Cathedral Grove is an old growth forest on vancouver Island, near Parksville on Highway 4. It rests on Cameron Lake and includes the estuary of the Cameron River. The big trees include Douglas Fir, Bigleaf Maple, and Cedar. Some of the tree trunks are 3 feet in diameter.
As a tree ages, fungi and insects make homes in the lower parts, effectively the tree's living parts are limited to the upper parts (branches and leaves), and its core which carries nutrition between roots and leaves.
I love going there during or after a rainfall to capture the colours and lines of the trees.
Here, the saturated greens are mottled against the dark straight lines of the tree trunks, and countered by the red rotted mulch in the foreground.
These are natural colours, not something I cooked up in Photoshop. I simply used a low ISO to increase colour depth.
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adamexcell (31) 2007-06-27 16:28
I think this is an amazing photo. I love how you captured all the deep green colours, and the red rotting mulch. I also like how the whole photo is filled with the forest, and every part of it is soo different. You can really tell it's an old growth forest!
PJE (20758) 2007-06-27 20:47
Hell John. Thanks for sharing from Cathedral Grove. Excellent work! I was there last fall when it was raining.. still a nice walk through the huge timbers. I notice you could have used a tripod here. Thanks for sharing!