Monday, June 18, 2012

Forest of Generals

When I visited Sequoia National Park last year, I didn't make it to General Sherman, the largest tree in the world by trunk volume. It was just too much of a hassle because of road construction and winter conditions. General Sherman is located in the so-called Giant Forest, aptly named because it is home to five of the ten most massive trees on Earth.

Here, you can see Laura and me to give you some scale.

We actually entered from the north and visited Kings Canyon National Park first (the sister park to Sequoia). Within General Grant Grove is (you guessed it) the General Grant tree. It is merely the second largest tree in the world.

I give credit to Laura for spotting the angle for the following photo. Good eye.

And finally, I decided to have some warped fun with panoramas. This is where it might have been fun to play with a fisheye.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pike Place

I really only had one item on my Seattle to-do list and that was to visit Pike Place and see some flying fish. Well, the highlight for me was actually all of the awesome fresh fruit. The white nectarines they were handing out were extremely sweet. And this was the first time I had ever discovered Rainier cherries. I love how colorful and sweet they are.

As for the flying fish, I did get to see them. I wasn't sure where to go, but I noticed a crowd gathering around one particular seafood vendor. Although it's not the best photo, I'm happy to have caught anything at all.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Haystack Rock

I just got back from a road trip from Seattle to Vegas. One of the many highlights was Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon. It's a gorgeous part of the country, but I'll be honest. The main reason I wanted to see it was because of The Goonies. If you need a nostalgic trip, here's a fun fan video.

Photographically, it was the perfect time to be there. It wasn't quite the golden hour, but it wasn't long before sunset—totally unplanned and completely serendipitous.