Saturday, October 09, 2021

Redwoods at Butano

Among the attractions at California's Butano State Park are groves of towering coastal redwoods. I didn't have much time to do long hikes during the weekend we were there, so I didn't see a lot of the park beyond the campground. But it was in the middle of one of those groves, and I thought it was beautiful.

Ben Ries campground, Butano State Park, California, USA. August 2002.

I took these photos with one of Ken's earlier digital cameras, a Kodak DC4800. I was still taking color slides at that point and was just beginning to learn about digital photography. The technology has come a long way since then, but Ken still talks about some of those early cameras and how good the pictures are. I stopped taking slides not long after this trip and used Ken's cameras for a while until I got my first digital in 2006.


  1. The redwoods are so magnificent. I used to love tramping through Muir Woods whenever I had the chance.

  2. Until recently, I didn’t know there were three varieties of Sequoias, two in the US and one in China. I thought Redwood was just the same as Wellingtonia. The one we had in our yard in Paris was probably a Redwood because it was really slender.

    1. The Chinese sequoia is known as Dawn Redwood.

  3. One of the most beautiful sights in California.

  4. I remember taking a picture of you and the Jeep in 1994, I believe, with the Apple’s QuickTake digital camera. That was the dawn of digital photography. With my next digital camera, a Kodak DC40 or 50, I took a photo in Paris that I dubbed digital daguerreotype! Now digital cameras are almost perfection!

  5. I love the smell of a redwood forest. It has been a long time. I hope when I can go again, there will be some left.

  6. I went through a redwood forest. It was very impressive!


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