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The American Falls

The American Falls
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Copyright: David Holliday (hifimusicdai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1272 W: 505 N: 2127] (15655)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-19
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-25 3:55
Viewed: 1197
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was another shot taken on Saturday afternoon. It shows the "American falls" which are also spectacular but not horseshoe shaped like the "Niagara falls". The rainbow did assist them on Sarurday however.
The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between 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 and 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, the majority of which lies on the Canadian side of the border, and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also 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 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) 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.
information courtesy of wikipedia

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another grt shot of the falls David grt pov nice timing remenber well seeing all the yellow coats at the other side of the border tfs
regards bryan

Hi David,

I think you've captured the power of the falls very well here. The people in the photo give a good sense of scale, especially the ones in the yellow rain slickers. The rainbow is a real bonus, TFS.

Best regards,

Great photos. I like it.

Hi David
What a nice capture and timing
Rainbow looks great
Wonderful light, POV and colors
Have a nice days

Olá David,
A great shot, one more.
Excellent POV/DOF, nice colors and focus. Very good lighting.
Great one,

Bonjour David

Belle réalisation et nous nous rendons compte de l'échelle de ces chutes grâce aux visiteurs présents sur la photo.
De plus l'arc en ciel en fait une image spectaculaire.

Hello David,a super shot of the Falls.
I particularly like the detail of the walkways with all the people in their yellow macs;they contrast well with the natural awe inspiring beauty of the Falls.
Good crop.
The rainbow completes the picture, well done.
Where were you stood to take this shot?
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi David

I love the colourful fg rainbow in front of these impressive falls. Good sharpness & the precariously positioned walkway at right adds scale. Good contrast & framing. Tfs!

Hi David
good wide shot of the enormous falls.
the spectators are well captured and help with the image's scale.
the rain bow has a nice effect on the falling water.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-09-25 7:23]
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merhaba david....
harika bir manzara daha...eline sağlık..güzel bir paylaşım selamlar

Hi David,

That is like a very rickety looking pathway that all these folks are standing on, bottom right, your pov is excellent, love the rainbow. The colours are very nice and the details very sharp nice dof well done.


Hello David,
Stunning water action, well balanced composition
Selahattin E

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-09-25 18:21]
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Hi David...

Very nice capture and timing - Beautiful view...
I agree with Werner, the people in the photo make a good scene.
The colours and details very nice.
Well done - Best regards,

Hi David,
Beautiful rainbow well taken in the American falls at Niagara , great colors and sharpness, Excellent POV. and details,
very well done.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-09-26 10:24]
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Hi David,
What a luck to have a rainbow just at the right moment!You have got the maximimum of this light.
Excellente exposure and POV including the people and their yellow raincoats in the pathway!
Bravo! Annie

c'est super,l'arc-en-ciel est magnifique

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