Friday, August 14, 2009

Niagara Falls at Night

Niagara Lights

At night, Niagara Falls are lit up by a set of powerful spotlights. These lights are located on the Canadian side of the river and illuminate both the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. The lights cycle through various colors throughout the evening.

To capture the colors, you need to use a long shutter speed which will also blur the water into the soft, cotton candy that you see in the photograph. A tripod is essential and a cable release very useful as any camera vibration could impact the final image. Post processing involved slight boosts to contrast via Lightroom's Tone Curve (levels and curves in Photoshop) plus increases in Clarity and Vibrancy.

The evening at the falls was a nice end to the vacation.

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