Niagara Falls Day 1

Uncategorized 12 Jun 06

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So on the hotest days ever, 34c yet it felt like 43c with the humidity, I decided to go to Niagara Falls. I had to carry my laptop, camera and overnight bag around all day which was a pain. So I did the tourist things. I went on the Maid of the Mist, the London bus tour around Niagara and went to view the falls close up.

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That yellow line you can see is where you stand to get a good view of the falls. I can only assume the yellow blob thats fallen down was a coat not a person.

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This is the view from that point. You do get rather close.

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A guy with a Nikon D200 shooting the American Falls. The American Falls are easier to take pictures of because they don’t have a huge cloud in front of them.

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I went on this cable car ride across a whirlpool. The river decides to take a 90 degree turn which is impossible so you get this whirlpool. Its not like a huge swirling whirlpool from a scifi film, just alot of small swirls.

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In the distance you can see some rapids which are so powerful no-one is allowed to ride them.

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These are the small whirlpools. You can get an adventure boat ride across them if you’re crazy enough.

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Further up the road is a big clock made from a hell of lot of flowers. It works and chimes like Big Ben.

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The great Niagara Falls. Theres a rainbow there most of the time.

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The view from the expensive fancy restaurant that didn’t quite get “plain” steak.

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When the sun goes down Niagara is very cool. Well, kinda cool. Its like Blackpool in a way. I didn’t have a tripod so all these shots are either handheld or the camera is sitting on something.

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These are the lights that illuminate both falls at night. Because of the amount of water vapor in the air you can get cool shots.

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The only normally do fireworks on Sundays and Fridays but luckily it was Memorial Day so they had some fireworks for me.

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The illuminated falls. It was hard to get a really good focus lock.

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Photographer and part time Spider-man.