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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.
Hope you like!
#niagarafalls   #niagarafallsfrozen   #polarvortex   #longexposure   #cold   #winter   #waterfall  
Processed using Lightroom 5 + +Nik Collection by Google's Color Efex #nikcollection  
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High Waters LE
Very high waters in my home town of Lewiston, NY. All the floatings docks had to be removed so they didn't float away!
#longexposure #lewistonny
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Niagara Falls Sunrise
I really have had some good luck with cloud formations. Doubt I could do it any better If I had picked how I would have liked them placed.
This was from 9 minutes earlier than this photo: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+michaelbstuart/posts/1t1DZjDo8KZ
That 9 minutes changes the lighting drastically!
f/8 29s 24mm ISO100

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Niagara Falls Sunrise
I really have had some good luck with cloud formations. Doubt I could do it any better If I had picked how I would have liked them placed.
This was from 9 minutes earlier than this photo: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+michaelbstuart/posts/1t1DZjDo8KZ
That 9 minutes changes the lighting drastically!
f/8 29s 24mm ISO100

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The Edge...
There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
~ Hunter S. Thompson

Niagara Falls, ON sunrise 4/24/2017
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