On the Dukes Creek Falls path you wind your way down the mountain until you reach the creek. There the old roadbed goes across the creek in a ford, and you see the other side of the road emerging from the water. There is a wide, flat part of the creek here, one that a lot of sun reaches. It's the second painting from this very spot that I have done, the first one being Dukes Ford. This time I am focusing on the light in the woods across the creek, with very little water in the view at all. There is just something about a clearing in the woods, when a shaft of light penetrates the canopy and puts a place in a spotlight that I just never can pass without taking a look at.