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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”.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2013 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture frozen in time.

  • Thank you so much, Julie!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Superb work, Gene!

  • Thanks a bunch, John!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • This honor is deeply appreciated, Pop’s! Thank you so much for Featuring this photo in “The World As We See It…”!

    Most gratefully.

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented
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  • Thank you very kindly, Bonita!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    But on a day like today, it thinks better of it…. This is a perfect shot, not only for it beautiful wintry starkness, but also as a foil to the current too-hot-too-soon weather! Great work, Gene.

  • Yes, our forecast says we could get near 90 degrees today. I’m so glad my winter shot offers a little relief. Thank you very kindly, Sheila!

    Wonderful wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture, Gene

  • Thank you very kindly, Lucinda!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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    NatureGreeting...over 1 year ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • Thanks a bunch, Carolyn!

    Warmest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Wow, awesome waterfall capture! Brrrrr!

  • Thank you very much, Angie! It finally got warm enough here in PA to justify a new “brrrr” image. LOL

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CarlaSophia
    CarlaSophiaover 1 year ago

    beautiful

  • Thank you so much, Carla!

    Warmest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations Black & White Photo Of The Week!
    Editors Weekly Choice Ending May 26th, 2013
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • I am thrilled that you have chosen this shot as B&W Photo of the Week, Evita! Thank you very, very much for this extremely kind honor!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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