Sheldon Reynolds Waterfall was the second major landmark that we encountered during our last hike of 2012 (…later that day would find us welcoming in a brand new year). A cold morning mist was blowing off of the falls here, causing a little problem with my camera lens. After carefully cleaning the water droplets of my optical glass, this is the wintry shot I was eventually able to capture.
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The image was captured with a Canon 5D Full Frame camera using a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens, at the 40mm focal length. A ND-4 Neutral Density filter was mounted on the lens. The photo was shot @ f/18, with a shutter speed of 1/13th 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 Ricketts Glen waterfall photographs were all captured in the morning of December 31st, 2012, during an 8 hour winter hike & shoot with photographer Mark Van Scyoc.
Ricketts Glen State Park 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 B, Reynolds waterfall is just a short distance upstream from the Waters Meet point, in the middle of the park’s wilderness area.
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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