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What a wonderful place to get my head back on straight. This is Rose Valley Lake in north central Pennsylvania, USA, not far from the town of Trout Run. This photo was taken during a light rain, at the peak of fall’s natural color display.

The photograph was taken on November 4th, 2007 from the bridge on Lake Road, at the northern end of the lake. This spot is about 100 yards from the North Boat Launch area.

This scene was captured at sunset with a Canon EOS 10D with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L telephoto zoom lens @ 200mm. The shutter speed was 1/20th sec at f/13. The camera’s ISO was set to 400. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a remote shutter release.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 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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  • athex
    athexalmost 6 years ago

    Does your head need to be straight? Nice image

  • Occasionally, it does. Thanks for the compliment.


    – Gene Walls

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful! clear crisp!

  • Thank you very much.


    – Gene Walls

  • clizzio
    clizzioalmost 6 years ago

    Instant favorite! Exceptional colors.

  • Thank you!


    – Gene Walls

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoalmost 6 years ago

    easy to see how that works!! Great image, colors, calm, reflections, an sense of Fall.

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Phil!

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Gene Walls

  • Terry2step
    Terry2stepalmost 6 years ago

    I am just mersermized by the tranquility and beauty of Rose Valley Lake at the moment of your gorgeous shot. It prompts me to write this simple piece:


    Walk in the crisp air,
    hear the voice of the gentle ripple,
    the leaves fall upon themselves,
    no babble of people.

    — LynnA

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful verse! You have expressed the exact feeling that I was experiencing as this shot was taken!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonover 5 years ago

    Stunning image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much, Pamela!


    – Gene Walls

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 5 years ago

    Just fantastic! Wonderful autumn colors and reflections!

  • Thank you so much! I am very pleased that you like it!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyover 5 years ago

    The colours blend in the water so beautifully.

  • Thank you very kindly, Marilyn!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

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