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Water (June 16–21, 2005)

Peter Scherbarth

Wimbachklamm

David Schaubert

Brink of American Falls

Niagara Falls State Park, New York, USA

20 June 2005 - 14:58 Eastern

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Living seven miles from the Niagara Falls made the choice for this theme obvious for me.

The Niagara Falls are composed of three smaller falls, the American, Bridal Veil (or Luna) Falls, and the Horseshoe (Canadian) Falls. 12,000 years ago, the Falls started out seven miles north on the Niagara Escarpment. Since then, the continuous erosion has dug a channel from the escarpment to it's present position. An average of 750,000 gallons of fresh water flow over the falls every second although much of the potential flow is diverted before the Falls into hydroelectric projects in both the U.S. and Canada.

This pano's location is along the footpath on the U.S. side of the Falls, just to the south of the Prospect Point Observation Tower, where the east edge of the American Falls is about 10' away. Highlights include the 1060 foot brink of the American Falls with Goat Island in the background (it is between the American and Canadian Falls which are obscured in the mist behind it) and the "Maid of the Mist" tour boats that drive right up to the base of the Canadian Falls. I chose this location as it gives a "different" view of the Falls than most photos present.

This is my first try at a PTMac/PanoTools project. Critiques are welcome.

Equipment

Olympus D-40 Zoom (4.0) w/tripod, Apple PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz, PTMac

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