My day-long “mission” was done …all of the waterfalls on the “waterfall loop” of Ricketts Glen had been photographed. Now it was time to get out of the woods before nightfall. I was hiking at my quickest pace, toward the highland trail, when this very interesting view of the Glen Leigh trail grabbed my attention. This is the bridge crossing Kitchen Creek, just above the F. L. Ricketts waterfall. The wooden stairs on the other side of the stream lead to a shortcut back to the Lake Rose parking area, that was a little more than a mile away from this point.
I just had to stop to catch this shot before continuing on my way out of the glen.
This photo was captured very late on October 18th, 2011, well past sunset. It was taken with a Canon 30D DSLR, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 17mm focal length. Manual exposure was used, the shutter speed was set to 4 seconds, with an aperture of f/7.1. The camera’s ISO was set to 125. No filters were used for this shot, due to the very dim lighting conditions. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable was also used.
This scene was found at the very top of Glen Leigh, near the shortcut to the Highland Trail. Ricketts Glen State Park is located close to the small 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.
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