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Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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While rushing to get out of the woods in Ricketts Glen before dark, there were several fall scenes that were just begging to be photographed along the way. This is the shortcut path that connects the Glen Leigh and Highland Trails at the top of the gorge. The sun had already set, but the diffused light of the evening sky was allowing the autumn leaves to display their most beautiful colors. The light was fading fast, but there was no way I could have hiked past this spot without getting a shot.

One again, I just had to stop to capture this view 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. The shutter speed was set to 2.5 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.

Ricketts Glen State Park is adjacent 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 United States. The spot shown in this photo is about 1 mile east of the Lake Rose parking area.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2011 Gene Walls

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