The photographer: Dave Edwards of Sacramento
Behind the lens: Despite growing up in New Jersey, I had never been to Niagara Falls until a wedding in upstate New York afforded my wife and I a chance to experience this great natural wonder, which did not disappoint! We stayed on the quieter U.S. side, which provides ample opportunities for getting up close to the thundering water. This photo is looking at the American Falls and Goat Island, which is part of a New York state park (the oldest state park in the United States) between the Canadian and American Falls. Incredibly, the water that flows over the falls is 50 percent or less at any given time as the water is diverted upstream for hydroelectric power generation and other uses. Use of a tripod allowed for the flow of the water to be smooth while people were included on the far right to illustrate the massiveness of the flow.
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