I have seen these Pacific Madrone trees before, spectacularly in fact, after a rainstorm. You don’t forget seeing a forest of glistening red and light green smooth bark easily.
This time we were doing a short hike and the pattern was we would see a sad little “Charlie Brown” pine tree followed by an amazing Madrone, either with swirls on the bark or peeking bark patterns or peeking bark with the pistachio green color underneath. We also realized that the green underneath is lighter and brighter when newly exposed.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 90mm, f/4.5, 0.8 sec
Volcano (CA), Peeling Bark, Pacific Madrone, Shallow DOF. Chaw’se, Volcano, CA. November 16, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.