Incredible work, as always. I agree with a previous comment about the few leaves on the left border of the second shot; I'd be tempted to gray them out a little. The third one reminds me of 'Cathedral Grove' a place in the middle of Vancouver Island with 300-800 year old douglas fir trees...
Thanks Mike. Visiting Canada once more is definitely high on my list of places to visit in the coming years... I have kept amazing memories of my Icefield Parkway trip a few years back and would definitely like to spend time in BC as well.
As far as Yakushima goes, some of the older cedar trees are really old, around 2000 to 3000 years according to scientists. Unfortunately, most of the real big/old ones were cut down during the 19th/20th century... Unfoetunately, the quality of the wood of those trees is amazing. Very hard, water resistant and light at the same time.
Those that remain are very impressive sights. I didn't spend too much time trying to photogrpah them as they are a bit of a postcard topic, but they remain nonetheless very impressive to watch!