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This is a photo of a gazebo located in Queen’s Royal Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The park is located at the mouth of the Niagara River as it flows into Lake Ontario. In the background you can see Fort Niagara, which was built in 1726, in Youngstown, N.Y. To the left of the gazbo ( past the edge of the photo) , on a clear day you can see the Toronto Skyline

This gazebo was built for the Stephen King movie “The Dead Zone” starring Christopher Walkin. When the movie was finished they donated it to the town

ps I downloaded this photo a few days ago but after looking at it I thought it missed something. I have spent probably 4 hours in the last two days with my camera on the tripod waiting for a boat or two to go by but whenever a boat sailed past it was near Fort Niagara. It is but a speck on the photo. The town was also full of tourists so it was hard to get a shot without people all around. Hopefully this is a bit better as I changed the angle a bit

Nikon D80
ISO 100
2/3 EV
15 – 55mm lens
1/100 at f/ 10
focal length 33 mm


  • Gerry Myers
    Gerry Myersover 5 years ago

    very nice

  • thank you very much Gerry

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot! I like how the trees frame your gazebo so beautifully.

  • thank you very much

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    Oh, DAVE!!!!!! This is glorious!!!! What a wonderfully richly colored image … perfectly composed!!! I love the angle … it’s wonderful with the framing curve of the leaves!!!!! Well done!!!

  • thank you very much Lois. I took over 200 photos in my many trips to get this shot. It was tough because there were trees around and it didn’t look good with a big trunk on one side of the photo. I also tried taking a bunch of photos with birds, sailboats etc and then planned to combine them all in photoshop. Unfortunately when I put them in photoshop it converted the photos to 8 bit. Ater 2 hours of combining all the images together I put it back in lightroom and it just didn’t look right. Another learning experience.
    thanks again

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • oops! I almost forgot. Thanks for adding this to your favorites Lois. Very nice of you

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Cool photo, love that blue sky and the gazebo with flowers, you could enter this one into the benches group! Dee

  • thank you very much for your king comments and your suggestion Diane. I will look into the benches group but they may want the benches to be more prominent in the photo. thanks again

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Wow…what a beautiful composition. Truly lovely.

  • thank you very much Wendi

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    I hear ya … I’ve got a spot on the side of the mountain that I’ve shot in all seasons, with all camera settings, all different times of day … and I still can’t get OUT of the camera what my eye sees!!! Even went out and got the Cokin nd filter system … but I’m still not pleased!!!! But I’ll get it one of these days!!!! So I totally understand!!!!!

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous view, great composition and detail. This is postcard perfect.

  • thank you very much Eric. As I told Lois, it took me many a shot and a few trips back and forth to the park to get this angle. I am sure a pro would have done it proper the first time but it was another learning experience.

    thanks again

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful place, and great capture.

  • thank you very much ilpo

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful, lovely scene!

  • thank you very much

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    wonderfully captured dave

  • thank you very much Maggie

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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