“Hydrotherapy”, Diamond Creek Falls
Watery bliss, Willamette National Forest
As I age, I am more drawn to water. Specifically, moving water. There’s something simple, soothing and restorative about flowing water patterns. Oregon is blessed with magnificent waterfalls, making my home state, a Shanghai-La for landscape photographers. Some of our waterfalls, like Multnomah Falls are grand because of their scale while others such as Toketee Falls or Abiqua Falls are grand because of their settings, in otherworldly basalt amphitheaters. Finally, some waterfalls are grand because of their textures, magnificently textured waterfalls (my opinion only) include, Proxy Falls, Resurrection Falls, and the subject of my newest fine are photograph, Diamond Creek
Falls. This stunner has a broad, somewhat delicate fan shape, hidden in the woods beyond the more celebrated, Salt Creek Falls. Diamond Creek Falls is found on a short loop hike originating at the Salt Creek Parking lot. The spur trail requires a bit of scrambling but it’s well worth the effort. While relaxing at the base of the falls, in a spa like setting, the sounds and texture of this magical spot are quite enchanting. Thus, the title, “Hydrotherapy”. I have other prints capturing the whole form of this waterfall, but this fine art print is intended to capture the feel of the place rather than the literal appearance.
This print is best enjoyed large. by that, I mean that the details of the delicate braids of water and the wonderful therapeutic textures of aquatic beauty resonate most profoundly in a large print size.
To visit all of the images in my Oregon Waterfalls Gallery, Please visit, Oregon Waterfall Photos.