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Redwood Photo Contest Finalist

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by mdvaden, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    This year, Save the Redwoods League selected my redwood photo below from over 500 as one of 10 finalists. Once voting began, they sent a note to get the word out.

    If you would like to lend some support to a fellow Lawnsite Arborist / Landscaper, here's the link. Voting open until August 12th, 2011.

    2011 Redwood Photo Contest Voting

    So far, I'm holding 3rd place by a thin margin.

    This image is titled Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Great Pic.

    You got my vote.
  3. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944


    Forgot to mention in the OP, that the photo is memorable to me too, because it was taken about 1 hour before finding the world's tallest Hemlock tree in the same park - 272 feet. Named "Tsunami" after the wave that reached the redwood coast last March.

    Below is that tall tree found the same day - sleek looking base.

  4. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    I voted for yours. Looks like you're up against tough competition. Good luck!
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    If I were not committed to supporting my photo, there's a chance I'd pick the salamander one.

    The slug was okay, but there's another camera lens stuck in the shot.

    For a "redwoods" type photo contest, it seems like big redwood trees should rule.

  6. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    I know redwoods are tough to photograph mainy because of their massive size. You did it well. Two years ago my wife and I drove through (and hiked) in Jedediah Smith Redwoods park in CA. I understand those redwoods aren't really that big compared to some. I wish we could have spent more time there.
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    It just depends on where you hike in each of the north redwood parks. Jedediah Smith redwoods where you hiked, has the 1st, 4rd, 5th and 6th largest known coast redwoods. And many other giants.

    The redwood below is in that park too, and has a 30 foot wide trunk 4.5 feet above grade. That's 5 feet wider at dbh than the largest tree in the world (General Sherman Giant Sequoia) even though its wood volume is less. There are massive redwoods in Jedediah Smith.

  8. GravyTrain

    GravyTrain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    I've got to make it over in that area before I die (hopefully got MANY more years until that happens). Excellent photograph. As of my vote, looks like you are only about 16 out of first. I can only imagine your fellow lawnsite guys will help you out.
  9. yamahatim

    yamahatim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    Voted! Great photo, good luck!
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    You got my vote! great pic

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