Walking among giants

by | Apr 12, 2019 | Miner's Pic, Spring 2019 | 0 comments

In January 2018, Nathan Anderson ’15 visited family in the San Francisco Bay area, expecting to spend some time with loved ones and take in the sights of the city and surrounding areas. He wasn’t expecting, however, to run into giants.

While hiking through Redwood Regional Park, just east of Oakland, Anderson was blown away by the silent sentinels along the trail. Ancient coast redwood trees towered skyward to form an impressive canopy, captivating Anderson’s attention, and he knew he had to pull out his camera.

“I had never seen one before,” he said. “Walking so close to them and seeing their sheer height was incredible.”

Anderson aimed his lens up into the canopy and snapped away, not wanting to forget the immensity of the trees and his experience of seeing them for the first time.

“I was lucky that day with the lighting and time of year, which allowed for bright, beautiful colors,” Anderson said. “I have a thing for red, green and blue colors, as well as wickedly tall things.”