For how many centuries did this giant stand? How long ago did it fall? For how many more years will its remains bridge this tiny stream? I ponder these questions of deep time and mortality as I pause for a moment to enjoy the beauty of this forest scene.
Date: July 2, 2006
Time: 5:11 p.m. PDT
Location: Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, California
Camera: Kodak Z650 Zoom Digital
ISO setting: 80
Focal length: 6 mm
Exposure time: 1/40 second