Niagara Falls Pics

Get ready to be bombarded with pics from Saturday’s trip to Niagara Falls.

We will begin this bonanza with pics from our hotel room. We were on the 9th floor and could see the water going over the edge of the Canadian falls, but we didn’t have very much of a view of the falls themselves.
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The US falls on the other hand. We had a killer view of those.
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Let’s not forget about the rainbow between the two falls.
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The Canadian falls are so impressive that they deserve to be zoomed in on.
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Let’s not forget about our awesome view of the Niagara River leading up to the Canadian falls.
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We went outside and looked for a path down to the river but we never found one. We did get a few good looks through the trees.
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We talked about taking a ride up to the revolving tower but we never got around to it. Next time.
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The spray coming up from the base of the Canadian falls made photography difficult at times.
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At this point we stopped looking for a path to the water and started looking for the bus.
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Once the bus took us down to the riverwalk it was picture taking craziness for me, Jen, and a few hundred other tourists. At this point the photo bomb gets a little out of control.
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If you were in a barrel, this would be the last sight you saw before going over.
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We cannot forget to give some love to the US falls.
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As always, we must also show some love to the love of my life. Hi Jen!
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Back to the Canadian falls.
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Back to the US falls.
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We saw the Niagara river above the falls, now we see it below the falls, including a look at the Rainbow Bridge. The US/Canadian border is in the middle of that bridge.
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At this point the focus shifted slightly from awe at the falls to messing with the camera. My wife’s Galaxy Camera has a waterfall scene mode. It leaves the shutter open for a little extra time and adjusts the amount of light that comes through the lens and it gives you a shot with blurred water and (if you can keep your hands steady or use a tripod) everything else in focus.

I know how to set my camera to do that, but I’ve never tried it. I actually ordered a neutral density filter last week so that I could take long exposures in daylight but it isn’t being delivered until tomorrow. I messed with the settings in shutter priority mode and ended up taking a few pics with the shutter open for about half a second. A couple of them came out okay, but they would have been 100 times better with a tripod. Here’s a look at the keepers.
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As the sun was setting we went back to our hotel room. I tried to take some pics of the falls with the lights on them, but most were crap. We had a good view of the US falls, but the angle was wrong for the Canadian falls.
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I did not try to take any pics of the fireworks, but we did get to see them from our room. Let’s just say that if you want an awe inspiring view of nature at it’s most beautifully ferocious, then Niagara Falls is a good place to go.

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