Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

June 08, 2016

Big Basin Redwoods SP, Coastal Redwood

Photographer: Cindy Todd
Summary Authors: Cindy Todd; Jim Foster
BarkbarkThis photo was snapped at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California. Coastal Redwoods (a species of Sequoia) are the tallest trees in the world -- up to 379 ft (116 m) tall. A few specimens in the park have a circumference greater than 50 ft (15 m) and might, in fact, pre-date the Roman Empire. The moisture source of these magnificent trees is both the cyclonic storms of late fall and winter that often come ashore along the central California coast and the foggy climate of the Santa Cruz Mountains that results in a persistent fog drip. Note that their bark resembles strands of hair -- see photo at left. Photo taken on May 17, 2016.
Photo Details: Top - Camera: Canon PowerShot SX160 IS; Focal Length: 5mm; Aperture: ƒ/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.020 s (1/50); ISO equiv: 200; Software: Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery 15.4.3538.513. Insert - Same except: Aperture: ƒ/3.5; Exposure Time: 0.050 s (1/20); ISO equiv: 800.