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R. B. Ricketts Falls comes to my mind immediately, whenever I am asked about my favorite landmarks in Ricketts Glen State Park. The small tributary with its secondary waterfall (to the right of the main spillway) makes this site a special treat to behold. This is the first time I have ever visited this gorgeous spot under winter conditions. R. B. Ricketts never fails to inspire me, in all kinds of weather and on any date on the calendar.
The image was captured in the early afternoon of New Years Eve, with a Canon 5D Full Frame DSLR camera. It was shot through a borrowed Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L professional lens (thanks Mark). The focal length was zoomed to 48mm @ f/16. The shutter speed was 1/3rd of a second. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable and hot shoe mounted bubble level were also used.
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This series of photographs was captured on December 31st, 2012, during an 8 hour winter hike & shoot with photographer Mark Van Scyoc.
Ricketts Glen is located near the small rural village 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. The R. B. Ricketts waterfall can be seen along the Glen Leigh Trail, between the B. Reynolds and Ozone falls.
WARNING: Ricketts Glen waterfall trails are extremely dangerous in the winter months! They are closed to the public from late November unit spring. Winter hiking is only permitted if you are a well-equipped hiker with previous icy condition hiking or climbing experience. Each climber must register and sign in before entering the trails and must also sign out after the hike. Crampons, Ice axes and climbing ropes are absolutely required. This is NOT just a “walk in the park”.
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