Blast from the Past Series, Episode I: Lower Niagara Rapids

November 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Niagara River Wave, Wild White Water, Class 6 Rapids, Niagara River Gorge, Niagara Falls, New York (NY).Niagara River WaveWild White Water

I have long wanted to start this series. And for so many reasons. It can feel completely unintuitive as I cannot keep up with my recent pictures and most of them from the last several years are collecting dust bits on my hard drive yet to see the light of the day. As such, why go so much back then? I am hoping that combining my backward progress with a forward progress from a past point will yield a nice variety of photos. It will also allow me to compare old photographs with new ones and see how they technically compare, as well as how my vision and technique changed over time. I hope you will all have as much fun with this new Blast from the Past Series as I am already having, and it's only Episode I.

So today, we are time traveling back to 2006 when I took my then new D200 on its first outdoor expedition to one of my favorite local spots. Despite the Niagara Falls getting most of the attention with tourists, to me, it is the Niagara Gorge that I like to visit over and over. And as far as the tourists go, I do not mind them staying by the Falls. That is part of the attraction of the gorge.

Talking about the comparison to later photos, feel free to review my September 2012 post Where the River Rages - Niagara River Gorge. That on the other hand was one of the last outings with the D200 before it was relegated to a role of a backup camera.

Old vs. New, Church and Casino, Niagara Falls, NY.Old / NewNiagara Falls On the way back from the gorge I passed through Niagara Falls, New York, and found a few interesting city scenes to complement my natural captures. In the one I am sharing with you here I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of the historic church and the then new building of the Seneca Niagara Casino. And I guess it juxtaposes more than the architectural looks.

I hope you enjoyed today's trip 8 years back (Wow, it really is 8 years! Doing the math blindly does not feel so bad but once I think about it, that's quite a while!). Once I take this series successfully on the road, I would like to teleport even further back to where my experience with digital photography started. But that is for another day.

Thanks for visiting, have fun!


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