Cascades across the road

North Umpqua River basin is probably a photographers heaven with so much of varied terrain. Returning from Crater Lake, we drove via US-138 Umpqua Hwy based on a friend’s suggestion. Glad we did. This routes is home to handful of waterfalls and Watson falls is probably the best. If you had been there or seen Watson falls you will immediately realize that this shot is not that of Watson falls. Apart from the main waterfalls falling at ~290 feet, a small cascade just below the footbridge below the falls provides some great macro possibilities. I could probably spend a whole day out here. The falls can be accessed with the short hike (~0.6 miles round trip). Once you park the car, you need to cross the road to get to the trail start. As you return back branch out halfway thru at the junction so as to form a loop. Just before you join the main road, look out for this place – where the run out water forms a small beautiful cascade. It is easy to miss after having all the fun at the falls itself, but it is well worth the stop. This is why I love Oregon, there are surprises and secrets in every nook and corner :)

The varied light did pose a challenge, but after couple of tries was able to capture it to my satisfaction. It was such a serene place. If ur lucky you might end up having the place all for yourself, with no one around. I really liked the play of light thru the trees, what do you think ?!

Cascade @ Watson Falls Runoff
North Umpqua River basin, Oregon, USA

16 Responses to “Cascades across the road”

  1. Why don’t my photos ever look like that? That really is an awesome image – good work.

  2. Mind blowing Sathya.. The best photo I ever seen so far. Treat to eyes!!!!

  3. It looks so beautiful ! I was hoping it would be somewhere closer to home. But oh well!

    • Hey Mya, Appreciate u stopping by. Isn’t Oregon beautiful !!!
      I feel it is all relative, when I know I might not have access to a location after certain time, even a 2 hrs drive becomes short :)

  4. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Check back to my page for rules at http://iphonephotog.wordpress.com/

  5. Incredible waterfall photos you have taken!

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