At 94 feet, Ganoga is the tallest waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania. It is an impressive series of stair steps and small plateaus that gives the falls their shape. But despite its stature among the waterfalls along Ganoga Glen, it is one that I have found difficult to photograph.
A few weeks ago I made a quick trip up to Rickett's Glen State Park to spend some time photographing the waterfalls and new spring growth. There are 21 named waterfalls that descend along two branches of Kitchen Creek. A trail system parallels the two creeks and gives you access to all of the waterfalls. The highest waterfall in the park is Ganoga which tops out at 94 feet . Delaware Falls, at 37 feet is one of the smaller waterfalls and is the middle of a sequence of three waterfalls that drop over 80 feet. This image illustrates the beautiful compression and geometry of the rocks that are the hallmark of the Kitchen Creek drainage.
Image Data: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 14-24mm, f2.8 at 14mm. Image exposed at ISO 50 at f11 for 4 seconds. To reduce specular highlights I used a Fotodiox Slimline CPL specifically created for the Nikon 14-24.