This image was taken in Redwoods National Park in California. When considering how to show the scale of massive trees like redwoods or sequoias, we often think about using a wide-angle lens to show them in their entirety. With this image, I chose the opposite approach and used a telephoto lens, the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS, to isolate a small tree juxtaposed with a giant redwood. By not showing the edges of the tree, the viewer is unable to gauge the enormity of the redwood. I hope you enjoy the image!
March 21, 2011
Creating Scale When Photographing Trees