Most people who view a mature forest full of big beautiful trees would mistakenly call it an old growth forest. To be an old growth forest, some of the big beautiful trees need to start falling down due to natural causes. The fallen trees can block streams creating valuable habitat for fish and other animals, and the decomposing tree offers the forest other benefits. This is why old growth forest is so important.
I read up on this a few years ago while visiting the redwoods and was determined to photograph an example of an old growth forest. While out hiking one day I found this scene which I thought did just that. I knew this wouldn’t be a calendar or travel image, but we work with a number of text book companies and I thought they could use it. So what does this have to do with Popular Photography?Read More