All lit up

Oh where to start?  I took so many photos in Niagara Falls that it’s almost impossible to choose which ones to post.  Well, I might as well start with the place that we frequented the most on our little mini vacation, and that was Fallsview Casino of course!! LOL

Actually, I was quite happily surprised that my hubby didn’t insist that we stay in the casino 24/7.  After we had checked into our hotel room, we actually went down to see the falls (where I took most of my photos) and then we had supper at The Keg, which turned out to be the best restaurant meal I have had in a long time.  After they rolled us out of The Keg because we were so full (ok, a bit of an exaggeration), we played the slots for quite a few hours, until I finally convinced Mike that we should take a romantic walk to see what the falls looked like at night.  When you walk out behind Fallsview Casino Resort, the falls are right there.  It was a beautiful night and the falls looked gorgeous, but when I turned around I realized there was an even more beautiful sight behind us – the casino lit up against the night sky.

Now, I think everyone will agree that night-time photography can be challenging, and often what looks pretty good on the camera doesn’t live up to your expectations on the computer screen.  At the time I only had my little Canon point and shoot with me which I haven’t really experimented much with because I usually prefer my DSLR, but I started playing around and was quite surprised by the results.  The first photo below is very bright while the second one is more subdued.  Which one do you prefer?

 

 

Once back inside, I also had some fun taking pictures of the glass domed ceiling at the front entrance of the casino, and these are two of my favourites.

 

 

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20 Responses to All lit up

  1. I like the second one best!! (don’t have a specific reason though!!) – & love the rainbow dome abstracts!!! Domes really are awesome structures!! 🙂 **

  2. krikitarts says:

    I like the third one best, but I’d prefer to have the focal point off-center. I’m waiting for your water shots!

    • Don’t worry, water shots will be starting tomorrow, but don’t get too excited though because I was so ecstatic about there being a full rainbow over the falls that I didn’t get a chance to play with shutter speed or anything. I didn’t want to miss the rainbow! Plus I was kept busy wiping off my lens because of the mist from the falls. All shots are handheld too because of the crowds, but I tried to lean on things to keep myself steady. Still, I am pretty happy with what I managed to get though. The rainbow was incredible!!!

  3. Lee Ellzey says:

    Nice photos!

  4. TBM says:

    I like the second one the most, but the first is still pretty cool. In fact they look like two different subjects. Cool!

    • Yes, I like them each for different reasons. As mentioned, I was just using my little point and shoot and was experimenting with the built in settings such as “low light” and “night time portrait”. It was interesting to see the different results. This camera has manual controls as well, but I wanted to see how good the built in settings were.

  5. WOW the colors! I like the second one I think….but the first is real cool too!

  6. tadams4u says:

    Third one for me. Love the colors captured in the dome. Great job!

  7. Gilly Gee says:

    Just beautiful, I like the first dome, its so intricate 🙂

  8. zelmare says:

    I prefer the first one. Love them all, though! I cannot do nighttime photos, have tried a few times, so I really love good night time pictures. 🙂

    • I think that’s my favorite too! A lot of my night time photos turned out really blurry because I should have been using a tripod, but I don’t think my hubby would have been patient enough that. 🙂

  9. Dor says:

    I like the first one shining brightly. Makes me want to go there. I love your domed ceiling shots too. Hope you and Mike won at the casino! 🙂

  10. David Hall says:

    I’m going for the second although they all have their own merits. Love the patterns and colours of the internal shots. A good job.

    • Thank you David! Considering they were taken with a little point and shoot camera which I had only used a couple of times previously, I was quite happy with the results. I wish I could have experimented more, but my hubby only has so much patience with my camera obsession, especially when the casino was calling. LOL

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