Paint the Ground Red by Tula Top

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Unnamed Creek · Clackamas River Trail · Mt. Hood National Forest · Estacada · Oregon · USA

  • Canon 5DII · 16-35mm f/2.8L II · CPL
  • 16mm · f/16 · 13s · ISO 100
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A late-November hike reminded me more of the Christmas season as a scarlet carpet of spent big-leaf maple leaves, interrupted by verdant islands of moss-covered roots and rocks and a silken staircase, greeted us on the way to Pup Creek Falls.

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  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 2 years ago

    You Americans have such an advantage with your brightly coloured autumn leaves which arrange themselves so artfully around beautiful waterfalls!

  • Ha! Folks in the NE and SE US seem to have better luck with the fall colors (especially reds and oranges)…I have to wait till they actually fall off the trees before they color up! ;) Thanks, Bette. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely light, Tula :)

  • Thanks, Mieke! Nice overcast skies and a manageable drizzle made for good shooting conditions. :)

    – Tula Top

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks so much, Ann. :)

    – Tula Top

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 2 years ago

    Again Tula ~ perfect perfection…!!!!!

  • Haha, thankful thanks, Sharon! ;)

    – Tula Top

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 2 years ago

    WoW !..such a beautiful shot Tula – Love it xx

  • So glad you like it, Gail! We were on the return trip to the trailhead and I almost thought about just walking on past, but I liked the look of the tiered cascade and foliage here.

    – Tula Top

  • vilaro Images
    vilaro Imagesalmost 2 years ago

    Great colours in those leaves Tula. Lovely little waterfall too mate.

  • Much appreciated, my friend…I missed out on most of the fall hiking this year, so was fortunate to find such great color in the leaf litter this late in the season.

    – Tula Top

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 2 years ago

    Ah Tula this is irresistible!

  • Thanks, Georgie! Made my day. ;)

    – Tula Top

  • julie08
    julie08almost 2 years ago

    Like a fairytail – fantastic work :)

  • Thank you so much, Jullie!

    – Tula Top

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 2 years ago

    What a mystical,dreamy scene Tula!!! Gorgeous! *-)

  • Thanks, my friend! I had a fun time exploring all the angles and colors here. :)

    – Tula Top

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – Tula Top

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