I added a new photo to the Placer County portfolio today. The photo, Manzanita in Thicket, Study 2, was taken last year on the Foresthill Divide Trail, east of Auburn, CA. The beautiful, but heavily forested area, offers significant challenges to the photographer due to the extremely tight quarters and busy compositional elements. The dense forest forces the photographer to slow down and pick out small vignettes from among the overwhelmingly complex scenes. It's an interesting process that can be quite rewarding when the final image is successful.