First Night Shot - Niagara Falls - 41st Floor View 12-24mm

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Hi All,

This image was my first attempt at night photography. It was taken from the 41st floor of our hotel overlooking Niagara Falls. The daytime images can be seen in the landscape forum.

Day One 9:53 p.m The xenon lamps are lit to illuminate the American and Canadian Falls. The colors change every few minutes until midnight.

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TOLady said:
Beautiful!! I'll bet it looks even better at a large size. Love the play of the lights on the Falls.
Thank you Sandi. In fact, this is about a 65% horizontal crop of the orginal image. I created a series of three. I also took night photos with the 70-200VR+TC17EII. Unfortunately, I forgot to disable the VR. The images show the falls in great detail, but they are noisy, only so-so in quality.
 
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Beautiful, Crystall. One of these days I hope to make it to Niagra. Ever since I was a little girl and saw it in the Superman movie, it's been one of the places on my list of "have to visit!". Now that I've seen your shot, I have yet one more reason I want to go!!!! ;-)
 
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Beautiful, Crystall. One of these days I hope to make it to Niagra. Ever since I was a little girl and saw it in the Superman movie, it's been one of the places on my list of "have to visit!". Now that I've seen your shot, I have yet one more reason I want to go!!!! ;-)
Hi Leigh,

Thank you for the kind feedback. Night or day, the beauty and grandeur of the Falls will not dissapoint you.
 
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Crystall,
The falls are amazing for sure. Can not appreciate until you see it. Glad I had one opportunity, although not as great as your trip.

Beautiful image.
I was not there at night.
 
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Hi Gilles and Gale,

Yes the night view of the Falls was spectacular. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get down to the gorge to capture the images. All of them were taken from my hotel room. Here is the link to a set of three photos taken on our first day: https://www.nikoncafe.com//forums/viewtopic.php?t=8119

I have other telephoto shots of the American and Canadian Falls from my window. It will make you feel like you are right on top of the water! :shock: I haven't had a chance to post them yet.
 
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Crystall I really like the shot of the falls, I used to live in Michigan and visited there a few times in my youth...the night xenon lights must be new as I do not remember them...

I'd be interested in seeing the EXIF data for the shot above too :)

Nice work

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Crystall I really like the shot of the falls, I used to live in Michigan and visited there a few times in my youth...the night xenon lights must be new as I do not remember them...

I'd be interested in seeing the EXIF data for the shot above too :)

Nice work

-Brett
Hi Brett,

This was my first attempt at night photography. I am pleased with the output, but I have much to learn. Anyway here is the EXIF data you requested (before minimal post processing in Nikon Capture).


Nikon D70
Focal Length: 12mm
Optimize Image: Landscape
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Long Exposure NR: Off
2005/07/19 21:53:00.9
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto -2
Tone Comp.: Auto
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
AF Mode: AF-S
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
1.30 sec - F/5
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Saturation: Normal
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sharpening: Medium high
Lens: 12-24mm F/4 G
Sensitivity: ISO 1250
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Image Comment:
 
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Leigh said:
Beautiful, Crystall. One of these days I hope to make it to Niagra. Ever since I was a little girl and saw it in the Superman movie, it's been one of the places on my list of "have to visit!". Now that I've seen your shot, I have yet one more reason I want to go!!!! ;-)
My wife, Carolyn had never seen the falls so we added it to our Canadian itinerary this past May. We were staying in Canada, of course, so we stopped opposite them and looked. After a few minutes of silence Carolyn said..."Nice. Okay, I'll be in the casino at the nickle machines. Pick me up when you're out of compact flash cards!"

You can dress 'em up but you can't take 'em anywhere!

:wink:
 
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My wife, Carolyn had never seen the falls so we added it to our Canadian itinerary this past May. We were staying in Canada, of course, so we stopped opposite them and looked. After a few minutes of silence Carolyn said..."Nice. Okay, I'll be in the casino at the nickle machines. Pick me up when you're out of compact flash cards!"

You can dress 'em up but you can't take 'em anywhere!

:wink:
Too funny Rich, had we not taken our seven year son with us, I am sure I would have visited the new casino. Instead, we spent all of time playing tourist. It was great, not cheaper, but definitely great!
 

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