Mount Tam & Muir Woods Hike

  Some of you may have seen Betty’s post on her Muir Woods Adventure, but I wanted to share my take on it and the photography challenge I took on. I set out with my Nikon D700 and 85mm f/1.8 to this hike to limit my zoom and focus on smaller details on the hike. But first the hike… It was supposed to be a nice 4.7mi hike that ended up being a 8.1mi hike due to a unforeseen path closure. Luckily, the route was mostly shaded and downhill until the very end.

mt tam

mt tam elevation

  Now onto the pictures. It was difficult at first adjusting to the long focal length in such an enclosed place, but it really helped me focus down on the details and little things that I could simply pass up. Just enjoy the photos below!


She’s got skills w/the camera too!DSC_0778












Ok, I cheated with a 17-35mm f/2.8 on this shot of the Muir Beach Overlook

One Comment Add yours

  1. mdvaden says:

    Recently, I’ve been pulling out my 85mm a lot in the redwoods. Canon 85mm 1.2 …. for tree, stumps, and I particularly enjoy portraits of full length photos of people I meet in the parks. I typically “hang” up in Humboldt, Prairie Creek and Jedediah Smith Redwoods.

    M. D. Vaden / Redwood Explorer

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