Posted on April 17, 2016
Hilton Falls is a rather pleasant conservation area a few miles inland from Oakville, featuring a number of nice and easy walks in the woods that cover that part of the Niagara Escarpment.
This picture is of the falls themselves, shot using a variable ND filter; timing was critical, to find a gap of several seconds when people weren’t clambering around or behind the water…!
In the Nineteenth Century there were sawmills here, but all that remains now are a few stones.
For those wondering, the precise 9.6 sec exposure was absolutely planned for to get the exact exposure required, and not under any circumstances the result of counting to ten under my breath before closing the shutter! 😉
Posted on March 1, 2015
This winter has been another rather nippy one (although, so far, rather less long drawn-out than last year’s), with one result being that the American Falls at Niagara have largely frozen over.
All the headlines in the news made it sound like it was the Horseshoe Falls that froze over; naturally it wasn’t!
Regardless, the American Falls are still pretty impressive with this much ice on them.
(nerd note: the long exposure courtesy of a variable ND filter)