California Redwoods and Oregon Coast Photography

05-19-2020  |  Redwood National Parks, California. USA
Rhododendrons and redwoods in the Redwood Forest.

Limited Edition, Fine Art, Photography Print of Redwood trees in the Redwood Forest of Northern California. These print editions are limited to 200 pieces of each museum quality large format print. Bring the beauty of a collectable print from Jess Lee's Redwood Forest Collection into your home.

About Redwoods National Park

The Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) are a complex of several state and national parks located in the United States, along the coast of northern California. Comprising Redwood National Park (established 1968) and California's Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks (dating from the 1920s), the combined RNSP contain 139,000 acres (560 km2),[3] and feature old-growth temperate rainforests. Located entirely within Del Norte and Humboldt Counties, the four parks, together, protect 45% of all remaining coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) old-growth forests, totaling at least 38,982 acres (157.75 km2). These trees are the tallest, among the oldest, and one of the most massive tree species on Earth. In addition to the redwood forests, the parks preserve other indigenous flora, fauna, grassland prairie, cultural resources, portions of rivers and other streams, and 37 miles (60 km) of pristine coastline.

In 1850, old-growth redwood forest covered more than 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km2) of the California coast. The northern portion of that area, originally inhabited by Native Americans, attracted many lumbermen and others turned gold miners when a minor gold rush brought them to the region. Failing in efforts to strike it rich in gold, these men turned toward harvesting the giant trees[4] for booming development in San Francisco and other places on the West Coast. After many decades of unrestricted clear-cut logging, serious efforts toward conservation began. By the 1920s the work of the Save the Redwoods League, founded in 1918 to preserve remaining old-growth redwoods, resulted in the establishment of Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Parks among others. Redwood National Park was created in 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged. The National Park Service (NPS) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) administratively combined Redwood National Park with the three abutting Redwood State Parks in 1994 for the purpose of cooperative forest management and stabilization of forests and watersheds as a single unit.[5]

In the early stages of the pandemic we were determined to hunker down and just take care of the backlog of editing and the other office work that accumulates when you are leading and organizing fifteen to twenty photography workshops a year. That worked well for a while, but like most people by late May the charm of being in my office in front of the computer had pretty much disappeared.

As I spent most of three months in front of my computer my mind occasionally ( ok more than occasionally) drifted to places I want to shoot again. At the head of that list was the Redwood Parks complex in Northern California. Our plan was to load up and head to Southern Oregon in one long day from our home in southwestern Idaho. That was a long trip but it put use within 30 minutes of the Redwood parks in California where non essential people like us could not rent a room. Of course the other good part of this arrangement was that it would be mornings in the Redwoods with fog and evenings on the Oregon Coast. So for three days we explored places we had not photographed before among the tall trees and re-familiarized ourselves with some old favorite locations.

Fallen Silence
Mt Rainier | Washington
Sunset Sweeper
Ruby Beach Washington
Oregon Coastal Rocks
Ocean Shore
Black and white photo of the Oregon Coast.
Oregon, Pacific Northwest USA
Flowers on the Coast at Pistol River
Oregon , Pacific Northwest USA
Haystack Rock at sunset
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Trillium Falls and ferns
Redwood Forest, Redwood National Park
Rhododendrons and Tall redwoods in the Redwood Forest.
Redwood Forest, Redwood National Park
Rhododendrons and redwoods in the dark Redwood Forest.
Redwood Forest, Redwood National Park
Beautiful Rhododendrons and redwoods in the Redwood Forest.
Redwood Forest, Redwood National Park
Redwood Forest.
Redwood Forest, Redwood National Park
Rhododendrons and redwoods in the Redwood Forest.
Redwood Forest, Redwood National Park
Redwood Trees Spring
Beautiful Tree Photography
At the foot of Giants
Beautiful Tree Photography
Rhododendrons in full bloom in California's redwoods.
Redwoods National Park, California | USA
Three is a crowd
Beautiful Tree Photography
Out of the mist
Beautiful Tree Gallery
Misty Morning
Beautiful Tree Photography
Morning on Bandon Beach, Oregon
Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest USA
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