The icy water of Kitchen Creek was splashing violently over the ledge of Harrison Wright Falls. I used Mark Van Scyoc’s 70mm lens to get a closer shot of the roaring action in front of us.
The image was captured with a Canon 5D Full Frame DSLR camera with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L professional lens. The focal length was set to 70mm. The shutter speed was 1/5th of a second @ f/18. 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. This image is presented “as-is”, with no post production or enhancement.
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This series of Ricketts Glen waterfall photographs were captured on December 31st, 2012, during an 8 hour winter hike & shoot with photographer Mark Van Scyoc. Twelve of the twenty-two famous “named” waterfalls in the park were visited during this trip.
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 Harrison Wright waterfall is located just downstream from the Waters Meet Point, near the middle of the park’s sprawling 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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