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The photo was taken on a winter hike through Ricketts Glen. It was shot with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 29mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/60th sec at f/8. The camera’s ISO was 200. A light Bilora Super-Biloret tripod was used with a Bogen head. A remote shutter release cable was also employed.

This winter view is from the “Waters Meet” point in Ricketts Glen State Park. The two branches of Kitchen Creek join together here, hence the name. It is also where the Ganoga Glen and Glen Leigh trails converge.

You are looking straight up Glen Leigh in this photo. With no foliage on the winter trees, you can clearly see the first three waterfalls along the Glen Leigh trail.

Closest to the viewer, we find unnamed falls, where the Glen Leigh branch empties directly into the main stem of Kitchen Creek. A little above that is the Wyandot waterfall, just below the footbridge that crosses the gorge. At the top of the photo is B. Reynolds falls, which was still covered in ice when this image was captured.

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Ricketts Glen is located at the junction of RT-118 and RT 487 in Fairmount Township, Pennsylvania, USA. The nearest town is Red Rock, PA, about half way between the cities of Williamsport and Wilkes Barre.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2011 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

  • Murph2010
    Murph2010almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, I really like the color throughout the frame here. It’s warm.. possibly one of the most inviting winter scenes I’ve seen.. Nice job!

  • Thanks you so much, Kevin! I really appreciate your kind assessment of the shot.

    Again, I have to give lots of credit to the clouds that were drifting by at the time. I was very lucky to catch a cloud shadow over the foreground. That added real depth to this scene.

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • This kind honor is greatly appreciated, Pop’s! Thank you very much!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot

  • Thanks a bunch, Trudi!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 4 years ago

    Gene, I need to hook up with you so you can show me how to get these awesome images with water!!!

  • Anytime, Monica! In the meantime, I wrote a very detailed tutorial, describing exactly how I take waterfall shots. It is titled Some Tips for Waterfall Photos

    Maybe that could help.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture Gene.

  • Thank you very much, Joy!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 4 years ago

    Superb piece of work, well done, Gene! – John

  • Thanks, John! It was an amazing view from that spot. Clouds were drifting overhead, changing the light constantly. Every shot I took looked very different from the others. This one had just enough shade on the water to make it look nice to me.

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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    NatureGreeting...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Work!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FEATURE in the Scenery group ! March 16, 2011

    Thank you, ENJOY

  • Thank you so much for this extremely kind honor, Carolyn! I am very proud and thrilled to have this photo Featured in “Scenery”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Murph2010
    Murph2010almost 4 years ago

    Bah humbug… I was looking through my shots.. found a waters meet image I liked, came here to see how closely it resembled yours.. turns out both are taken at 1/60th of a second at f/8. Yours is a little wider but still.. don’t wanna feel like I’m stepping on your toes!

  • Actually, Kevin, I would love to see your shot. There is no way that the lighting could be the same, it was changing so quickly. You could not “step on my toes” anyway, it’s your photo, not mine. Go for it, kid. Nobody could see too many images of this beautiful place!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 4 years ago

    3-19-11

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Please leave your comments & Thank-yous on the
    PERMANENT FEATURE PAGE
    Thank you.

  • WOW! This is wonderful, Pat!! Thank you very, very much for the PERMANENT FEATURE PAGE honor! I am extremely proud and totally ecstatic about this.

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 3 years ago


    December 26/2011
    Congratulations Gene being placed in the Top Ten of the
    Avatar & Voucher December Challenge in Streams & Stream Crossings!
    Excellent Work, very well done!
    Link to Group Message
    Warm Greetings, Jo;)

  • Thanks for this great news, Jo!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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