From the Niagara Falls Review:
With the flick of a switch, the Niagara Parkway erupted with about three million lights illuminating more than 120 seasonal displays.
The 27th annual Winter Festival of Lights, which attracts more than one million visitors each year, officially got underway this past weekend with performances ranging from magical to soulful.
Mother Nature, however, provided anything but wintery weather for the roughly 6,000 people who gathered at Queen Victoria Park Saturday to watch Disney divas Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck, the Festival of Lights Choir, Niagara Star Singers and A Cappella Niagara.
Cool, but comfortable, temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for performances by magician Greg Frewin and the cast from the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show, which preceded the major attraction of the evening as Disney’s Mickey Mouse and galpal Minnie flipped the switch to sparkle the parkway.
Fireworks shot off in the gorge capped off the show.
This doesn’t affect any of the visiting tourists, but here is a short article from JMR SoftwareSystems about the challenges implementing a network at the spinning restaurant at the Skylon Tower:
The very location of the RDR presents a challenge. With a more than 500 foot span from the central computers at the bottom of the tower to the terminals at the top, fibre optic connections are necessary to bridge the gap. In the dining room stations are located on both the revolving floor and the stationary centre, making wireless connectivity for the system a must.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Rooms are still available for next week’s Sleep Cheap, Charities Reap event in Niagara Falls. Local hoteliers are offering Niagara region residents overnight stays starting at $35 between Nov. 9 to 12. About two-thirds of the rooms have been sold for the event, said organizer Jim Diodati. Some hotels are sold out, especially fallsview rooms and hotels with waterparks. But others still have space.
Note: This was from Saturday, so it is referring to this week’s Sleep Cheap.
On Thursday I received the latest email newsletter from the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa.
You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking on the Special Email Offers link on the side of the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa main page.
Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (with lots of pictures):
I made everyone stand around and wait at the top of the falls because I had to get a video of the Maid of the Mist doing its thing. Turns out that it just fights the current of the water rushing away from the Falls then turns back to pick up its next load
On Monday I received the latest email newsletter from Falls Avenue:
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Digital Photography School has a forum where people can post tips, projects their working on, etc and someone recently posted a panorama of Niagara Falls. Note: You have to be registered to see the picture, but not to view the comments.
My first attempt at panorama
photoshop did such a great job that I did not have to do any
post procesing at all.
Exposure blend came out perfect
Camera was set on aperture priority
What do you think?