Close To Home Assignment Winner Scott Anderson

Congratulations to Scott Anderson for winning the recent Close To Home Assignment with the image, “Buck Falls.”

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Winner: "Buck Falls" By Scott Anderson


“Buck Falls is located in a small town in Starrucca, Pennsylvania,” says Anderson. “A beautiful farm country, and in the town of Starrucca off an old dirt road sits this beautiful little waterfall, hidden from all the main traffic. Further up this road from the waterfall is several abandoned farmhouses and barns. I took these shots at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic layoff. So this emptiness felt even stranger, very surreal.”

Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm Canon f/2.8 lens at 24mm. Exposure: 8-minute exposure, ISO 100.