Cold Spray of Harrison Wright Falls

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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Harrison Wright is a waterfall that actually produces it’s own local weather. Even on a dead calm summer day, there is always a misty wind blowing below the falls here. On a hot day, this cool damp breeze provides a wonderfully refreshing spray. However, in late winter, not so much.

I needed to wipe the water droplets off of my lens before nearly every shot that I took from this location. It was so nice to be able to shoot from this temporarily frozen platform over Kitchen Creek. The damp wind was not really a problem at all. This is my second winter capture from this site, from a slightly closer perspective.

Harrison Wright is the third waterfall up the Falls Trail, about one and seven tenths miles from the parking area on RT-118. Ricketts Glen State Park is located beside the junction of RT-118 and RT 487 in Fairmount Township, Pennsylvania, USA. The nearest town is Red Rock, about half way between the cities of Williamsport and Wilkes Barre, PA.

This photo was taken on the morning of March 2nd, 2011 on a winter hike with Kevin Hart. It was shot with a Canon EOS 10D DSLR camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens at the 19mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/90th sec at f/8. The camera’s ISO was 400. A Bilora Super-Biloret tripod was used with a Bogen head. A remote shutter release cable was also employed.

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© 2011 Gene Walls

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