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Autumn's Magical Spell On Tuscarora Falls

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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The Tuscarora Waterfall has always been one of my favorite natural attractions in all of the Ricketts Glen wilderness area. There is something really special about the way the lower tier of this waterfall causes the spray to fan out over the large suspended boulder near the bottom. I love the way the falling water was creating this unique “bridal veil” appearance. This only happens when Kitchen Creek is flowing very strongly. When the water levels are lower, this “veil” is usually divided into two separate spillways. The way the falls looked on this fine autumn day added a new level of visual impact to this always stunning waterfall.

The photo was captured on October 18th, 2011. The shot was taken with a Canon 30D DSLR, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 31mm focal length. The exposure time was 2 full seconds @ f/13. The camera’s ISO was set to 125. A ND-4 “Neutral Density” filter was used, combined with a Circular Polarizer that was stacked in front. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable was also used.

Tuscarora Falls can be found near the bottom of the Ganoga Glen trail, close to the Waters Meet point in the Park. Ricketts Glen is located near the community of Red Rock, PA, at the junction of Pennsylvania Routes 118 and 487, about half way between Williamsport and Wilkes Barre in the State of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2011 Gene Walls

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