This image was captured near the end of a six-week long trip where my primarily focus was to photograph desert wildflowers. My 4x5 camera had fallen off the tripod a few days earlier and if it weren't for the ingenuity of a good friend and some duct tape, my trip would have abruptly ended earlier. It was raining frequently this early April day, so I set the camera up on the tripod and used my gore- tex parka to shield the rain. I really liked the fresh spring leaves of maple and alder beneath the redwood grove, but I was only able to expose three sheets of film in a couple of hours. After the third sheet the rain started really pouring and made any more images impossible. A short telephoto lens (360mm) was used to compress perspective and isolate a portion of the scene.
HUMBOLDT REDWOOD STATE PARK, CALIFORNIA
Toyo 45 AII camera with Nikon T 360/8 ED
on Fuji Velvia 50 film - 4 sec at f/22