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.
Hope you like!
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Processed using Lightroom 5 + 's Color Efex #nikcollection