This week I had to drive to Toronto for a very short visit not related to my photography business. It was all about family. At first I was not even planning to bring my Canon 60D since Lumix LX7 is the perfect camera for such events. But then, while packing for the trip, it just hit me that Toronto is just short drive away from one of the most iconic travel photography destinations in the world and it’s been years since I visited it.
My new adjusted plan was to stay overnight at Niagara Falls to be able to photograph both sunset and sunrise before driving home to Montreal.
It was early evening when I arrived to Niagara Falls. The heavy rain stopped shortly after my arrival and I was presented with some amazing travel photography opportunities. Like this one.
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Camera: Canon 60
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length: 10mm
Bracketing: 3 shots (-1; 0, +1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442
Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40
Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3 photos to tone map image (-1; 0, +1). 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (Check my tutorial Before & After – HDR With Photomatix)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, contrast. I used Stamp Tool to mask tree branches in the foreground.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water) – check my Topaz DeNoise Product Review.
- Nik Color Efex Pro was used to boost local contrast and colors.