Sky Watch Over the Niagara River

This is the Upper Niagara River. The maximum width of the river is 8500 feet at Buffalo/Fort Erie and it narrows to about 1500 feet at Squaw Island below the Peace Bridge, in Buffalo. What is strange, is that researching the widest river in the US and the world, there were so many claiming to be the widest. I could not get a consensus on just one answer for each, but the Niagara River is nowhere near the widest. When you see the image above, it does look like a lake instead.

The view above and below is looking at the Grand Island Bridge to the largest island in the Niagara River at 27 square miles. The largest island in the world appears to be Greenland at 822,706 square miles. I lived on Grand Island when I first moved to New York.

The International Niagara Control Dam is located upstream from the Horseshoe Falls, below, and has 18 control gates to regulate the flow of water over the Falls.

The 35 mile long river is not actually a river because it connects two bodies of water and it is often referred to as a strait. It connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, flowing north. Many different professions have been interested in The Niagara River, from geologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, botanists, mechanics, and electricians.

The longest river in the world is not too surprising. It is the Nile at around 4,160 miles. I say about because it appears no one can agree on this either. And oddly enough, they can not agree on the length of the short Niagara River either. Some had it listed at 22 miles long and these came from sources that should actually know.

 In the Center of the Niagara River

Niagara River below the Rainbow Bridge along the Canadian shoreline.

Sky above with Altocumulus perlucidus clouds.

This photo below, is one of the water intakes that are used to divert water for hydro-electric generating.

And down on the farm.

 Next post we will be back on Garden Walk Buffalo. Always lots to see.

Sky Watch Over Niagara with GGW

Light Up the Sky….

As day turns to night…

 the Skyline at Niagara Falls, Canada …..

 EXPLODES in….  COLOR

As seen from the Rainbow Bridge at 10 p.m. 

The camera was set to Manual Mode for all images shown. My camera has a Bulb Mode which can allow for the shutter to release as desired. But I just set it for 5 second exposures at f29.

These are actually above the Niagara River. The area between the two nations.

Lotsa Color in the Finale…

 Probably I should note this image…. it is both a pan and a slow shutter speed, with a filter on the lens, just in case you were wondering. I like it, but maybe a little too much playing around.

 And Gardening Gone Wild

Show the Motion