Sunday, June 24, 2007

 

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park [anaglyph]

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ATTENTION 3-D purists:

You may opt to view glasses-free CROSS/CONVERGENT-viewing pairs presented in the previous post. Cross/convergent-viewing stereo pair versions are true color. While ANAGLYPH versions of stereo views seen via red/cyan glasses are often ideal and relatively easy for those individuals new to stereo images online or in print, stereo pair
s viewed by the naked eye employing the cross-convergent viewing technique---as explained at the head of the previous post
---is a visually superior method.

Additionally, glasses-free autostereoscopic screens, electronic shutter glasses technologies, and binocular styled books featuring stereo pairs on the page viewed with the aid of built-in binocular enlarging lenses provide excellent viewing in full-color. However, for the purposes of this blog, and to please the majority of visitors to this blog, for the time being, anaglyph and cross-viewing stereo pairs will be the featured formats


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[Image at top of this post]
Lupine bloom by pond, Fish Camp, south of Yosemite National Park, California.

© Abe Perlstein





Cabin and giant sequoias, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California.
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California Tunnel Tree, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. Cut in 1985 for stagecoaches. This is one of two trees tunneled in years past. The other tree, the aptly named Fallen Wawona Tunnel Tree apparently fell in a violent winter storm sometime in the late 1960's.
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Fallen Monarch, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. This upended root ball, partially seen here was gigantic, about 25-feet in diameter. One feels humbled when standing next to these behemoths.
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The Grizzley Giant, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. This tree is one of the largest in the grove and, at 2,700 years, one of the oldest living Sequoias on the planet. The huge limb on the right side of the trunk is nearly seven feet in diameter! The base was at least 25-feet across. Even stereo photos do little to make one appreciate the sheer volume of this ancient giant. Look carefully (after clicking and enlarging the pair) and see the figure in a red shirt at the bottom for a sense of scale.
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Mariposa Grove Museum, Yosemite National Park, California. Built in 1930 and restored in 1983, this cabin occupies the site where Galen Clark built a small cabin in 1861. The siting of this rustic cabin surrounded on all sides by towering and a few downed giant sequoias is possibly the most arresting image one can experience in the grove.

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Mariposa Grove Museum, Yosemite National Park, California. A somewhat different angle on the cabin than in the preceding view. Why black & white versus color? I made the B&W conversion as the early morning shaded colors in the original were on the bland side.

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Trail and fencing leading to Mariposa Grove Museum, Yosemite National Park, California.

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Ponderosa Pines, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. While these trees are smaller than their giant sequoia neighbors, they are still might large. Look carefully and you will see a figure in a red shirt at the bottom of the center tree.

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Pine cone and burned/hollowed out stump, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. The cone was about one-foot in length.

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Mature fire-scorched Ponderosa Pines, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. A park ranger explained "prescribed burns" take place from time to time in various parts of the grove to reduce unburned fuel from the forest floor and to promote growth of new sequoia saplings, the seeds of which can only germinate after fire.

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[Image below]
Trail Cut Through Downed Trees, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California. The height of the log to the left was above six feet.

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