Fight of the Forest by Pcoskun

his is an image I photographed back in May while making a brief visit to Northern California’s redwood forests. I had stared at this image too many times to count, opened it up and closed it feeling like it wasn’t worth my time. I decided to finally give it one more go and slowly but surely I liked the direction I was headed with it. This was one of the most chaotic scenes I have come across, but for some reason I was so attracted to it. Maybe it was the stunning morning light backlighting the mossy branches and ferns. I had to remove a ton of flare which was one of the main reasons I never decided to go ahead and process this image. I will probably keep working on that to the point where I will never want to look at this again! I wanted this to capture the wildness of the forests in the region with the early golden light of sunrise. The redwoods are one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and I am sure to return again in the near future. I definitely would like to spend some quality time wandering around the towering trees and finding more scenes like this. Anyways, this will probably close out my posts for 2015, so I just want to say once again thank you to all of you for your continued support. I have plenty of plans already for 2016 that I can’t wait to get into. Happy new year!

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Dreamland by Dustin_Wong_Photography

Redwoods State Park, California

The pacific coast is probably the most dynamic in the morning, as fog is burned off by the rising sun. Sunrays flood the canopy of these giant redwoods.

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Emergence by scottyperkins

Heavenly light streams through the redwoods and mist, creating rays that shine on the rainforest foliage on the forest floor.

Taken with good friends and amazing photographers David Thompson and Kristina Wilson.

Absolutely, positively view on black.

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Fairyland by scottyperkins

An image taken in the magnificent Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park in California. It makes me think of good places, better places. Good things, better things. Good people, better people.

I didn’t know Jeff Swanson, but many people I know and respect did know him. He was taken by cancer not long ago, but people still speak of him with love and respect for his character and talent. Please take some time to visit the Melanoma Research Foundation at and Jeff’s personal memorial page at, hosted generously by SmugMug.

The world deserves a cure for cancer. Please help make it so.

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Jurassic World by dthompson

As I stood in the fog filled forest, I couldn’t help myself from thinking of dinosaurs chasing me through this forest! So childish I know, but the primeval mood of the forest was so enchanting. The mood was that of a movie set, that was deep within the forest. Occasion the inner kid comes out of me. Peace and Love

I also wanted to take a moment to remember fellow photographer, and a just a wonderful guy, Jeff Swanson, who passed last year to cancer at the young age of 30. Please, if you get the time, visit Jeff’s memorial website at:

If you’d like to get involved or would like more info on melanoma please visit the Melanoma Research Foundation (

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