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Waterfalls and Covered Bridges: North Central Pennsylvania

Waterfalls and Covered Bridges: North Central Pennsylvania

Waterfalls and Covered Bridges North Central Pennsylvania!

Fall in the rolling hills of north central Pennsylvania provide the perfect backdrop for an area with the highest density of covered bridges in the Mid-Atlantic region. Late fall colors will provide excellent framing for the waterfalls of Ricketts Glen State Park as well as crystal clear creeks under the bridges and over the water falls  The theme for this weekend workshop will be moving water and surroundings.

We will work each day from the town of Bloomsburg PA, centered in the heart of covered bridge country of Columbia and Montour Counties. After a quick orientation Friday night we will get a good night's rest and start Saturday with a sunrise covered bridge shoot. Then back to the Inn at Turkey Hill for a hearty breakfast. Then it’s off to Ricketts Glen State Park to photograph a number of the over 20 named waterfalls in the park including Ganoga falls which, at 94 ft. tall, is  the parks highest.

By early evening most participants will be tired out and ready for a relaxing meal at the Inn’s Brew Pub and a good night's rest. Sunday will start with another sunrise covered bridge shoot, a good breakfast and then off to photograph 5 or 6 more covered bridges before heading home.

Throughout the workshop professional nature photographer Sean Quintilian will be instructing on different effects to achieve when photographing moving water. The use of polarizing filters as well as neutral density filters will get extensive coverage as well as long exposure photography. Students should bring an assortment of lenses to cover ultra wide angle to medium telephoto. A sturdy tripod is a must for this shoot as well as a quality circular polarizer. 

Ricketts Glen is rugged terrain! We will be hiking 3-4 miles total but this will be somewhat strenuous hiking. A sturdy pair of hiking boots is a must. Students will be able to travel at their own pace and cover as many waterfalls as they feel comfortable with. We will start with a long hike downhill and slowly work our way up photographing along the way over the course of 4-5 hours. The covered bridge locations will all be much easier access and students are encouraged to bring a pair of water shoes or old sneakers, some of the best covered bridge shots are from knee deep in the rivers.

Sean has reserved a number of rooms at the Inn at Turkey Hill and will assign them as participants register, the room cost is not included in the price of the workshop. The rooms are for single or double occupancy and will run about $160 a night .Lunch will be provided each day.

$385/person for safari instruction (includes luncheon each day) paid to Washington Photo Safari, plus $160/room/night for two nights lodging and breakfast, double occupancy,  paid directly to Sean Quintilian.

Min. group size: 5 . Limit of 10 participants

Photos from 2 previous workshops can be seen here.

“Sean Quintillian did a great job with our recent photo shoot in Elk County PA. Sean is a very knowledgeable photographer, and an excellent wildlife spotter. He was able to find some bull elk for us to photograph, and they were about 200 yards away ... and they were in the woods. How he spotted them I’ll never know. Overall, it was a great experience. Sean shared his knowledge of photography, and he even made us breakfast and dinner at the cabin.We got some great photos, including a series of sunset photos.I highly recommend Sean and his wildlife safaris. Get out there!”
—John S. Durham, NC on Trip Advisor.com