Over the Creek and through the Glen... by Gene Walls

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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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© 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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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Simply stunning my friend cheers.

  • Much appreciated, Julie! Thanks!

    Warmest wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks for this extremely kind honor, Pop’s! This Feature is greatly appreciated!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    The shades of night were falling fast…. Good of you to stop & catch that scene in that light, Gene.

  • Thanks a bunch, Sheila! I was able to “document” every stop of my day-long hike, so I posted all of the photos in the exact order that they were shot. My schedule has gotten a bit crazy, so I made the most of the one day that I was able to get away to chase waterfalls. I was on the trail for 9 hrs and loved every second of it.

    My oldest sun moved out west, so I wanted to be able to share my day off with him, in pictures.

    Kindest wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Beautiful work!!

  • This is fantastic news, Byron! Thank you very much for Featuring my photo in Streams and Stream Crossings"! This honor is greatly appreciated!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 3 years ago

    Hello Gene,

    With the Feature in Streams & Stream Crossings!
    Excellent work, a very well deserved feature!
    Warm Greetings, Jo ;)

  • Thank you so kindly, Jo! Much appreciated!

    Best wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 3 years ago

    Big congratz on your beautiful feature in Streams & Stream Crossings well done :))

  • Thank you very kindly, Yool! Greatly appreciated!

    Warmest regards,


    – Gene Walls

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