Myles Nickolich Photography Blog

Mariposa Grove Burned, Yosemite National Park

Amid the giant sequoias are thousands of burned trees, many of which are skeletons standing defiantly in the wake of the blaze.  The sequoias, which are largely fire-proof due to their thick bark, often have black scars along their bases.  

I’ve included a color and black and white photo of this vertical panoramic shot.  The Black and White shows a sort of night-like quality.  

Remembering Normandy on Veteran’s Day

On Veteran’s Day I want to share some views from Normandy.  The first is a look at the American Cemetery at Normandy near Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the infamous D Day landing on June 6, 1945.  This focuses on one of the thousands of headstones this this expansive cemetery sitting on a cliff just above one of the beaches.  

Second is a view of what I have called “Gun Fields.”  This is a field that saw some intense fighting and shelling on the days surrounding the landing.  Serving as one of the primary German gun battery sites, this are was pummeled by naval ships and overrun by British and Canadian troops during the landing.  It seems so unreal in these fields of grain.  Remembering those that lost their lives.