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Niagara Fury


Niagara Fury
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Copyright: Bala Raman (kobala) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 61] (368)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-15
Categories: River
Camera: Canon 60D
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-11-09 14:10
Viewed: 1804
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo on a heavy rainy day with lots of clouds in Niagara. The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Canada givers a beautiful aerial view of the falls. The observation deck at the top of tower has special glass walls to stop the reflection. But there were still some reflections from the lights inside the deck. I had carried a black cloth and my son helped to cover the camera with the cloth so that the reflections of the lights were not seen in the glass. I pressed the lens to the wall and then took this photo.

The water in Niagara looks green due to dissolved minerals which are swept over Niagara Falls every minute. The color comes from the dissolved salts and "rock flour," very finely ground rock, picked up primarily from the limestone bed but probably also from the shales and sandstones under the limestone cap at the falls. (http://www.niagaraparks.com/about-niagara-falls/geology-facts-figures.html ).

Unfortunately, I did not properly record the information about the lens. Hence details such as the shutter speed and f-stop are missing My apologies.

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To Hormon_Manyer: Landscape Photography And Man-made-elemenHotelcalifornia 1 11-12 06:10
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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Hi Bala,fantastic view of the Niagara falls,i seen a lot of waterfalls during my recent trip in Iceland,but not so big like that...obviously...ehehe...the POV is amazing,the sharpness is excellent,just a bit poor talking about the brightness,but it was a very difficult day talking about the light as i can read in your note. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bala,
Thank you very much for your comment on my last post with valuable link.

Beautiful POV of this Niagara Waterfalls. Well try to illuminate the picture. I have done a WS.
WS doesn't mean that I'm showing your fault. It's a chance to me if I could do better. I can't stop learning! They are far behind who stop learning here!
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards,
Srikumar

Hello Bala,
I have been to Niagara falls many times and must say you have captured it perfectly. The image brings back many happy memories of this well known Natural Wonder of the World. Too bad we have, like so many times in the past, encroached upon natures banks with man made buildings. I did a WS showing perhaps what it may have looked like long ago. Great shot!!
Ron

Hi Bala,
Surprisingly good photo through the glass, however, I think Ron's (tuslaw) idea about the composition is better. Would be fine to see less man-made elements on the pic, and a little more off-centered waterfall. Anyway, not an easy scene, and a fair try overall.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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