Bright morning sunshine was making the icicles around Harrison Wright Falls sparkle. The waterfall is surrounded by winter ice and freshly fallen December snow. This site is located just below the Waters Meet Point on the Lower Falls Trail, in Ricketts Glen State Park.
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This photo was taken late in the morning of December 31st, 2012. The image was captured with a Canon 5D Full Frame camera through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens, at the 40mm focal length. It was shot @ f/13 with a shutter speed of 8/10ths 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 was also used.
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.
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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