I've Seen similar shots of the redwoods without people. I have wanted to include people and I finally got a chance when I was at Muir Woods with my family and my daughters friend. Although it is not flattering to the subject (it makes the trunk of the body look large and the head look small due to the distortion) but I think it is an interesting shot.
In the shot above my daughter Emily and my son Jacob had to lean forward so I could see my sons face. So they look taller than my daughters friend Erin who stood up strait in the shot below.
I didn't know my wife took a shot of me. But here is what it took to get the images above. You can see how my daughter and son had to lean so my son would be visable.