One of my favorite places on earth is Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park on California’s north coast. After renting a Fuji 617 panorama film camera (before purchasing a used one), I made a fall road trip up to the redwood forests to try it out. After a day or two of searching for the right spot to try and capture the essence of old-growth redwoods, I found this stand along a trail. It seemed to have it all-huge redwoods, snags and fallen trees, epiphytic mosses, a lush understory of sword fern, and the powerful feeling of a healthy, functioning ecosystem. And fortunately, it was overcast and calm for this 8-second exposure.