During the past eight years I have made four photo outings, at various times of the year, to the nearby jewel of the Oregon State Park system: Silver Falls
— October 2006, July 2008, May 2009, and most recently, June 2012.
At 9,000 acres and with more than 25 miles of hiking trails, there are numerous different areas where one can walk. But the starring attraction is the nine-mile Trail of Ten Falls,
which, as the same indicates, passes by all ten of the major waterfalls in the Park.
A piece of photography advice that I've heard many times is that you should visit the same location over and over, experiencing it during different weather, times of day, and seasons. This approach will help develop your artistic eye, and force you to look beyond the surface to the deeper qualities of the place.
So after taking pictures at Silver Falls on four different outings, I've ended up with three separate albums of photos, which can make it hard to get the big picture (sorry!). Therefore, I've made this special album which collects all of the photos from all of the Silver Falls albums, and presents them a single, complete, conglomerate "super-album."
You can read about my June 2012 outing to Silver Falls, which caused a major change in my photograhy, in the article Silver Falls Summer Solstice.
For further details about the stories behind the photos in this album, see the related articles: