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“Across the Niagara” – Youngstown, New York

“Across the Niagara” - Youngstown, New York.jpg

A very brief post for today, as I write from my hotel room in Niagara-on-the-Lake, sifting through all my photos and doing a quick edit.

The image above was made from the Canadian side of the Niagara River, looking east towards Fort Niagara, on the American side. Beyond Fort Niagara, Lake Ontario stretches beyond the horizon, bright green in the sunshine.

It’s hard to believe that just over 100 years ago, the two countries were at war, in the War of 1812, and this was a live battle zone. Now both side are filled with tourists, taking in the sites and recalling their country’s  history. Actually, it was Upper Canada, at the time, which was ruled by Britain, and America were at war. Both Youngstown and Niagara-on-the-Lake, which was named Newark at the time and was the capital of Upper Canada, have well preserved forts. Fort Niagara in New York and Fort George on the Canadian side. There is lots of history to take in.

Nikon D200
Tamron 17-50 mm f/2.8 @ 29 mm
1/160 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200

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