The morning I visited George W. Childs Recreation Area was a busy day. I also visited Dingmans Falls afterwards and later in the day the family and I went to Bushkill Falls. Dingmans Falls has a nice visitors center and the entire trail is handicapped accessible. Besides Dingmans Falls the area is also home to Silverthread Falls which is the first stop along the trail. This large fall is very thin and at times is only a trickle of water unless there has been heavy rains. I purposefully held off on this location so it would accumulate more water from the weather the area was experiencing. There aren’t many options when it comes composing Silverthread Falls. I decided to go with my wide angle lens and include the leading lines from the rocks along the base of the creek. By using the wide angle lens it emphasized the small width of the water since things further away appear smaller than those closer to the lens. I tried to incorporate as much of the moss and plants as I could with a few large trees on the right to balance the image. I digitally blended multiple exposures so the entire scene was properly exposed in my final results. See below:
After hopping back on the trial it was a short walk to the much more impressive Dingmans Falls. The water mist spraying up from the falls is unavoidable so I had plenty of alcohol lens wipes to keep my optics clean. I ventured off of the boardwalk viewing platform and quickly realized why there were so many signs warning visitors to stay on the trail. The rocks around the plunge pool were extremely slippery. I sat down on my backside and slid over to the spot I wanted to shoot from so I wouldn’t slip and hurt myself or even worse my gear. I was very happy with my choice of disobeying the rules because the view was much more pleasing to the eye. I love how the rocks slope in from the top left of the image and makes me think how much of the rocks have been worn away from the water over the years. The sporadic moss on the rocks also adds some of the same colors found throughout the trees up above. This may be one of my favorite images from the trip but I have so many to choose from. I’m sure you already saw the image above, but if you click the purchase prints link below you can see it larger:
I hoped you enjoyed the post and photos. I still have two more areas to write up including Bushkill Falls and Shahola Falls. Stay tuned and don’t turn that dial!