Redwoods and Sea-Stacks

I just returned from leading a wonderful workshop for the Friends of Arizona Highways up the Northern California coast and into southern Oregon. We were treated to some outstanding fog in the redwoods, but were shut out for evening light every day but one. However, it was a great crew–and a great time.

The Exalted

Canon 5D MIII; 24-70 F2.8 MII @ 52mm; 1/5th second @F11; ISO 100

“The Exalted” was the result of patience and perseverance–meaning we had to wait out the rain. The fog moved in and out over a 3 hour period, giving us photo opportunities in fog of varying degrees.

Canon 5D Mark III; 16-35 F2.8 Mark II; !/2 second @ F11; iso 100; two stop Sigh Ray Reverse Grad

Canon 5D Mark III; 16-35 F2.8 Mark II; 1/2 second @ F11; ISO 100; two stop Singh Ray Reverse Grad

“Coastal Blues” came on the one night the horizon was not obscured with clouds. The tide was going out, leaving lots of sweet pools to reflect the sky. Of course we weren’t lucky enough for a great sunset, but we had fun making some lemonade, so to speak.

Coastal Jumble

Canon 5D Mark III; 16-35 F2,8 Mark II @ 1/8th second @ F16; ISO 100

Coastal Jumble was the result of simply turning 180 degrees and looking behind me.

George Stocking

Author: George Stocking

George Stocking is a professional freelance photographer, residing in Phoenix, AZ. He works regularly as a contract photographer for Arizona Highways, and his work often graces the pages of Arizona Highways Magazine, Calendars and Books. His work has appeared in numerous other national publications. You can see more of his work on his website.

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