Over 25,000 years ago glaciers extended to an area just north of Pittsburg establishing glacial moraines and sculpting the land around present day Slippery Rock. This gorge was cut by these glaciers and deepened slowly over time by the creek that drops through the landscape. This is the middle of three waterfalls that drop through the gorge. On either side native hardwoods, firs, and ferns line the creek while jumbled rocks, left by the receding glaciers direct the flow of the water. At just over twelve feet tall, this waterfall empties into a deep plunge pool in a narrow canyon before it continues it trace downstream to join Slippery Rock Creek.
Image Data: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 14-24mm, f2.8 at 15mm. Image exposed at ISO 50 at f11 for 2 seconds. A second image was produced at ISO 280 at f11 for 1/4 of a second. The two files were combined in post processing. To reduce specular highlights I used a Fotodiox Slimline CPL specifically created for the Nikon 14-24.