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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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Niagara Skywheel at night using Canon 24 MM Tilt Shift Lens

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Ferris Wheel in Niagara Falls at night using Canon 24TS-E Lens Mark ll.  I’m really trying to make a concerted effort to limit the amount of gear I carry, particularly when travelling.  I’m on the verge of going with only 3 main lenses, but haven’t quite gotten to that point yet.  I have definitely settled on the 24mm Tilt/Shift for Landscape/Architecture shots, even though it isn’t super wide.  It’s perspective control, great depth of field control plus edge to edge sharpness have won me over, once I got over the sticker shock.