Photo #2: The Mighty Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls at night, winter 2007

Niagara Falls at night, winter 2007

Date taken: 30 December 2007 @ approximately 20H52

Nikon D40, 35mm focal length, 30 sec exposure F/6.3, ISO 200

The Canadian winter can be very cold at night, and it took some time to get the shot I wanted. My fingers were a trifle sore after about half an hour. I did not have a tripod, so I placed the camera on a wall fronting the river just before the falls. The surface of the wall was uneven, which made keeping the horizon straight, very difficult. I have to get myself a bean-bag for such occasions. I then had to crouch down, my face touching the cold wall, to look through the viewfinder; very awkward. Given the conditions, I think my composition came out okay.

6 thoughts on “Photo #2: The Mighty Niagara Falls

  1. Shit. That’s an astounding picture. Did you take photo classes or courses, or are you self taught? I’ve never seen such a clear picture of something so beautiful.

    • Hi Alex,

      Thanks for the compliment, but I’m actually a rank amateur. Most of my other photos are real shit. But I do get the occasional good one, which I’ll post here.

      No classes etc. Just learning as I go along.

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