Niagara Falls Festival of Lights

Monday, January 2, 2012
 I’ve had my new Canon Rebel T3 as my Christmas present, and I’ve had some opportunities to test it out. However I haven’t had as much time as I wanted due to the cold weather , but with Spring upon us, those opportunities will surely grow. As a new Digital SLR owner, I am still learning proper terminology and techniques. This blog is for me to share experiences, as well as learn from my readers.

My husband and I didn’t have work today, so he decided to take me to Winter Festival of Lights across the Canada border.   It was a beautiful night of winter. I took my Canon Rebel T3  along to get some more experience using it, hoping to get some decent shots. To clarify the conditions while I was taking these photos, it was quite dark and wet. My camera was set at Aperture Priority, and the entire time I was trying to find the proper Shutter Speed and ISO. My first few shoots I was very disappointed. I couldn't make it perfect or set it in right camera settings.

To start out, I’ve primarily kept the camera on NIGHT mode, just to get a feel of the camera and its abilities. One of the first differences I’ve noticed from the digital point-and-shoot models I’ve owned is “depth of field”. With my old cameras, when a picture was taken, everything in the photo was generally in focus. With my T3, that isn’t necessarily the case. Depending on the aperture setting, the entire photo may be crisp and clear, or perhaps just one object while everything else is blurry. At times, the camera has focused on the wrong object, causing a poor photograph.

Below is an example of a few of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera. Comments and tips are appreciated.


Niagara Falls Spectacular Lights at Night


Noah's Ark and water reflections , Dufferin Island


Whale and Dolphin

Illuminous Canadian Flag

13 comments:

  1. You did great in Noah's ark light photography, keep it up!

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  2. amazing pictures.:) it would be nice to witness that festival someday.

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  3. Beautiful photos! Niagara Falls is on my bucket list.

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  4. These are totally cool photos, looks like a fun night!

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  5. Beautifl! I have always wanted to visit

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  6. That is one of the most beautiful sights ever. I so wish I could go in person, but love the pics.

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  7. Wow--I would love to go to Niagara Falls and see those light shows in person!

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  8. You got some great photos! Can't wait to see all the pictures you will take as you learn more about your new camera.

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  9. That is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing, hope to see it in person one day.

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  10. I wish to see the Niagara falls in the Canadian border someday. we went there like a couple of years ago but only on the US side. beautiful pics by the way.

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  11. Pretty cool, been there many times and hopefully during our Wedding anniversary, we'll be able to visit Canada's side

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  12. We'd been to Niagara Falls and it was really awesome, would like to go back there this summer! Those photos are so cool!

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  13. Haven't seen Niagara Falls with my naked eyes, maybe someday. It would be an awesome experience.

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