Arborist Pruning work morphed into Photography and Portraiture

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    Thank you. I do rise early. Most travelers visiting the redwood coast. I go in about 6 am to 7 am until about 10 am. No complaints, because it's more quiet too, as I sip my coffee and watch the forest wake up and change. Last week, the park with the sun rays above, was too clear with no fog at 6 am, so I drove south 30 mins. to the next park which turned out to have fog and overcast, which was pleasant.

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    The Colors of the Forest ...

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    Nice to see another ISA Certified Arborist on here, I'm also ISA Certified based out of the Midwest in Kansas City, your photography skills are far above any others I've seen!
     
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    Tattoo portrait in the old growth coast redwoods.

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    You have a varied group of skills, that's for sure. So do you know a plethora of beautiful women or did you go to the tattoo shop and ask if anyone's done a certain tattoo? Tree?...
     
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    Various sources. The woman with the tattoo is one of two sisters from Crescent City who helped me with large tree photos for print art. Then there were others met where I get lunch, like Panda Express, Elmer's Pancake House. One from Beaverton Bakery, whom I encountered first at a Target Store. Got calls from two male models, and another guy worked for the local pet store. So a variety of places, including a networking site for photographers and makeup artists. This is the sister of the previous woman. From this weekend, amidst scotch broom.

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    How deep do you have to go to find those wonderful trees in your photos ? I have never been there and may never get there but they are awesome !!
     
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    Some of the trees are in direct view of trails. Other trees are half a day's journey. There are plenty of options without going off trail.
     
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    One of the first test photos with a new Canon EOS R adapting the Canon 85mm 1.2 Bella_Gap_POTN.jpg
     
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    Been wondering what happened to you? Wondered if you ran out of models...lol
     
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