A Thrill and a View

© Lisa J. Boulden

 A Thrill and a View

Uploaded: October 21, 2008


An autumn sunrise over the Niagara Gorge.
Built in 1913, the Whirlpool Aero Car takes visitors 250 feet above the most turbulent waters of the lower Niagara River. Travelling the 1800 foot span (in each direction) one crosses the US/Canada border four times and can get breathtaking views of the gorge and the whirlpool rapids below.
It's difficult to gain perspective from this view, but the waves in these treacherous waters are 15-20 feet high!
Sigma 10-20mm with Kaisemann Polarizer

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: -0.50, ExposureTime: 10/300 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 220, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 13.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Sherry L. Davis October 21, 2008

Spectacular view and capture, Lisa! Looks gorgeous there! #1020496

Jeana Clark October 21, 2008

A thrill is Right Lisa!!!
Beautiful lighting on this gorgeous scene!!!

~J~ #6631766

Ron McEwan October 21, 2008

WOW! Just a all around stunning shot. What day did you shoot this one. I want to plan my trip there accordingly. RON #6631822

Girish Vaghela level-classic October 21, 2008

All elements are spectacular and so exploratory, Great capture, Lisa! #6631839

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 21, 2008

Thank you for such lovely comments, Sherry, Jeana, and Ron.
Ron, I captured this yesterday morning, at about 9am, from Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls, NY. I made it a point to get there rather early because, by 10am, most of this view would be in shadow. Have a great trip. If you (or anyone) would like tips of suggestions on planning your Niagara, USA trip, feel free to contact me.
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6631859

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 21, 2008

This is just a lovely image you captured here, Lisa, love your vantage point.

Dominick #6631881

Shannon D. Miller October 21, 2008

Lisa! What a STUNNING capture, with amazing colors! Love the details and perspective! Love it! Shannon~ #6631916

Terry Cervi level-classic October 21, 2008

Lisa, this is probably the most beautiful photo of this area that I've seen! Just gorgeous work! #6631932

Cheryl E. Davis October 21, 2008

Wonderful capture, Lisa! You made it to the falls just in time for some nice light. #6631976

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe October 21, 2008

Breathtaking view Lisa! The way the sun is hitting the gorgeous fall foliage is stunning. The color of the water is beautiful and the sky is gorgeous. What a view one must have from the cable car. Love the way you captured the waves. Terrific details, composition, colors and lighting. Fantastic work and is a winner in my book. Lisa B #6632222

ROLAN NARMAN October 21, 2008

Spectacular image with great fall colors, and pov! Excellent job Lisa! #6632325

David Phalen October 21, 2008

Awesome POV, light and colors in this beauty!! #6632459

Eli Boschetto October 21, 2008

What a spectacular scene, Lisa! Love how the POV leaves you wanting to see more! And the lighting and color is fantastic! Well done!! #6633479

Tammy Espino October 21, 2008

Breath taking view!!! Wow! #6633610

Sam Britt October 21, 2008

Beautiful image, Lisa. Happy Birthday!! #6633637

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 21, 2008

AWSOME capture Lisa, I sure hope I get to see this spectacular sight someday.
I hope yo are having a wonderful Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

OK, I will sing......LOLOLOLOL

Happy Biiiiiiiiiiirthday to YOUUUUUUUU
Happy Biiiiiiiiiiirthday to Youuuuuuuu
Happy Birthday dear Lisa,
Happy Biiiiiiiiiiiiirthday to Youuuuuu


frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 21, 2008

Lisa- Happy Birthday. Your title sure saids alot about the picture and it is a thrill and a view. Amazing work in captureing this car going across. The rapid water below, the autumn colors, composition, colors, clarity, all fasinating and beautifully breath taking.
Incredible work #6633837

MELODIE C. ROBERTS October 21, 2008

You Couldn't PAY Me enough!!!
What a Spectacular capture Lisa!!!
Well Done!!

They Say it's Your Birthday!!! ;0)
Hope it Has Been happy!!! #6633908

Kimi A. Phillips October 21, 2008

Your Niagara images are the BEST! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA!:) #6634005

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 21, 2008

INCREDIBLE, Lisa!!!!! Such a gorgeous scened!!!!! ♫ k #6634391

A P October 21, 2008

Awesome capture Lisa and I'd love to do that but my husband wouldn't go with me LOL Happy Birthday Honey. Hope it's your BEST ONE EVER!!! #6634462

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe October 21, 2008

Stunning view, Lisa!! Would love to go on that ride!! Happy Birthday!!! Hope its been a great one!! #6634513

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 21, 2008

What great BetterBuddies you are!!!
Thank you for such sweet birthday wishes and for your kind comments on this image.
Had a great day! A good friend and I went shopping at a local camera shop, where I bought myself a new tripod. (Happy Birthday to ME!) We then went to lunch. I just returned from the Sabres-Bruins game with my family --- and the Sabres WON!!! Before we left the house, they gave me a great present - a new lens. Sigma's 150-500 OS. Can't wait to take it for a spin!
And to return home from the game, and see all of your birthday blessings here on BP, was simply icing on my birthday cake!
Thank you all again! And a special thanks to Peaches, for her beautiful floral card and for the song.
Bright blessings, Lisa♥ #6634840

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 21, 2008

Awesome capture, Lisa! Many birthday blessings to you, Lisa. Glad to hear that you had such a great day!! #6634948

Brett Dolsen October 21, 2008

Spectacular view,lighting and colour Lisa!!Sounds like you had a wonderfull Birthday, enjoy the new toys and give us some great new shots!!Bret #6635180

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008

gorgeous.... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!!!!!! #6635625

Daniella Puente October 22, 2008

Awesome light, colors and view Lisa!

HAPPY B-DAY LISA I hope you have had a wonderful day, BIG HUG :)))) #6638278

Max Aureli October 23, 2008

This a fantastic scenery!!! Great light and beautiful Autumn tones!!
Happy Birthday Lisa!!! #6648963

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic October 26, 2008

Beautiful image Lisa and a very Happy (belated) Birthday.
JP #6662510

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 26, 2008

Had a wonderful birthday/week!
Thanks you, Ellen, Brett, Daniella, Stefania, Max, JP, and all, for the birthday wishes.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6663441

Bill Knaps October 27, 2008

Happy birthday Lisa and I am happy you had a nice week. This is a beautiful capture. 20ft waves. Wow....Another winner here. Bill #6666779

Bob D. Hall level-classic October 30, 2008

Beautiful panoramic view, Lisa!!!
Happy birthday!
Our oldest grandson turns 21 today. It must be a good day! #6683345

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 30, 2008

Looks like I missed your birthday and this gorgeous image!!! Hope you had a great day and are enjoying the new lens. We went to Niagara Fall twice but it was several years back and I was still in "snapshot" mode...would love to visit again! You should do their tourist brochures!!! #6683641

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 25, 2009

Amazing image with beautiful fall color. #7326760

Tammy Espino May 18, 2011

Big congratulations on your finalist :) #9411070

Kathy Cline level-classic May 18, 2011

I need to go visit this place. WHAT A VIEW!
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Jeana Clark May 18, 2011

Woweeeeeee! This is Spectacular!!!
Congratulations Lisa on this wonderfully deserving Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #9411473

Amy M. Wilson May 18, 2011

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist, Lisa!! #9411849

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 18, 2011

Hey, Congrats again, Lisa! Well deserving! #9411980


Congrats Lisa, you are on a roll girl!

jo ann c. #9412198

Kim Andelkovic May 19, 2011

Congrats on your awesome finalist :-) #9412919

Terry Cervi level-classic May 19, 2011

I've always loved this one, Lisa!! Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #9413986

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 19, 2011

Fantastic colors and composition Lisa on a well deserved finalist. congrats. #9414005

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic May 19, 2011

Gorgeous view and colors Lisa. Congratulations on a well deserved finalist!! #9414436

Debra R. Harder May 19, 2011

WOW...your POV and lighting here is FABULOUS, Lisa! Huge congratulations on another FANTASTIC finalist! Deb #9416000

Patti Coblentz May 20, 2011

This is just breathtaking, Lisa...congratulations on your finalist! #9417128

Merna L. Nobile May 20, 2011

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna #9417511

Ken Smith level-classic May 22, 2011

Beautiful work, Lisa..congrats on your silver! #9422362

Nadia Paul May 24, 2011

Just gorgeous Lisa - congrats! #9426768

Wm Nosal June 02, 2011

WOW! Beautiful Image, Lisa!
What A Wonderful Gallery #9441316

Bunny Snow level-classic September 25, 2011

Beautiful lighting, color and tonality. I love the sharpness, clarity and details, as well as the perspective. This is a beautiful image, Lisa.
Congratulations on your finalist!!! #9692751

Wm Nosal September 25, 2011

Congratulations, Lisa! #9692781

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