The second area I visited in Oregon was Silver Falls State Park. There is a seven-mile loop trail called the “Trail of Ten Falls.” These waterfalls are spectacular with several that you can walk behind with the water pouring over the cliff edge above. I learned that this area is considered a rain forest, getting about 80 inches of rain per year. Compare that to San Diego, where we get 8 inches of rain in a good year.
The challenge of shooting these waterfalls was getting down to the base, which usually required going off trail. There were plenty of signs to stay on the trail and this limited my ability to create compositions that might be different than what has already been done.
I thoroughly enjoyed this scene and chose to shoot it on two occasions. I found it along the Trail of Ten Falls.
It was quite exciting to walk behind the waterfalls and feel their power from within. The waterfalls below all had a trail leading behind them to the other side.
To see the complete collection of photos from Waterfalls of Oregon from this post and the previous one, click here.