Photo by Donaville Herrick
- Location: Muir Woods, California
- Camera used: Nikon D90
- Lens used: Sigma 10-20mm
Happy Arbor Day! Growing up, whenever I asked for my parents when I could have something I knew was unattainable — something along the lines of a really expensive new gadget or toy — they would always reply “Arbor Day”, which translated to never. It’s not a day that’s celebrated as widely as other holidays like St. Patrick’s Day — which to me could be an environmentally friendly day, too, since it involves the color green — so many people don’t often know when Arbor Day occurs or that it even exists. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the day, it’s a day that’s dedicated to planting and caring for trees.
For today’s Photo Friday, I wanted to present a of a few redwood trees in the Muir Woods, just minutes north of San Francisco, that I photographed back in November of last year. I was happy I brought my wide angle (Sigma 10-20mm) lens with me because I knew it wouldn’t have been possible to capture a shot of even half of a single tree in the frame, even if I took the photo lying down, with my 30mm lens. The photo above doesn’t do justice to the size and magnificence of these redwood trees. They’re something you have to see in person and they make you appreciate trees all the more.