The warm, radiant rays of the evening sun burst through the tall trees in this verdant forest along the trail to one of the many gorgeous waterfalls deep in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River itself lies in the valley just through those trees.
This is a photograph from last spring's trip to the Pacific Northwest that I'd initially overlooked but finally got around to processing recently when I saw its potential while going through my photo library. I'm really glad I found it again! The atmosphere in that place was incredible.