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Old Jul 16, 2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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On our way to Oshawa to meet with Bynx, we stopped at Niagara Falls.

#1) Niagara Falls. The rainbow formed by the mist is the Falls’ constant companion during the day.


#2) Rainbow Bridge in the distance connects USA on the right and Canada on the left.


#3) The Falls -- or as they call it, “Niagara’s Fury” -- seen from below.


#4) In the few times we’ve been to Niagara Falls, we’ve always ignored the Canadian main street replete with establishments and other manmade attractions. My attitude then was, why ruin my awe-inspiring and humbling one-on-one encounter with Nature which was what I came there for with cheesy, side-street attractions?


#5) But after going on the FX Ride with my son (a cheap $6 simulator very much like the Star Wars ride in Disneyworld minus the $80 theme park admission), I had a change of heart.


#6) If you ever get tired of watching rainbows...


#7) ...you can always hit the rides.


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Old Jul 16, 2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Picture postcards..very nice!
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As usual, VV, exceptional tour. Thanks!
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Wow!, makes me want to go again.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 7:22 PM   #5
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Hi vvcarpio

These are exceptionally well composed photos of those Niagra falls. I've seen a few photos of it before, but I think yours compare with the best.

Very tastefully done! I particularly like photos 2 and 3.

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Pic #6. What a shame that the no stopping sign had too be so prominent. I work hard at position to minimize these intrusions. Sometimes you can't.
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Great shots Billy. As good as Ive seen before. You really hit it lucky with that rainbow.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 8:22 AM   #8
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Thank you, all, for the comments and compliments!

I really enjoy using the polarizer filter. While taking the shots, I noticed that the rainbow either became stronger or nearly vanished on my LCD viewfinder when I turn the polarizer ring. So I turned it to maximum effect. The polarizer also makes the sky a deeper blue.

I wish I could show the horseshoe shape of the Falls but I think you'll have to be on an elevation -- maybe on the Skylon Tower which we didn't go.

Below are some night shots. It was hard to take pictures because the mist kept putting water droplets on my lens and I had to keep wiping them off. A big area of the road on the promenade is wet like it's being constantly rained on.

#8) The rainbow has disappeared but they put spotlights on the Falls which change colors every now and then.


#9) Rainbow Bridge and the adjacent Falls on the New York side.
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Wow goregeous shots. Ive gotta get there this summer.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 9:03 AM   #10
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Great set of shots. I very much like the coloured lights on the falls. Also, for shooting in wet conditions I use "rain sleeves" which are cheap and work very well to protect your gear. You still have to wipe the lens glass though.

http://www.thecamerastore.com/produc...-sleeve-2-pack
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