September 2011: While peering out through the ruins of this ancient Redwood tree one can see the beautiful redwoods of the Big Basin Redwood State Park in Boulder Creek, California. These amazing trees can live to be 2000 years old and after they die, provide nutrients for other plants in the forest.
This was a magical setting for me so I wanted to create a surreal photo. To do this I used Nik software's HDR program and combined 5 photos. By doing this I was able to keep detail in the inner trunk of the tree as well as the outer redwood trees.