American Falls, Niagara Falls at night

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View of American Falls and Rainbow Bridge from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.  I sat on this image for over a year, because I knew it required some serious work.  I manually blended 3 separate exposures with different white balancing and colour correction to come up with something usable.  The overhead flood lighting and dark night made for a bit of a challenge, but the end result appears the way I remember the scene.  As good as today’s pro digital cameras are, no sensor could deal with the dynamic range of this scene with a single exposure, and the complex movement and lighting made me choose to develop this manually rather then go the HDR route.

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One thought on “American Falls, Niagara Falls at night”

  1. This is really something special!!! I love the motion blur in the water … something I blogged about this week too. I have been there at night but never thought to get the wide overview. Excellent job.

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