate the difference in approaching photography from the point of story telling - as opposed to focusing on an image as its own statement.

Many more trips ahead - but for now - it is good to be 'home'.

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This is a beautiful place indeed, with all those tall trees.
I am looking a the signal: telling that the water level grew so much?
Well, the trip has ended. In Christmas is good to be at home :)

29 Nov 2008 6:29am

Marcie from United States

Am so enjoying sharing your journeys. Nice composition in this one. Makes me wonder where the road is leading next?!?!?

29 Nov 2008 11:16am

@Marcie: Thanks so very much, Marcie. ( ...and I was about to say no 'roads' for a while - when I realized that tomorrow your being 'rail-road-ed' )

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Your travel photos were very enjoyable, Stephen. Places I would never see otherwise. Thank you.

29 Nov 2008 12:38pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. The unusual travel benefits is one of the best aspects of AM3. I certainly appreciated you spinning me back to youthful memories of Longwood Gardens. We travel up to Canada, around to Hong Kong, over to Iran, England, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, then wooosh - down under to Australia. All in one day. That doesn't mention all of the views here in the US, and now DJ's about to have us back inside the Arctic Circle. And our guides are great folks we have come to 'know' as family.

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Cannot still imagine, the water so high. Is there a very big river nearby?

29 Nov 2008 3:58pm

@Alphons: Usually - a small river. It is the same river you saw last week here - next to the old highway. This is about 20 km from where I took those photographs.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love the entire feeling here, it's superb!

29 Nov 2008 5:10pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

the light through those tall trees is fantastic!

30 Nov 2008 12:23am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Have enjoyed your travel shots such an interesting series, but haveing to travel a lot with my job I can really relate to the "its good to be home"

30 Nov 2008 5:10pm

@JJ: Amen! I am sitting at my very quiet office on Beale Street at 10:28 on a lovely Sunday morning. I am trying to make sense of the mountain of work and chores I need to catch-up on. But it is in my familiar chair on my familiar keyboard - and not a laptop with some chair and desk in a motel room. I couldn't be happier. What kind of work has you traveling, JJ ?

willow from Chelsea, United States

The high water mark is a little scary! I've enjoyed traveling the California roads with you, but am looking forward to your next adventure!

1 Dec 2008 3:28am