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Colton Point State Park – Pennsylvania

This will be an open blog entry featuring photographs of Colton Point State Park in Pennsylvania.  Comments appreciated.
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Nice little cascade waterfall on Fourmile Run in Colton Point State Park, Pennsylvania. Taken on September 4, 2016, water levels were extremely low. Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, HDR image of 1.6 and 6 seconds at ISO 500 and f/20.

 
History: The park is named for Henry Colton, a Williamsport lumberman who cut timber there starting in 1879. Although the Pine Creek Gorge was clearcut in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it is now covered by second-growth forest, thanks in part to the conservation efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. The CCC built the facilities at Colton Point before and shortly after the park’s 1936 opening. Most of the CCC-built facilities remain in use, and have led to the park’s listing as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
Colton Point State Park View Along the Turkey Path. I captured this nice little waterfall in Colton Point State Park, Pennsylvania while hiking along the Turkey Path and a stream named Fourmile Run. Looking forward to a return trip later this fall or in the spring for better water flow conditions. Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, #8 neutral density filter, tripod mounted. Settings were ISO 500, 8 seconds and 2 seconds, f/20, 17mm. Imaging Date: September 4, 2016.

Colton Point State Park View Along the Turkey Path. I captured this nice little waterfall in Colton Point State Park, Pennsylvania while hiking along the Turkey Path and a stream named Fourmile Run. Looking forward to a return trip later this fall or in the spring for better water flow conditions. Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, #8 neutral density filter, tripod mounted. Settings were ISO 500, 8 seconds and 2 seconds, f/20, 17mm. Imaging Date: September 4, 2016.

 
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