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Big Autumn View at B. Reynolds Falls by Gene Walls
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The B. Reynolds Waterfall was named for Benjamin Reynolds, the brother of Robert B. Ricketts’ wife, Elizabeth. This is the second waterfall along the Glen Leigh Trail, as you are hiking upstream from the “Waters Meet” Point. This scene is just beyond Wyandot Falls, in Ricketts Glen State Park.

This waterfall has a very dramatic 40 foot drop. There are huge boulders that overhang the falls from the steep cliffs above. I wanted to show the overall landscape of this very unusual site, so I shot a wider view. The trees were loosing their autumn leaves, revealing much more of the ridge above the falls than you can see during the spring and summer months.

The photo was captured on October 18th, 2011 as sunset was approaching. It was shot with a Canon 30D DSLR, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the widest 17mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/5th second @ f/7.1. The camera’s ISO was set to 125. A ND-4 “Neutral Density” filter was used, no CP for this one. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head, in the vertical frame position. A remote shutter release cable was also used.

I must admit that, sometimes I am so focused on capturing the “power and glory” of the actual waterfall itself, that I tend to miss the bigger picture that adds so much to the total majesty of a scene. When I opened my eyes to see at the overall impact of the wilderness setting around this this well know landmark, I almost felt that I had just really “seen” it for the first time.

I have written a RedBubble Journal that explains exactly how I photograph waterfalls, titled “Some Tips for Better Waterfall Photos”.

Click Here to see some of my thoughts about shooting waterfall photos

Ricketts Glen is near the town 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.

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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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Audrey!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Ah, the light’s the thing! Love the smallish size of this cascade in its jewel of a setting. Neither overwhelms the other, & the upshot is Wow! Kind of a soft & serene Wow, but Wow nonetheless. Great work, Gene.

  • Thanks so much, Sheila! This is one of the biggest waterfalls in the glen (only two are larger), but the falls’ relationship within the dramatic surrounding terrain is what really grabbed my attention on this sunny late afternoon.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for this wonderful honor, Evita! I am totally excited to see this photo Featured in “The World As We See It”!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...about 3 years ago

    Excellent capture !!!

  • Many thanks, Annalisa!

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenabout 3 years ago


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  • I am blown away by this wonderful honor, Lynne! I am extremely happy to have this photo join the ranks of those beautiful works on the Permanent Feature Page! This “High Quality Images” Feature is very special to me! Thank you so much!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Mustafa UZEL
    Mustafa UZELabout 3 years ago

    nice work congrats

  • Thank you very kindly, Mustafa!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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