View Full Version : Icy Niagara Falls - Comments welcome!

03-03-2009, 06:47 PM
I have been waiting 2 years now for 3 things to converge...

- Several days of below -10C weather
- Followed by a bright, sunny winter day
- And that it be a weekend day where I have it free to go to Niagara Falls!

When it's really cold, the mist that the falls constantly produces freezes instantly on the ground and any object it touches. It produces some really cool effects.

This sunday we had nothing planned to do, so I dragged the family down to the falls (about 1.5 hours from here) and was treated to a beautiful day... This is my photostudy that I wanted to share with you guys:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3321662098_a37af46562_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsimmonsonca/3321662098/)

No Watching...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3324898302_07fde2b588_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsimmonsonca/3324898302/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3567/3320832255_8b1ff0eaa3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsimmonsonca/3320832255/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/3320832067_37727838e9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsimmonsonca/3320832067/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3324898194_eaa569a353_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsimmonsonca/3324898194/)

Taking it in
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3324060151_da35cffab3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsimmonsonca/3324060151/)

03-03-2009, 07:16 PM
Fantastic stuff!!!

03-03-2009, 08:36 PM
Rainbow is also very nice Gary. Great work!

03-03-2009, 10:06 PM
That frozen stuff is pretty common up here if you find it that amazing :o

Nice shots, i like the No Watching :)

Phill D
03-03-2009, 11:08 PM
Lovely shots of the frozen falls. Great contrast to the usual summer shots well done.

03-04-2009, 03:13 AM
I love them all, except the last one.. it just doesn't fit.

03-04-2009, 03:58 AM
hehe great work gary

03-04-2009, 04:56 AM
Awesome series! #1 & #4 are my favorites:)

03-04-2009, 01:03 PM
That frozen stuff is pretty common up here if you find it that amazing :o

You realize that is ice and not snow, right? I already live 'up here'... Unless you are from Winnipeg! :)

Thanks to everyone!

03-04-2009, 05:15 PM
#1 is the standout, I really like the dark blue water in contrast with the ice. Do you have any more shots with the dark blue water?

03-05-2009, 07:18 AM
Thanks Tori. The water was actually closer to the greeny colour you see in most of the shots. The dark blue water in the first one was created in PP, mostly as a side effect of trying to bring out the rainbow, but I liked it so I didn't mask it off.

Phill D
03-07-2009, 12:49 AM
Here's a rainbow shot I took in the summer. I guess it's a bit easier to get the rainbow in the summer sun. I also found that my CP filter was quite good at bringing out the rainbow colours.

03-08-2009, 06:33 AM
Nice stuff Gary - damn it looks cold though!!