Niagara Falls is a set of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River, on the border between the United States and Canada. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America and, possibly, the best-known in the world.
The Falls are illuminated nightly from 21:00 until midnight every day of the year.
The Niagara Falls were first illuminated in 1860 to honor the visit of the Prince for Wales.
Illumination of the Falls using electricity first occurred in January, 1879.
Currently a total of 21 xenon lights, each with a 76-centimetre (30 inch) diameter, are used to illuminate the Falls in a rainbow of colors.
Instead of a tripod I had to use a fence – this place is extremely overcrowded, 10 sec. exposure time, ISO 200, 21:55.
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fabio_ts (13694) 2006-08-08 3:35
A well captured picture for a really evocative result.. excellent work Alana, compliments!!
have a nice day,
Kirych (2703) 2006-08-08 3:39
Unusual light and view famous pkace! Interesting shot with wonderful water texture and moon.
livermore (1629) 2006-08-08 3:46
Très belle capture,
on a l'impression que c'est un volcan, les couleurs sont superbes.
craiggc (2509) 2006-08-08 4:11
An original shot of the falls Alana. It looks like we are looking down into a cauldron!
Well done on managing to keep the camera steady using a fence for that length of time
vapours (8264) 2006-08-08 4:41
Brilliant photo Alana, and one that I'm sure will gain a lot of attention from TE. The silky smooth water and misty red replicate that of a volcano and lava. Beautiful shot, and I hope one day I get the opportunity to visit this scene and try what you have done here.
pasternak (15173) 2006-08-08 4:50
Privet Alana, when I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a PP work, only after i read your note I see it is "real". This is a very nice capture, good sharpness for a non-tripod 10 sec exposure, and nice filter work. Esthetically, I especially like the red water dust in the left, superb effect!
dougie (2966) 2006-08-08 5:34
Impressive, good clarity achived under difficult conditions! I also thought from the thumbnail, that it would be a photoshop pp creation but very pleased to see that it's just a good capture! Thanks.
stefanocer (10642) 2006-08-08 5:45
Great night shot , Compliments , the place the colurs and expecially the moonlight reflected on water are really good .
I also make night shots if you want take a look .
gilou530 (34) 2006-08-08 5:46
belle, trés belle image, BRAVO
Budapestman (82620) 2006-08-08 10:44
This is amazing! Its so than a vulcano! Fantastic impression and marvelous atmosphere! Excellent POV! Great shot, Alana! Thank you, nice days,
Muse (34936) 2006-08-08 11:55
C'est impressionnant et superbe!
De superbes couleurs.
Merci pour le partage.
leo61 (0) 2006-08-08 13:21
WOW you can change water into blood.....
" exposure time
Fantastic colors.A wonderful shot.I love it.
Thanks for a new favourite.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-08-08 13:23
Again a nice long exposure (except for the Moon) with strange red colors.
chrisnet (21088) 2006-08-08 13:58
A very good capture here,nice POV and colors,it's a great nice shot.
jeffao (504) 2006-08-08 16:06
amazing shot. I like colors, water run and fall, reflection of the moon, city lights on the rear...
maximage (15535) 2006-08-08 16:32
Etranges couleurs mais alors, quel effet spectaculaire!
atus (15822) 2006-08-09 6:13
fantastic and impressive shot here with excellent timing, great light and wonderful colours. I like how the moonlight enlightened the silky water. Very well done! Compliments and best wishes.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-08-10 10:28
Hi Alana - what a dreamy shot, the lighting and the big moon give it a surreal quality, I wish you had a tripod, that way the lens would have been high enough to avoid the piece of blurry stone at the bottom left.
TheMystic (912) 2006-08-12 1:41
I swore I would never critique a sunset over Niagara, but this isn't, and the view is breathtaking. Never been there, but now I wish I did.
Thanks for sharing
drago (4826) 2006-08-13 2:50
Really beautiful scene,its the first time i see this place by night here in TE.The long exposure worked perfect on the water and the light gives the impression of descent to the Underworld!Great!
donluicu (24718) 2006-08-13 4:49
this is a really impressive...
an interesting framing transforming this into a gigantic volcano...
s_a_s_h_a (607) 2006-08-13 5:15
Excelent work and unbelievable view.
mumek (20198) 2006-08-14 6:53
Good morning Alana!
Fantastic view at the Niagara Falls. Very well taken and composed scenery with super colours. Thanks for posting and thanks for the note
hoorge (1434) 2006-08-15 21:20
Looks like a painting. The water looks like it was slowed down with your camera technique.
yogi32 (815) 2006-08-18 2:50
unusual night capture,
fantastic colours, light and pov,
Didi (53355) 2006-10-07 2:58
Niagara Falls ? It's looks like a lava lake in Hawaï.
Fantastic picture, that's great.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-10-07 3:06
One of the best I have seen of the Niagara falls, yet! Good planning and well kept composition to capture the water, the sky (with the moon) and the lights of northern US. The rising water vapors must have been a real consideration of not to obscure the front element of the lens...
Exposure control is on spot and you can even see through the vapors to the other side of the "U"...
pady (4800) 2006-11-10 14:21
Quell image incroyable. On dirait un cratère de lave. L'effet de filé sur l'eau la rend lisse et c'est assez génial.
sssimon (684) 2006-11-19 19:31
Very nice shot from this very known fall! If I had one think to criticize it is the little blue spots around the moon.
soma (935) 2007-06-23 16:39
wow ..i am just speechless !! really i have nothing to say.....
kyrneucciu (1384) 2009-02-14 0:42
Hi Alana, a fantastic work and a surrealist impressive cheer. JO
VarthDader (358) 2011-09-25 16:44
Beautiful shot. Love the black and red colours in the photo. And the flow of the water can be felt just by looking at this pic.
imageme (1096) 2013-10-19 13:11
very nice night shot for the falls. I just went to the falls this summer and I took some shots too. The water is too smooth and it loses the characteristic of the water and this only my personal point of view. Overall this is a great picture.
- Copyright: Alana Emely (alana) (2625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6EX DC HSM, 77 mm HOYA Super HMC Pro1 UV
- Exposure: f/5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-08 3:32
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