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Gentle Flow Over Conestoga Falls
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The Conestoga Waterfall is often often overlooked in Ricketts Glen, especially during the summer months. I have been here when there was barely a trickle of water going over this gentle spillway. Fortunately, this year there was a nice flow making its way over the slopping boulders that are known as Conestoga Falls.
Conestoga is located half way between the Tuscarora and Mohican Waterfalls. If you are hiking upstream from Tuscarora, and can see Mohican Falls in the distance, you are among the visitors who have missed Conestoga. The site is to the right and slightly down hill from the Ganoga Trail. Summer growth can easily hide this small landmark. However, an official park sign is mounted on the hillside, just above Kitchen Creek, to positively identify this lovely spot. It's worth finding.
The image was captured with a Canon 5D Full Frame camera using a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L lens, at the widest 17mm focal length. An ND-8 neutral density filter was mounted on the lens. The photo was shot @ f/18 with a long shutter speed of 15 full seconds, ISO 100. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, with a Manfrotto 222 Pistol Grip head. A remote shutter release cable was also used.
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.
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August 23rd, 2013
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