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Michael B. Stuart
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Its Roar Awoke the Sun
Niagara Falls
Taken 2/20/2015
I took 2 days off work last week and we went to an indoor waterpark in Niagara Falls, ON.  On Friday morning I planned on getting up to shoot the sunrise right at the edge of the Horseshoe Falls.  Thursday was unbelievably cold out so I wondered about wether I'd actually be able to handle the elements for more than a few minutes with nothing between me and some of the coldest breath Mother Nature had to offer!  Well I decided it was not an option to pass up on this rare opportunity so I set the alarm!  When I got to the van it showed -8 as the current temp.  I shivered while it warmed and suddenly realized I had a problem.  Being the non plan-ahead type I didn't have my gloves...  They were in the hotel room with the sleeping family.  I'll be fine I said.  Well, the wind chill was around -38 and let's just say my hands still burn a little under hot water from the slight frostbite.  Never again will I make that mistake.  I probably could have stayed another 10 minutes otherwise.  That being said I got a bunch of cool shots to share since while I was doing these long exposures I had my wife's camera (better than mine).
This is a 51 second exposure with ISO400 24mm f/8.0 using a B+W 10 stop ND filter.  The ND filter was put on in the car since I knew it would be too cold to screw it on.  This meant I couldn't auto focus or see anything to manually focus, but luckily infinity worked great.
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#niagarafalls   #niagarafallsfrozen   #polarvortex   #longexposure   #cold   #winter   #waterfall  
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Just absolutely amazing and wonderful example of the beautiful creations we should all take more time to respect and appreciate each day! Thanks for your great and very talented photo shoot. 
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+Star Wars​ Night at the +Buffalo Bisons​ game Saturday. This was our 3rd year attending and Yes we all wore brand new Star Wars t-shirts :)
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"Busy working up a sweat"
Anyone for seconds?
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I can vouch for Juan, definitely down to earth :)
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The Tomorrow We All Forgot
Looking up - Chicago, IL
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And when the light hits just right...
Trump Tower - Chicago, IL
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Just tried this Prisma app and I must say I'm very impressed. Looking forward to trying some of my many existing photos! #chicago #thebean 
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You can also try Pikazo or Mlvch. They're slightly different.
Pikazo can upload own styles but the servers are slower. 
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Belíssima imagem. Boa tarde!!!
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Multimedia Artist, Systems Administrator, Web Designer
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    Photography & Web Design, present
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    Multimedia Artist, Systems Administrator, Web Designer, 2001 - 2012
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Based in Lewiston, NY

Facebook (art photography page): https://www.facebook.com/sssartphotography

I graduated SUNY Fredonia Media Arts in 2002 after completely falling in love with creating on the computer in 1999.  For years I freelanced websites, random design work, IT support, etc. until one day my beautiful wife Nicole and I finally came up with the idea for our business name “Stu Stu Studio” which had a ring to it that most people would remember, while also symbolizing us two Stu’s!  The best part was when we found out stustustudio.com was already owned, I reached out to the current owner to see if they planned on using it or would possible sell it and they gladly gave it to us at cost!  Sometimes things are 100% meant to be in my opinion.

These days I enjoy (therefore specialize in) photography, web design, and logos.  They actually go quite nice together.  Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with a number of great clients that now have very successful websites.  One of the logos I created for a local soccer league must have used it 100,000 times by now on jerseys and it looks awesome still!

Photography has gone from an occasional pastime, to a passion.  The convergence of high quality digital cameras and computer software to process the images really played to my skills and experience.  I gravitate towards Long Exposure, Landscape, Architecture, and Black & White photography.  My work has been featured online by Adobe, Flickr, Google, and 500px with my most popular photo receiving over 290 million views.




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    Media Arts, 1997 - 2001
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