With all of the rain we’ve been having lately, I am starting to feel a bit cooped up. My drone has been grounded for a week now as a result of the constant storms rolling through the Bay Area, and my planned trip to Yosemite was delayed because it’s supposed to be raining up there too. Instead of staying inside all day, I decided to go explore one of the many regional parks in the Bay Area. After searching online for a little while, I decided on Roberts Regional Park in the Oakland hills because I figured that the clouds would back up against the hills, creating a dense fog. Typically, dense fog is not a good recipe for landscape photography, but when it involves a grove of Redwood Trees, the opposite is true. Fog helps to de-clutter the busyness of the forest. It also increases the saturation of the colors, making a richer photo.
I arrived at my destination to find ideal conditions. While it wasn’t raining hard, the trees substituted by shedding large droplets of water on me as I composed various images. I spent about an hour exploring a few groves, and came away thoroughly soaked, but enjoyed every minute of it.