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Creating Scale When Photographing Trees

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!