Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania (PA), USA

Summer Greens

Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania (PA), USA
On our first visit to Ricketts Glen, we got very lucky. We arrived right after a storm, when the waterfalls were flowing beautifully. The leaves and the vegetation were green, and there were flowers growing everywhere.

This was a easy shot. I used my Induro (CT113 Carbon Fiber tripod) to keep the camera steady, and fired off a single exposure. Post processing was quick and easy. I chose my basic RAW settings carefully to get the color balance just right. A shot like this is easy to take, but it’s not always easy to see the beauty it in the first place. What do I mean by that? Well – when there are big waterfalls all around you, you might not notice the quieter and more subtle beauty of reflections and ripples. Once I noticed the colors, I focused on choosing an interesting angle and picking a shutter speed that would show the smooth lines in the water. Here are some tips for capturing scenes like this one:

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