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So, Niagara Falls again. I’m not going to write too much about the falls this time- I went into more detail in my last post. I took these photos at the same time as the other ones. I usually post my multi-spectral photos separately from my 3D photos, as the latter need special glasses to view.

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The city of Niagara Falls (the Ontario one) is a major tourist location- I haven’t explored it very much, as I’m more interested in natural and historical sites. I did have family in the city, but never explored the downtown. The above photo is of the hotels overlooking the falls; the Niagara River was behind me while I was taking this photo.

It was only a short walk to the lip of the falls:

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The water is very turbulent and seems shallow close to shore(not that I’d ever get close enough to test walking out). Small islands litter the region above the falls. To the left is the American side’s Goat Island. The bridge like structure on the right is a ‘dam’ used to control and direct the flow of the water.


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The above two photos of the Maid of the Mist approaching Horseshoe falls were taken at about the same time; however, my left and right cameras were at differing distances apart. This increases the 3D parallax effect; the greater distance between the two cameras in the lower photo resulted in a more obvious 3D effect to the photo.

On the Behind the Falls tour, I also took a few 3D photos. The first one is at the viewpoint at the base of the falls…

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where I had a good view of the water tumbling over the lip of the falls. I actually took about a dozen 3D photos here- with the way my camera is set up, I have to press down on both the left and right shutter buttons at the same time. With the water moving so fast, even a difference of a 10th of a second between the photos can ruin the picture- the falling water is lower in one eye than in the other. I tried several times to synchronize the button presses, and the above photo was the best.

Finally, I took a photo of the water falling from the edge of the tunnels in the ‘Behind the Falls’ tour.2014 08 18 1148 R SAM_0243 (Large)

The water pouring in gives some idea of the power of the waterfall, but note that algae has been able to tenuously hang from the top of the tunnel. I was amazed by that- it must be able to grow quickly, as it is only a matter of time before it is washed away too. Eventually, the rock and tunnel will be destroyed by the erosion, as the falls moves backwards.


The above photos were taken with two Samsung ES25 cameras.