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The air is filled with the call of the woodpecker as the light drifts down thru the trees. The sun at about 11o’clock in the sky and the forest is coming alive with the sound of creatures looking for a little bit of lunch! The light falls on a touch of red and yellow as Lady Autumn paints her way into the forest.
Image taken in the Mill Creek Area, off of highway 62 in Prospect, Oregon.
“Mill Creek Falls is the centerpiece behind the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area developed by Boise Cascade just outside of the small town of Prospect. The falls hurtle 173 feet into the Rogue River Gorge in an explosive manor, luring eagerly approaching visitors like a siren in the distance. Though Mill Creek does exhibit somewhat of a seasonal fluctuation of flow, the falls don’t change their appearance much at all, making this a good destination any time of the year.
Mill Creek Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway’s crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 1 1/2 miles to the marked trailhead. The falls are seen after hiking slightly less than half a mile down the trail. The trail system does appear somewhat confusing, so follow what appears to be an old road if in doubt and listen for the sound of the falls.”
The town of Prospect was settled in 1882, so it is likely the falls were discovered around then, but it is not known by whom or when exactly. Early photographs of the falls were commonly taken from the bottom of the Rogue River canyon. Info from here

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forest, light rays, dramatic, nature, spiritual, diane schuster, oregon, southern, woods, mill creek, autumn, fall, seasons, scenery, relaxing, comforting, prospect, southern oregon

I’m a 65 year old retired grandmother that loves photography. I love being out in nature and love lots of color, so Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Forests and forest light, waterfalls, flowers and insects are also some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

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Comments

  • dpennyor
    dpennyorover 5 years ago

    awesome shot, so beautiful and lovely lighting

  • Thanks Dennis, glad that you liked it, the lighting was really neat in the woods this day!

    – Diane Schuster

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 5 years ago

    very beautiful DD ~~!!

  • Thanks JK!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Katagram
    Katagramover 5 years ago

    fantastic shot and perfect title..almost Mystical ! !

  • Thanks Katagram, it felt mystical, glad that you like the photo and the title!

    – Diane Schuster

  • dpennyor
    dpennyorover 5 years ago

    I love walking in the woods and finding light coming through like this. love just walking through the woods period… such a great capture of it!!

  • Thanks Dennis, I love the woods and feel better there than anywhere else! Thanks for your comments!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    oh wow this remimds me of a painting i did called ’ woods! superb capture! ; ) adding this to my favs

  • Hi and welcome to my world, Annette. Your painting must be beautiful! Thanks for adding this to your favorites! Thanks for your wonderful comments!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Katagram
    Katagramover 5 years ago

    dang..did I fav it? I really wanted to fav it..oh dang it, I think I didn’t fav it, but I am fav ing it now LOL

  • Katagram you are so funny! Thanks so much for favoriting this, I sure appreciate it!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Lisa Taylor
    Lisa Taylorover 5 years ago

    You are the tops at lighting my friend!! This is stunning!!!!

  • Thanks again Lisa, boy, what a great compliment! Thanks so much and thanks for favoriting this!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Katagram
    Katagramover 5 years ago

    whew..thought I forgot again LOL

  • Now Katagram, you can favorite this as many times as you like, it’s ok with me!!! (:-)))

    – Diane Schuster

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 5 years ago

    I love forests and I love these shots!

  • Thanks alot smallfox for coming by, I love forest too! Most of my pictures come out of the woods in some way!

    – Diane Schuster

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