Niagara Falls view from Queens Victoria Park in Canada.
The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.
Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and the American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.
Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m3) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.
The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.
Model - NIKON D700
ExposureTime - 1/100 seconds
FNumber - 10.00
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Cloudy weather
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 28.00 mm
White Balance - Manual
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 28 mm
ISO Setting - 200
Image Quality - RAW
White Balance - CLOUDY
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eldancer1 (22435) 2011-04-26 9:05
Wow! All that water and energy, nicely captured with good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-04-26 9:14
the sense of the vastness and the abyss are well obtained in your shot. a difficult light for a photo that becomes impressive also for the tonality that joins the sky to the water. cheers
have a nice evening
sabermonajati (8487) 2011-04-26 9:29
marvelous waterfall you captured.
bracasha75 (24481) 2011-04-26 11:35
Power is almoustt touchable here
PaulVDV (18724) 2011-04-26 13:15
I have no idea how your POV looked like but this picture gives me the feeling of standing just next to the abyss and the possibility to fall into the deep together with all that huge mass of water.
Majestic, impressive and a little frightening.
Best regards, Paul
divail (8200) 2011-04-26 18:53
La composition est très belle, avec la nature bien en évidence. C'est un exploit en soi d'avoir réussi à exclure toute construction ou présence humaine. Le ciel est superbe.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-04-27 5:05
Oi Rui ,
Já vi que andaste por terras norte americanas :) , beleza a cor da agua um verde bem escuro contraste com espuma branca e com o céu nublado , bom ponto de visão parece que estou dentro de agua , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
geoant68 (2747) 2011-04-27 9:39
the view of the horse shoe falls look so grate during their movement to the gap.Excellent the light management.
ikeharel (46976) 2011-04-28 1:52
The view from the Canadian side of the NF, is most impressive - standing near the railing you feel the flow in full power's , as I rememberfrom 9/1978.
As for the image - I think it's a bit underexpose: see the sky's in relative pink, and water color dark green.
Otherwise, a fine POV to show the Horseshoe.
paninho (2931) 2011-04-28 9:18
à quanto tempo!! Seja bem aparecido! e logo com uma fotografia destas! Linda! Grande aproveitamento do arco como linha de força! O POV muito bem também! Very good work my friend!
danos (80278) 2011-04-28 9:36
the sight of the falling waters are great and take one's the breath away.I like the colour tint of the sky as the magnificent of the Nature.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
krzychu30 (14378) 2011-04-29 4:14
what a beautiful picture of Niagara falls.I can almost hear the rumble of water and feel the energy it makes when it falls down.I really like the color tones you´ve created here,especially those of the cloudy sky.Your picture has excellent quality and the colors are really beautiful and soft.
Have a nice day
Didi (52429) 2011-04-29 5:02
Nice approach on the falls, onky the sound is missing :)
JCG (35129) 2011-04-29 9:34
We must avoid falling into the water here because the current is extremely powerful !!! I really like your framing on these waterfalls so famous and quality of the image with the overcast sky gives an atmosphere and an interesting color to the river water. Nice look, thank you Rui.
With all my friendships and a great weekend,
fabianoleite (9162) 2011-05-01 5:08
Ótima imagem da queda de Niagara. Essa garganta parece monumental e gigantesca. O ângulo escolhido ficou muiot bom. Boas cores no fundo, também.Ótimo trabalho, amigo.
fritzi007 (219) 2011-05-18 12:29
Também um dos lugares onde eu já eram.
Sua foto é perfeita!