The Story Behind the Shot // Days Like These
In September 2018 we went on a trip to the USA. We'd spent some time on the East Coast in New York and DC before flying to Vegas, picking up a car and putting in some serious miles. We drove out to the Grand Canyon and back, on through Death Valley before spending a couple of days visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Home of the largest trees in the world (and bears) and honestly such a beautiful place!
Shoot Days // 05-06.10.18
The day we arrived was really moody with mist all through the trees, shrouding the canopy and creating an amazing atmosphere to the place. We walked many of the grove trails hopping in and out the car to zig zag further up the Generals Highway through Sequoia National Park, climbing higher and higher in elevation. Giant sequoias only grow on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, between 4,000 and 8,000 feet up! I spent hours shooting images while Mr Gray shot film. It was a brilliant day and we finally stopped at Grant Grove Village to spend the night in a log cabin.
By the second morning, the mist had cleared and sun was streaming through the trees. We headed for a drive out to Kings Canyon and Cedar Grove to explore the canyons and the high roads.
Evening brought a sunset thousands of feet high above the tree line on the road back down at Sequoia National Park where I shot this title image for the Days Like These collection.
Explore the Series
I've created a series of posts with the story behind some of the shots that have gone on to become designs. You can read them all here.