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Wild Creek Falls

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 12 July 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

About 90 minutes from our home, there is a Pennsylvania State Park named Beltzville State Park. It has a large reservoir that is intended to control the Lehigh River which flows, eventually, through Allentown and then later converges with the Delaware in the town of Easton, where we live. There are many trails and other recreational facilities at this State Park and, as seen here, there are a few creeks that, following snows or rainy periods, really turn on a nice show of rapids and falls.

This is Wild Creek Falls . The creek eventually empties into the reservoir. I had a difficult time exposing properly this day, because the conditions were bright overcast, and the exposures to "slow" the water also resulted in rather glary images, even when using my ND Polarizer stacked on top of a circular polarizer. But these falls were tremendous, They had all sorts of character and rocky nuances that I just loved. So here it is, Wild Creek Falls. Nothing exciting, perhaps, but pretty.

OLYMPUS E-510 16/5 second F/22.0 ISO 100 11 mm

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Simply beautiful by Don Levesque

OLYMPUS E-510
16/5 second
F/22.0
ISO 100
11 mm

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