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Feb 24, 2006 00:59 |  #1

Took a short drive to Niagara Falls late Wednesday afternoon and nearly froze my fingers off trying to get something decent into the camera. This is the best of the day's efforts (plus some PhotoShop tweaking)--taken with the EF 70-200 f/4L from the Canadian side.

Haven't tried this view of the American falls in winter before, but I think it's more interesting with all the ice than it appears during the rest of the year; it's certainly easier to set up a tripod and click away without throngs of tourists blocking the view.

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Feb 24, 2006 01:08 |  #2

very beautiful... I really love the winter colors.. looks very cold.. Sari.


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Feb 24, 2006 02:30 |  #3

Nice capture. Just out of interest, do you know if the falls have ever frozen?



  
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Feb 24, 2006 05:07 |  #4

Beautiful, I'd love to see more taken at that time of year.


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Feb 24, 2006 05:19 as a reply to  @ rudgej's post |  #5

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Nice capture. Just out of interest, do you know if the falls have ever frozen?

I saw it on a documentary once that yes they dd indeed. Sometime in the 60's i think. The only movement of water was below a layer of ice so they appeared completely motionless. Must have been one hell of a winter.


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Feb 24, 2006 05:23 |  #6

Thanks Adrian. The frozen falls must have been an impressive sight to see.



  
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Feb 24, 2006 05:30 |  #7

It really did look amazing, even if the only footage they had was black and white.


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Feb 24, 2006 07:47 as a reply to  @ adebass's post |  #8

Now that looks cold!


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Feb 24, 2006 08:27 as a reply to  @ Mills's post |  #9

A beautiful part of the world that I would one day like to see myself. Nice shot!


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It looks absolutelly amazing.


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Feb 24, 2006 09:42 |  #11

That's a nice & frosty shot.


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Feb 24, 2006 09:46 |  #12

Beautiful. Nice job Terry! The frozen rocks go nicely with the motion blur of the falls - soft and crispy in one.



  
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Feb 25, 2006 09:11 |  #13

Very nice shot.


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Feb 25, 2006 09:23 |  #14

Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone. Makes the incipient frostbite worthwhile!

John--I'm very pleased that you noticed the qualities of the image that I was trying to emphasize. I bracketed exposure like crazy, shooting in manual mode and varying the shutter speed while keeping the aperture small so I would have the best possible chance of catching the water flow and mistiness just the way I wanted it to appear, but without losing too much crispness, or blowing out the highlights on the ice too much.

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Feb 25, 2006 16:02 as a reply to  @ O/confusion's post |  #15

Terry, thanks for sharing this very unusual view to the Falls. I've visited it once, late January years ago, the Canadian side. There was so much fog that I could practically see anything. But now I can :D


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