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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
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Copyright: tom thurston (tboy83) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 14] (41)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: River
Exposure: f/32, 1/5 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-16 13:09
Viewed: 4060
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a view of the falls from the American side.
Niagara Falls (French: les Chutes du Niagara) are massive waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border separating 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, 75 miles (120 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: Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side of the border and American Falls on the United States side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls also is located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. 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 six million cubic feet (168,000 m) of water fall over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m) 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 1800s.

I go to the falls quite often, and they always amaze me.


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Hi Tom,
I'd love to visit a waterfall a huge as these are.I just love waterfalls in general.
I see you've used a relatively slow shutter speed to acheive a flowing effect.Unfortunately,too much light has entered the lens causing some quite overexposed patches.
I read your forum and had a quick look at your photos (I'll critique more soon)
I don't think the quality of your photos is too bad. There a a few obvious mistakes that we all make when starting out,but you'll pick up on those quickly here.
Don't be too discouraged if you don't get mny points to begin with. There is a bit of a flaw in the points system I feel (check my new forum on 'point fishers').
You seem sincere and keen to learn so I'm sure you will.
Thanks for sharing this spectacular view and for your notes.

This long exposre time has created wonders...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-06-17 17:34]
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Hi Tom, if you're just starting out with your Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL it does take a lot of learning how to use. I was lucky as I met a friend who had a similar camera and she gave me plenty of tips. Even now I still have to ask her. . .

For a photo like this I would put my Canon EOS 30D onto the Sport mode and shoot off a few shots and you're more likely to get clearer water, and not so milky like this one. Try it next time you go to the Falls.

I suggest you look at other photos and also critique them too. There are some excellent images out there, but it does take a lot of practice to get that far. . . And look up "how to use your Canon Rebel camera" on websites.

I hope this is of some help for you.
Very good notes too,

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