The Niagara Falls captured from a helicopter. Wow, what an impression hearing the roaring sound of the falls and looking down only through a little piece of glass. Scanned from a negative captured by a Canon A1.
The Niagara Falls area has seen continuous settlement since the 17th century, first by the Iroquois and then by Europeans who were drawn to the immense falls. Louis Hennepin, a French priest, is regarded as the first European to visit the area in the 1670s.
Tourism started in the early 19th century and has been a vital part of the local economy since that time. As well as the obvious attractions of the falls, Niagara Falls markets itself as a honeymoon destination and is self-proclaimed as the honeymoon capital of the world.
With the creation of a Niagara regional government in 1970, the city amalgamated with the village of Chippawa and surrounding Willoughby, Crowland, and Stamford Townships, creating the present-day municipal boundaries.(Wikipedia)
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pajaran (45627) 2009-09-09 5:56
Pozdrav iz Srbije.
Gledam i uzivam ...
Divan pogled. Dobra kompozicija,boje i ostrina snimka.
Dobar ugao snimka.
Prijatan dan-popodne, Paja.
belido (19934) 2009-09-09 6:12
tell me, is there any place you didn't go? :)) What a great view of the Niagara Falls. It's really impressive. The quality of the photo is great. Superb details and good exposure. Well done!
Tweety (4546) 2009-09-09 7:06
Quelle vue très impressionnante ! Pour quelqu'un comme moi qui ne connaît pas les lieux, c'est une photo très interessante.
Bravo à toi.
npecanhuk (59098) 2009-09-09 7:27
I think I've already told you I'm crazy for aerial pictures and this one is magnificent!
The Niagara Falls are so wonderful and from this point of view they are fantastic!
TFS - congratulations!
Nicou (111529) 2009-09-09 8:39
Fantastique vue des chuttes du Niagar, avec l'exposition de la chutte d'eau et l'évaporation, le rapides blanc à l'avant ce bleu vert, grandiose image.
Bravo et amitié
Buin (42246) 2009-09-09 9:09
Wowww! Ein toller Blick, oder besser gesagt, Überblick. Schön, wie man die Stromschnellen oberhalb der Fälle sehen kann - und die offebar perfekte touristische Erschließung. Sehr interessant!
Grüße aus dem sommerlichen Westfalen!
john1 (4028) 2009-09-09 9:13
Excellent aeral view of the niagara falls.
Good quality photo, great composition.
pierrefonds (53370) 2009-09-09 14:57
The aerial view of Niagara Falls is impressive. It is allowing us to see the beauty of the falls. It is well framed. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
paololg (31448) 2009-09-09 15:22
Ciao dear Achim,
I love so much the aerial views, especially when so suggestive and well realized. Excellent work with the scanner, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!
Vasa (16658) 2009-09-09 15:45
So nice view on Niagara. Your privilege Achim you are sharing with the Planet. So thankful,
bukitgolfb301 (33776) 2009-09-09 16:12
Hello my dear Achim
What an another super great landscape shot.
Good and stable framework, nice composition and sharp focusing in depth as usual. Dynamic angle is splendid and marvelous! Did you charter the helicopter ?Congratulation on your masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a Good day !
gunbud (34066) 2009-09-09 20:38
What a wonderful shot from this lofty prespective.
Wonderful textures and lines of swirling waters that contrast brillintly with the green countryside.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-09-10 0:45
This shot puts a whole new perspective on the falls, nice capture. Good sharpness and detail. Thanks for sharing.
snunney (76556) 2009-09-10 0:53
A splendid image looking down onto the falls, which puts the whole scene in perspective. The quality is excellent.
shevchenko (18989) 2009-09-10 2:15
Fantastic, good bird view shoot to show the Niagara Falls from a distance, clear to see the amazing geographical feature, completely with including some architectures, distinct photo, well done.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2009-09-10 2:26
Spectacular POV! That unusual view is, for sure, amazing!
I like how small it seems...
Amaz (11475) 2009-09-10 4:29
Very impressive capture, Achim!!!
Excellent view over this peculiar place!!
Fine composition and correct POV!!
Very well done!!!
gildasjan (40256) 2009-09-10 4:46
Un POV qui nous laisse admirer la beauté du lieu,il faut reconnaitre que ces chutes sont impressionnantes.Du beau spectacle.
paura (47166) 2009-09-10 5:08
Supperb pov here! The composition is also very nice to show one of the most interesting place in the world.
ChrisJ (93442) 2009-09-10 5:30
An impressive aerial view of Niagara Falls with good sharpness, & pov. I hadn't realised the bed of the St Lawrence river, was so tiered upstream, before. Tfs!
claudeD (28982) 2009-09-10 6:51
its very rare to find a heli-view from the impressive Niagara falls.Excellent allover view.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Gerrit (43775) 2009-09-10 8:41
very impressive view from out of the sky. It looks very big in stead of small.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-09-10 9:22
Hi, Achim -
Good helicopter shot, and great quality for a scan.
Silvio1953 (111284) 2009-09-10 10:12
Ciao Achim, fantastic POV for wonderful waterfall, splendid composition with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
danos (80977) 2009-09-10 11:05
this a fabulous panoramic view of the Niagara falls that i see for the first time. Excellent the POV and the perspective,as the quality of the scanned negative.Well done.
Graal (94194) 2009-09-10 23:25
good presentation of famous waterfall. Superb picture from Your archive. I like it a lot.
sacimar (25971) 2009-09-11 8:43
another impressive view of the falls from the air, the composition is interesting, nice place and nice job,
Docarmo (9639) 2009-09-11 10:50
What a fantastic shot! It is excellent, with high quality technical skills. And the place is beautiful!
feather (51130) 2009-09-11 14:21
I am filled with envy, as when we were here we planned to do the helicopter flight and ran out of time after going on the Maid of the Mist. This bird's eye view is fantastic and gives us a great impression of the bends in the river as well as both falls.
mkamionka (28456) 2009-09-11 23:23
great point of view :)
I had the pleasure to see the falls but just from the earth.
Your perspective is very original and gives some imagination about what to expect there. I like it very much.
buscape (6219) 2009-09-13 11:43
eindrucksvoller Blick hinunter auf die Niagara Wasserfälle. Die Vogelperspektive ermöglicht einen sehr guten Gesamteindruck der Wasserfälle und die Bildqualität ist für einen Scan auch sehr gut. Mit was scannst du denn deine Dias? Da hätte ich nämlich auch noch einige, die dringend digitalisiert werden sollten.
Viele Grüsse aus dem Donautal,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-09-14 2:03
Wonderful picture of the Niagara Falls.
Magnificent details and colours
Very well seen and done
Have a nice week
jemaflor (77550) 2009-09-14 11:41
A great sight, an original pov about these falls, interesting and well taken.
JCG (35129) 2009-09-15 4:14
Splendid point of view in Google Earth on these so famous water falls !!! I like much the beautiful quality of the image which enables us to appreciate many details. This general sight is very interesting. Well done Achim, cheer.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
hopsy_life (101) 2009-09-16 3:37
Wonderful nature and nice waterfall. Wonderful colours and composition.
clic (13270) 2009-09-19 6:41
What a splendid overall picture including the American smaller fall that makes me thing of those satellite views seen on GoogleEarth!
Very interesting small falls upstream the abyss.
Thanks for your visit in my album.
Angshu (53990) 2009-09-19 21:39
I must have seen thousands of pictures of the Niagara, but never as amazing as this. This is a totally new POV I'm seeing this picture, from high above & I also can seem to hear the thunderous roar coming from the falls below. Amazing!
Jakab (3867) 2009-09-28 14:24
ach, das ist wirklich wunderbar! Am schönsten ist, dass (im Gegensatz zu vielen Luftaufnahmen) die Landschaft hier nicht als eine Landkarte erscheint, sondern mit spürbaren Tiefen. Dein Erlebnis kann ich natürlich nicht haben, ich kann aber schon ahnen, was Du dort erlebt hast - und das ist eigentlich das Ziel von TE.
testmaniac (13508) 2009-09-29 21:03
Hi Achim, no doubt attractive photo! I like it!
pablominto (53744) 2009-10-02 22:01
Definitely on the list of the Top Ten Most Photographed sites, but the airborne point of view is not that common!
Well framed with excellent sharpness, lots of interesting details to explore...
You found a fine angle here, and did a nice job in post processing!
Silversnow (2319) 2009-11-04 11:02
wow, you were quite lucky to be able to get in a helicopter above those falls :)
Quite the impressive POV you have on the horse shoe there, it seems as gery as it was when I was last there: http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=5&p=898402
Although your picture predates widespread digital photography, it is a good example of what could be well-done in those days, a great composition.