The Giants in the Muir Woods

The Auckland Photowalk

I knew a Type A personality would come along and create a Flickr Group for the Auckland Photowalk. Thanks for that – there is the link for everyone else that has yet to discover it. I am so lame and slow – it takes me a long time to process photos, but I will ! Thanks again everyone for the walk, the talk, and the pizza! I’d also like to thank Vivian Ho and Virginia Mui for helping me out with the whole event!

Christchurch Event Soon!

On the heels of the north island, the photowalk is moving to the south island and Christchurch on March 4. This talk will be a high-class event, complete with Wine and Cheese… but of course! 🙂

Daily Photo – The Giants in the Muir Woods

When I was in California recently, I left Leo Laporte’s cottage to take some photos of the Muir Woods. If you have never been here, it’s a must!

Did you know this is where they filmed that speeder scene from Return of the Jedi? Very cool. I did not see any Ewoks in the forest, nor did they try to trip me by making me roll my robo-angle on strategically-placed logs. Those Ewoks… so small, crafty, and flammable.

  • Sarah Knight

    Oh my goodness this is so delightful!

  • isaac

    The green looks electric. great shot!

  • Jon

    So much great texture and vibrance.

  • Thanks – glad you like it – it was a pretty place

  • Just beautiful.

  • Lovely. You must have had a range of exposures here. Right? Yeah, I don’t know, because I am new to the world of HDR, but I imagine it does.

    Thanks for the site Trey.

  • I actually have been there and your photo captures the redwoods very well. Great job as always Trey!

  • Very good photo of the giant Redwoods, Trey. We saw some of them when we dipped down into northern CA on our trip along the coast in 2007. Great job of capturing those wonderful trees. I didn’t know that was where they filmed the Ewoks, thanks for that info. My kids probably know, lol. We went to the first Star Wars movie when our youngest was only 5. It scared him to death, lol. Fond memories. Have a great day in New Zealand!!

  • wow..awesome shot

  • casusan

    Ahhh beautiful Trey!!

  • Nice “Stop By” Photo Trey. Yes Muir Woods is magical indeed. You did it great justice here. Behind that gorgeous decaying log in the foreground of Ur shot I could have sworn I saw a Leaping Gnome of some sort…could have been a trick of the lens (or Industrial Light & Magic’s work) of course !!;+}} LOL

    Just North & right up against Muir Woods is some over the top camping (one of my favorite camping locations in the Bay Area) that U are sure to be able to stay the moment you show up mid week (because it is on a first come/served basis) that has it’s occasional foggy magical moments!! Can be seen in “Fog&[email protected] FYI

    Peace man,


  • Very nice processing. Pleasing photograph.

  • Richard

    Dang.. wish I could have been there. That looks like serious fun. I’m a recent convert to HDR and I missed the San Clemente Pier walk. Trey.. I do hope you’ll get out near L.A. again sometime.

  • I remember back in 1986 my first visit to Muir Woods. And I bet today most of the same trees I viewed are the same ones you are viewing. They were tall then and I am sure tens of feet taller now. One awesome photo…A great way to tickle the memory buds.

  • Actually, the Endor scenes were filmed a little further north . . . but this location is special for another reason — it is where the United Nations Charter was signed.

    Love your pics, Trey. Sorry I missed the Stanford photo walk, been kicking myself since.

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