Sonoma Creek Waterfall

June 23, 2010

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Photographer: Christine Churchill
Summary Author: Christine Churchill

This wondrous little waterfall, only 25 ft (8 m) in height, shows off the past winter’s record rainfall in Northern California. It was taken at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Kenwood, California in early April. Headwaters of Sonoma Creek flow down the upper slopes of Bald Mountain, the highest point in the park at 2,729 ft (832 m), into meadowlands before tumbling over a jumble of huge boulders and through a small canyon. Sonoma Creek is seasonal. By midsummer, during the dry season, it’s just a trickle.

Photo details:
Camera Maker: SONY; Camera Model: DSLR-A350; Focal Length: 45.0mm (35mm equivalent: 67mm); Aperture: f/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.100 s (1/10); ISO equiv: 200; Exposure Bias: +1.00 EV; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto); White Balance: Manual; Light Source: Cloudy; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: sRGB; Caption: SONY DSC