This is a photo of the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. In the background is the Rainbow bridge connecting Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, Canada. The Horseshoe Falls which is not shown in the photo was to my back. I originally intended to shoot the American Falls with the Horseshoe Falls in the background but the wind was blowing in the wrong direction and the mist was blowing into my lens.
The falls receive approximately 10% of the flow from Niagara River, with most of the rest going over Horseshoe Falls, from which it is separated by Goat Island. It has a straight line crest width of about 830 feet (250 m). If measured along the jagged lip of the falls, the crest is about 950 feet (290 m) long. The torrent of water passing over the crest of the falls is about 2 feet (0.61 m) deep.
The height of the American Falls ranges between 70 to 110 feet (21–34 m). This measurement is taken from the top of the Falls to top of the rock pile (talus). The height of the Falls from the top of the Falls to the river is 188 feet (57 m)
1/6 sec at f/11
Nikkor 15-55mm lens
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