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Feb 20, 2010, 8:22:06 AM
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Morning Glow by Dani-Lefrancois Morning Glow by Dani-Lefrancois
Canadian Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario


Sunrise over the majestic Canadian falls yesterday morning.

I had been planning on going back to the falls for a sunrise, but the many times I have attempted before, it was always overcast when i got there. Niagara Falls, the actual falls have different weather than the rest of the city.

So I woke up at 5am, looked outside and i saw stars, so i was off and running. The falls are about 20 minutes from my house via highway. I had my fingers crossed then entire way there, got there at 6:06am. Had free parking as it was early morning. =D

I parked close to the new foot bridge to cross the road (such a good idea) .. walked through the closed but yet open Table Rock building. Then i went through the doors outside to the falls, and promptly fell on the ice. It was too early for it to be salted. :( I had my camera around my neck, my tripod in one hand and my hot French Vanilla cappuccino in my other hand. I scraped one knee :( but i didnt spill my cappuccino=D=D. After a bunch of cursing I managed to set myself up and take some shots while i waited for the sun to come up.

I now have a battle wound. Dani Vs Niagara Falls.. who do you think won?



ps. my time on my camera is wrong, this was taken at 7:22am.



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Given 2010-03-03
Morning Glow by =photographybydani
The suggester wrote: "This shot pure blew me away, one of the best I can ever remember having seen of the falls."

( Suggested by Meowgli and Featured by NyssaCreative )
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To start, I love how this artist has captured the mist rising from the falls in a perfectly resplendent manner, and the gradiance looks amazing. I would also like to note how the sun's usually flooding light is tamed by the misty banner. The morning light makes this piece shine,as it reflects on just the top edge of the falls and makes the mist saturated with color. Had this been taken at any other time of day, it would be too bright, or the color would no longer be in the mist and it would look dull. Truly a resplendent piece. 5 stars.
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the information, Dani! I've sent you a note about the filter :)
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
I used a Cokin grad filter for this image. the Hoya NDx400 is a great filter. I have one that i dont use very often because I use my grad filters far more often. If you are interested in buying one and experimenting, let me know and i can sell you mine for a good price.
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What filters did you use to achieve the perfect exposure both in land(or water) and sky? I was wondering about buy a Hoya NDx400. What you think about?
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
:P Thank you
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:iconwyrdafell:
Wyrdafell Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so unbelievable beautiful :)
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I like it best in winter!
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:iconjonathan49:
jonathan49 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful I seen Niagara Falls both on the American side and the Canadian side.
But I have never seen it with snow before......... Wow!
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TkNo0dLeSXD Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) thanks
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo really catched my eye ;) wonderful!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) thanks :)
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:iconmarinsuslic:
marinsuslic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
how amazing is that! love it! :D
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) thanx
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Gorgeous! :D
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OnlineSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
My pleasure! :heart:
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sylverface Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem =D
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
:):) thanx
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sylverface Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wowww
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the kind words!
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:icononlinesunshine:
OnlineSunshine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Wow, so amazing and thoroughly deserving of a DD!!! :heart:
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's a beautiful place for sure!
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hollylyn64 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Such a beautiful place. Would love to visit there.
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:iconsmutyo:
smutyo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!
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:iconhikester:
hikester Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Stunning!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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CinnamonFumes Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Oh my God! That would actually be worth getting up early for! No wonder you got a DD for it! Congrats and well done!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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Corazon777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Cortanas-7hrD-LOveR Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :)
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) thanx
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MarkHossackPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Always loved this one of yours!
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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transcendelia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
wow simply amazing!!!!
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
you're most welcome! :D
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thankyou!
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:iconti-design:
ti-DESIGN Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, beautiful. I love the lighting.
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconlife-flashes:
life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
simply stunning! :love:
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Wolfen-witch Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! Love the sun peeking through the mist.
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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Tasha507 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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PaulBrozenich Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Photographer
No problem; very nice work :)
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m-angel05 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay.
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! my work is mainly of canada.. i havent traveled south to the USA very much!
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:icondani-lefrancois:
Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!!
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