Deer in the Sequoia Mountains

Photo by Chris Stetson

Photo Info

  • Location: Sequoia Mountains in Kern County, California
  • Camera used: Canon T2i
  • Lens used: Vintage Spira-tel 135mm f/2.8 lens
  • Check out additional photos on Chris’s blog

I recently spent three days at an old logging camp up in the Sequoia Mountains called R-Ranch. Located above the Kern River in Kern County, it’s a place to get away from all things technology-ish. The ranch was used back in the day by actual loggers, but it’s now used by a group of owners to escape the daily grind. with no TV, cell signal, or Internet you can really appreciate the natural surroundings. With Sequoia trees as far as you can see and deer that just about eat out your hands there’s plenty of nature to take in.

I got this shot the morning that we were getting ready to leave. I noticed about ten to twelve deer relaxing in the shade right outside our cabin. I grabbed my camera and got some shots from our doorway. It wasn’t quite close enough though, so I slowly moved toward the deer. I got a few more shots but still needed to get closer as I only had a fixed lens. As I moved even closer the deer noticed me and perked up, but decided I wasn’t worth getting up and running away from. So I got even closer. When I shot this photo I was about eight to ten feet away. She never did get up, it was such a great opportunity and I’m so glad I had my camera.

About Chris Stetson

Chris is a photographer and graphic artist living in Temecula, CA. He grew up in a small beach town called Carpinteria which is just south of Santa Barbara, CA. He doesn't remember a time in his life when he wasn't doing something creative, whether it was drawing, painting, playing music, or playing around with cameras.

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