On Vacation at Horseshoe Falls, Dawn


This photograph was taken last Thursday morning in Niagara Falls, Canada, where we went on vacation last week. Horseshoe Falls is 167 feet high and 2500 feet wide. 600,000 gallons of water per second flow over the edge!

Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L with Circular Polarizer at 17mm, ISO 200, 1/125s at f/8. Curves adjustments for contrast and saturation, color balancing for tone.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township, by way of Niagara Falls!



This is so beautiful.

I'm happy to see you're done with the flour photos, and I'm really really glad to see some color in this picture. I was having withdrawl due to a lack of beautiful Durham Township color.

Posted by Steve on August 16, 2006 12:55 AM

An amazing photo - the best I have ever seen from the falls.

Posted by Mark on August 16, 2006 1:17 AM

Great shot! I was there for a few days last October(?) and during that entire time, the wind was blowing the spray over the point where you were standing. It was like standing in heavy rain, so my camera had to be kept tucked safely away in that vicinity.

Posted by Gary on August 16, 2006 3:16 AM

Wow, brilliant shot Kathleen...If only that sky had been clear blue...still, a beautiful scene.

Posted by Deano on August 16, 2006 3:20 AM

Love the light on this one.

Posted by Jon on August 16, 2006 3:41 AM

i love those colors. so nice and lovely they are. but what captured my eye directly is that lovely sunset on the right side. its perfect detail in this image and gives it more color. when i see photos like this i feel inner peace and happiness. i think that this one really is one of you best. have a great day K. :)

Posted by bruno on August 16, 2006 6:08 AM

Beautiful shot of the falls, out of the many images that I've seen taken here this has to be one of the best.

Posted by Steve W on August 16, 2006 6:13 AM

Welcome to Canada :-)

Posted by Sean Galbraith on August 16, 2006 6:31 AM

Beautiful shot. I love how the mist brings your eye up to the sky.

Posted by laanba on August 16, 2006 7:05 AM

Nicely done!

Posted by Ted on August 16, 2006 7:12 AM

Excellent tones, love this shot!

Posted by Craig Wilson on August 16, 2006 9:06 AM

that is too funny! i just got off the phone with some hotels trying to get a room in niagara falls. i thought it'd be nice to take my 6 year old daughter up there for quick trip (we live in erie, pa) before she goes back to school next week...

great shot... the falls are certainly beautiful

Posted by ron on August 16, 2006 9:11 AM

Absolutely, amazingly, stunningly, lovely!

Every element in this shot is wonderful. The tones the details, the timing, the view, everything. This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth and you captured it perfectly

Posted by Laurie on August 16, 2006 9:32 AM

Allow me to add my own "Wow! Spectacular!" to the list of already fabulous comments. This image is truly superb - I'm particularly struck by the light you've captured. So beautiful.

Posted by Daniel Seguin on August 16, 2006 9:49 AM

Amazing. Beautiful shot of the falls. Just as I remember it. Thanks :)

Posted by Noreen on August 16, 2006 10:16 AM

Stop using Photoshop I can't take your work seriously

Posted by Brian on August 16, 2006 1:13 PM

hard not to like one of the seven wonders of the world, but that dark vignetting in the upper right is distracting...considering it travels down the right side a bit too.
I like the greens in the water though!

Posted by CrankPhoto on August 16, 2006 2:15 PM

an awe inspiring image for an awe inspiring scene is the best way I can describe this! you've done a great job. Love the colours :D

Posted by JD on August 16, 2006 3:22 PM

Holy cow, that is incredible, just incredible. Would make a great large print.

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Posted by Lama on August 16, 2006 7:16 PM

Just a wonderful photograph.The mist rising up,caught up in the sunlight makes this work very well.And the immense water falling over makes this a wonderful shot.
Well done.

Posted by ct on August 16, 2006 7:43 PM

Stunning, as always. :-)

Posted by Rick on August 16, 2006 11:36 PM

This is a beautiful. Hope you had a fun vacation :)

Posted by Jeet on August 16, 2006 11:55 PM

Beautiful _ i wish I could do this! Lovely.

Posted by LwS on August 17, 2006 3:50 AM

Beautiful colors.

Posted by chiara on August 17, 2006 6:35 AM

stunning light and colors... i've been there to a couple of years ago, so this one brings back some good memories of (ontario) canada!

Posted by javga on August 17, 2006 6:09 PM

Nothing short of breathtaking. Great work Kathleen. Cheers!

Posted by Noor Hazmee on August 17, 2006 10:57 PM

impressive image as always! love the colours through the mist of the water..

Posted by david kleinert on August 18, 2006 2:28 AM

Simply stunning, your work in general lately has been super.

Posted by Garth on August 18, 2006 3:33 AM

This is an amazing use of light. I could stare at it all day.

Posted by Bonnie on August 18, 2006 11:25 AM

Wow!! Fantastic shot. I love the colours and the lighting. Nice piece of work. Bravo!

Posted by Claude on August 18, 2006 1:53 PM

This one makes me think of Jeanette Winterson’s "Lighthousekeeping", where the Author is astounded by the unlimited powers of the Nature. She’s right – only human has the obsession of measuring.
Well done, as always.

Posted by Marta on August 18, 2006 4:30 PM

Simply spectacular.

Posted by Simon C on August 18, 2006 7:17 PM

That's very surreal but fantastic.

Posted by Jamey on August 24, 2006 10:27 PM

Wow, wow, wow! Amazing. Mist is difficult to get but you did it very well.

Posted by kristarella on August 31, 2006 6:02 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your gift with us...

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