New Years Eve At R. B. Ricketts Falls

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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This as-is photo was captured on December 31st, 2012. The shot was taken with a Canon 5D Full Frame DSLR camera, through a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens, at the 27mm focal length. The exposure was 1/6th of a second @ f/14. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A ND-4 “Neutral Density” filter was used. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable was also used. This photograph is “straight from the camera”, no post processing was applied, except the conversion to JPEG from the RAW camera format.

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R. B. Ricketts Falls is amazing to see, in any season of the year. On New Years Eve, photographer Mark Van Scyoc and I climbed the 1,100 foot elevation of the lower falls trail and the entire Glen Leigh trail. We captured shots of every waterfall along the way. This is the first time that either of us have experienced the R. B. Ricketts waterfall under winter conditions. There were two back-to-back snowstorms here this week, completely blanketing Ricketts Glen State Park in a thick layer of pristine winter whiteness.

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 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 for well-equipped hikers with previous icy condition hiking experience. Each climber must register and sign in before and out after the hike. Crampons, Ice axes and climbing ropes are absolutely required. This is NOT just a “walk in the park”.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2013 Gene Walls

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