R. B. Ricketts Waterall in Ricketts Glen State Park was turning to ice, on the last day of 2012.
The image was captured on New Years Eve, with a Canon 5D DSLR camera. It was shot through a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L professional lens. The focal length was set to 48mm @ f/13. The shutter speed was 1/6th of a second. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable and hot shoe mounted bubble level were also used.
The image was converted to B&W using the “Channels Mixer” tool in Photoshop CS2.
Ricketts Glen is located near the small rural village of Red Rock, PA, at the junction of Pennsylvania State Routes 118 and 487. The park is about midway between Williamsport and Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, in the north eastern region of the USA. The R. B. Ricketts waterfall can be seen along the Glen Leigh Trail, between the B. Reynolds and Ozone falls.
WARNING: Ricketts Glen waterfall trails are extremely dangerous in the winter months! They are closed to the public from late November unit spring. Winter hiking is only permitted if you are a well-equipped hiker with previous icy condition hiking or climbing experience. Each climber must register and sign in before entering the trails and must also sign out after the hike. Crampons, Ice axes and climbing ropes are absolutely required. This is NOT just a “walk in the park”.
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