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Dawn at the Falls – Niagara Falls, Ontario

I spent the night at Niagara Falls Sunday and was greeted with a wonderful sunrise Monday morning. I managed to grab this shot of the Horseshoe Falls before getting too wet from the mist. That big plume in the middle of the shot is a towering jet of spray that shots up 15 stories or more and sprays the area like a rain shower. Big tip I wish I had thought of – bring a rain cover for your camera even if it is beautiful out. I was soaked by the time I was done and so was the camera!

I’ll write more later on my experience. It was mixed to say the least.

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The American Falls – Niagara, ON

You know something, as “kitschy” as a trip to Niagara Falls may seem, it is still one of the coolest places on earth. I took this on a brutally cold night in January and was amazed how the swirling mist formed into ice the moment it hit my lens, my camera – hell my beard. You know you’re crazy when you sit in the swirling vortex of icy doom just to take a picture of pretty water.

I did shoot this HDR because I didn’t have a filter with me to get a long exposure directly. The icy mist did make for a bit of “softness” in the shots. I tried to overcome that with Nik’s Color Efex Pro but then it to became “crunchy.” I never found the happy medium. Oh well, I’ll be back in a few days to try again – this time with fireworks!

Have a great day everyone.

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American Niagara Falls – Niagara Ontario

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Cold Night in Niagara – Niagara Falls, ON

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