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Seneca Falls in Summer Shade by Gene Walls

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Sometimes God smiles and grants a prayer for a humble photographer. On this perfect August afternoon, the winds had gone totally still and the light was absolutely perfect for waterfall photography. A group of young hikers almost walked directly into this shot, but they noticed the camera and waited for this 20 second exposure to finish before they continued on their way.

The very thick canopy of trees restricts the amount of sunlight that can find its way to the forest floor in this section of the gorge. The natural light that is available here allows very long exposures, when the air is very calm. On this day, all the right elements came together at the right time.

You are viewing Seneca Falls. This image was captured from the very narrow ledge on the Ganoga Glen Falls Trail. This hiking path leads to the large Ganoga Waterfall, which is slightly visible in the background.

Please click on the image to see the Larger View.

Ricketts Glen is a large State Park, located in the north eastern region of Pennsylvania, USA. The nearest community to the park is Red Rock, situated at the junction state routes RT-118 and RT-487.

This photo was taken on August 15th, 2013 with a Canon EOS 5D DSLR body, fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens. The lens was set to its 35mm focal length. The camera’s shutter speed was a full 20 seconds at f/16, ISO 100.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2013 Gene Walls

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. This artwork may not be reproduced or altered by any process without the express written permission of the artist. This includes my image and the 100% original text that describes the work. A copyright watermark is embedded within the image to guarantee successful prosecution, in the event of any violation.

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falls, waterfall, whitewater, water, rapids, creek, ganoga glen, ricketts glen, state park, kitchen creek, trail, summer, landscape, stream, stone, rock, trees, green, nature

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

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful image, Gene!

  • Thanks a lot, John! I had a great hike through Ricketts Glen on Friday. The conditions were perfect.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!! God is good!! :o)

  • Thank you very kindly, Lorilee!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

    gorgeous scenery.
    my best, francis.

  • Thanks a lot, Francis!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thank you very much, Derek!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 1 year ago


    Super fantastic work!!
    Deb, your host
    August 18, 2013

  • Thank you most kindly for your very kind comment and this wonderful honor, Deb! I deeply appreciate seeing this photo Featured in “Peace, Love & Tranquility”!

    Very gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you for Featuring this image in “The World As We See It…”, Pop’s! I deeply appreciate this important honor!

    Very gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 1 year ago

    8-19-13

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful honor, Pat! I’m thrilled to see this photo Featured in “High Quality Images”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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  • Thank you very much, Bonita!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    August 21, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • This fantastic honor is greatly appreciated, Teresa! Thank you very, very much for Featuring this work in the 100% group!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you very, very much for this extremely kind honor, Andrew! I am thrilled to see this shot Featured in “Favorite Places…”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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