One of the most beautiful features of Ricketts Glen State Park is the beautiful colors of the mineral laden rocks and boulders that are found throughout the gorge. The striking hues of these unusual red rocks were so notable that the nearest village was actually named “Red Rock” by the early settlers.

This lovely red color is most evident here, at Adams Falls, at the very bottom of the glen. When these boulders are dry they look more like a milky pink shade …but when they are found under the waters of Kitchen Creek, this rich red-brown color magically appears.

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This photograph was taken using a Canon EOS 30D camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 17mm focal length. The aperture was set to f/14 with a 4.0 second exposure. A Manfrotto tripod and head were used. The mirror was “locked up” and a remote shutter release cable was employed to eliminate camera movement.

Adams is the first waterfall at the southern-most point in the gorge of Ricketts Glen State Park. Ricketts Glen is located at the junction of RT-118 and RT 487 in Fairmount Township in north eastern Pennsylvania, USA. This beautiful spot is about half way between Williamsport and Wilkes Barre, PA.

This image was captured just before sunset on March 17th, 2012.

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© 2012 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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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Wonderful, rich & colorful shot, Gene. I just looked up the geology of Ricketts Glen & of Adams Falls in particular. Fascinating!

  • There is so much about this site that keeps me coming back again and again, including the very interesting geology found here. Thank you for checking out my photo …and for your interest in the glen that I enjoy visiting as often as possible.

    Kindest wishes,


    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Stunning work, Gene!

  • Thanks a lot, John!

    Kindest regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks for this true honor, Pop’s! The kind group Feature is deeply appreciated!

    Very gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 2 years ago

  • Thank you very, very much for this wonderful honor! I am extremely pleased to see this photo Featured in “Wide Angle Photography”!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 2 years ago

    4/18/12 ~ Congrats on your feature in Rickett’s Glen State Park – keep up the great work!

  • Thank you sooo much, Lori! I deeply appreciate having this shot Featured in “Ricketts Glen”!

    Very gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanover 2 years ago

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