DELAWARE WATER GAP IN WINTER

When I moved out east in March, a snowy  hike to Raymondskill Falls in the Delaware Water Gap was a stunning (and surprising) introduction to some of the beautiful parks of the Northeast. 

This area remains one of my favorite places out here and when my little sister flew into town from South Dakota, I was happy to bring her here and explore new areas I'd never seen before. The Delaware Water Gap spans the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River cuts between a large ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. As we drove deeper into the park, we came across an amazing abandoned farm that might have been the highlight of the trip. Upon recommendation of our Airbnb host, we also did the easy short loop hike in George Childs State Park that crisscrosses over and along a series of waterfalls.

 

RAYMONDSKILL FALLS

After using up our Kodak GOLD, we picked up four rolls of 200 speed Fuji film to give those a shot and headed up north into the Delaware Water Gap. On the way up we drove through High Point State Park which has some beautiful hilly back roads with some great elevation gain. We also encountered an abandoned home off Neilson Road, but sadly it contained no treasures inside but broken glass and empty cans. 

We spent some time in the cute little township of Milford and shooting across the river from Pennsylvania back into New Jersey. By the time we got to the trailhead of Raymondskill Falls in the Delaware Watergap, it had begun snowing. Luckily it was an easy hike even though it is the largest falls in the state and (allegedly) only 4 feet shorter than Niagara Falls.

'd like to know the best camera settings for shooting both in low(ish) light and for falling water as well as for snow. I think it takes a super fast film speed to capture snowflakes as perfect little round fuzzblurs, but it didn't seem nearly bright out enough for an 800 speed film. I will add this to the list of things to ask Matt in our Skillshare class.

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 Got some wonderfully accidental overlap of the previous frame on this one

Got some wonderfully accidental overlap of the previous frame on this one

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