Comment, Like, & Favorite
Percolating Sunrise - Thornewood Open Space At Dawn
Photograph - Photograph
Thornewood Open Space is a hidden gem located between (new) La Honda Road and Old La Honda Road, nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, just outside of Palo Alto. It's a small park, but strikingly beautiful in the right weather. Unlike most Redwood forests in the area, Thornewood is on the east side of the mountains, so does not get as much fog. This means that it dries quickly, so is best visited during or right after a rainfall, when the moss and mist turn the landscape into a lush primeval rain forest. This photograph was taken the morning after the area's first serious rain. When I first rounded the bend, this scene looked completely different, with no beautiful rays. I paused to briefly take in the scene, and began photographing something in the opposite direction of this tree. Then I felt the light change behind me, and turned to see these amazing crepuscular rays piercing through the mist and branches. It lasted like this for only five or so seconds, and I was lucky to capture it in time.
November 24th, 2011
Viewed 581 Times - Last Visitor from Sunnyvale, CA on 07/20/2014 at 10:05 AM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
thornewood framed prints, thornewood open space framed prints, thornewood osp framed prints, forest framed prints, tree framed prints, trees framed prints, trail framed prints, hiking framed prints, hike framed prints, path framed prints, california framed prints, rain framed prints, rain forest framed prints, rainforest framed prints, sun framed prints, rays framed prints, sunlight framed prints, beams framed prints, redwood framed prints, redwood trees framed prints, fairy tale framed prints, fairytale framed prints, dreamy framed prints, blurry framed prints, moss framed prints, thornewood greeting cards, thornewood open space greeting cards, thornewood osp greeting cards, forest greeting cards, tree greeting cards, trees greeting cards, trail greeting cards, hiking greeting cards, hike greeting cards, path greeting cards, california greeting cards, rain greeting cards, rain forest greeting cards, rainforest greeting cards, sun greeting cards, rays greeting cards, sunlight greeting cards, beams greeting cards, redwood greeting cards, redwood trees greeting cards, fairy tale greeting cards, fairytale greeting cards, dreamy greeting cards, blurry greeting cards, moss greeting cards, thornewood prints, thornewood open space prints, thornewood osp prints, forest prints, tree prints, trees prints, trail prints, hiking prints, hike prints, path prints, california prints, rain prints, rain forest prints, rainforest prints, sun prints, rays prints, sunlight prints, beams prints, redwood prints, redwood trees prints, fairy tale prints, fairytale prints, dreamy prints, blurry prints, moss prints, thornewood posters, thornewood open space posters, thornewood osp posters, forest posters, tree posters, trees posters, trail posters, hiking posters, hike posters, path posters, california posters, rain posters, rain forest posters, rainforest posters, sun posters, rays posters, sunlight posters, beams posters, redwood posters, redwood trees posters, fairy tale posters, fairytale posters, dreamy posters, blurry posters, moss posters