I heard about the Baldwinsville Boat Parade of Lights about a month ago. They said the boats would go through New York Barge Canal Lock 24. I immediately had a vision of the lock being full of boats with colored light displays. The reality was a bit underwhelming with the only boat in the parade being the Tugboat Syracuse. I hope there were more boats at the second meeting place further down the Seneca River.
Not to be denied some lighted color, I moved over from the Lock Bridge to the Seneca River Bridge. A few years ago, the Village of Baldwinsville using grant money from New York installed lights on both the bridge (see previous link) and the hydroelectric power plant’s waterfalls.
The set of photos I took for this HDR image (seven in all) caught a mix of the colors which get projected onto the waterfalls, river and rocks. I zoomed in a little to focus on the sequence of colors which illuminate the waterfalls of the hydroelectric power plant. Fittingly, they came in Red-Green-Blue (RGB).
While I was disappointed in the boat parade, I looked and found other colorful things to photograph. Be open to other photo opportunities if the one you plan on does not work out.