Fallen Colossus


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
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 1/40 second

Revised: Ausust 27, 2006
Copyright © 2006 Joe Orman
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