The third in my series “The Soul Of The Forest”
I think that forests and forest creatures have their own protective spirits. Have you ever leaned against a large tree trunk and felt the spirit of the tree? Most people feel peaceful, when in a forest, not only is that due to all of the extra oxygen given off by the trees, but it is also due to the friendliness of the spirits within that live there. This image reflects the light of the one true spirit, the God that is in all of creation, may his love shower down upon us all!

Image take at Union Creek, Oregon

First time I’ve ever been able to photograph such beautiful light rays! What an experience!

Featured + Mountains and Mountain Light on 1/8/09
Featured on the +Home Page
on 1/22/09
Featured in Forests on 1/25/09
Featured In Your Magic Place on 2/4/09
Placed in the top ten in the challenge, Rays of Light in the group In Another World
Featured in Your Magic Place 4/2/09
Featured in First Things 4/15/09
Placed in the top ten of the Misty Magic Shots In The Fog challenge 5/10/09
Featured in Sun Rays 7/26/09
Placed in the top ten in the “What Are You Drawn To” challenge in the group Live and Let Live 9/16/09
Challenge Win Sunrays and Mist challenge in Shots In The Fog 1/5/10
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Featured #1 Artists Of RedBubble 3/2/10
Top Ten in a Oregon Art challenge in All Oregon USA 4/18/10
Featured in Sun Rays 8/10/10
Featured in Absolute Clarity 9/23/10


This image received the Blue Heart Award for receiving over 150 favorites. What an honor!


This image received the Silver Heart Award for receiving 200 favorites!

4/6/11-Added to the Gallery Of Outstanding Images in the group Glitter, Sparkle & Shine

4/6/11-Featured in the group Yellow Two (No Flowers)
4/27/11-Challenge Win in the The Shine of Light amongst the Trees challenge in the group Glitter, Sparkle & Shine also Featured Artist
6/29/11-Featured in the group Scenery
1/7/12-Top Ten Placement in the 12 Features Challenge in the group Featured For A Challenge
1/8/12-Featured in the group Featured For A Challenge
3/3/12-Featured in the group Fun Artsy Friends
6/9/12-Top Ten Placement in the challenge Sun Rays in the group Absolute Clarity
10/20/12-Featured in the group A Place Called Home
10/24/12-Featured in the group Atmospheric Land And Seascapes
10/25/12-Featured in the group West Coast States, USA
1/16/13-Featured in the group Natures Paint Brush
1/18/13-Featured in the group BassenThorpe Gallery
1/19/13-Featured in the group America The Beautiful
1/20/13-Featured in the group A Place to Call Home
1/20/13-Featured in the group Cards Best Of Your Best
1/20/13-Featured in the group Artistry
5/3/14-Placed in the top ten in the challenge Landscape with Light and Shadow for Avatar in the group Landscape Photography


I’m a 66 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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  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 6 years ago

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 6 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous filtered sun. Perfect!

  • Thanks for coming by, lenzart and thanks for your comment and fav!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenabout 6 years ago

    Another real beauty!

  • Thank you Randall!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Randall, thanks for the watch!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Steve Cozart
    Steve Cozartabout 6 years ago

    Completely the epitome of the genre! Beautiful indeed!

  • Thank you Steve for checking out my work, thanks for the wonderful comment and the watch!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Miriam Shilling
    Miriam Shillingabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you Miriam!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 6 years ago

    How beautiful!!

  • Thanks again, Lori!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Michael Walters
    Michael Waltersabout 6 years ago

    Oh wow!!! really WOW! i love this shot, so so beautiful!

  • Thanks Michael for knocking off my socks with your comment! Glad that you liked it so well and thanks for adding it to your favorites!

    – Diane Schuster

  • nikki024
    nikki024about 6 years ago


  • Thanks nikki for your great comment!

    – Diane Schuster

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanabout 6 years ago

    A classic shot dolphindancer superbly crafted :-)

  • Thank you Tom!

    – Diane Schuster

  • mollymum
    mollymumabout 6 years ago

    love the light, beautiful :)

  • Thanks for coming by, Colleen and thanks for your comment!

    – Diane Schuster

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