Bobbie chose this focus and it was well timed for me because I was going to be vacationing at Niagara Falls and would be taking lots of pictures of water while there! I’ve already shared a few of my more scenic images, but for this focus I chose one that happened almost by accident.
We took the Hornblower Cruise to the base of the falls. It travels past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls to the base of the Horseshoe Falls (together those three falls make what is known as Niagara Falls) then makes a U-turn and travels back up the Niagara river . For context this is what the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls look like from afar…(The American Falls are the largest section and Bridal Veil Falls is the smaller section to the right.) The boat you see is one like we rode on. Notice the mist rising up from where the falls hit the water below.
And for greater context this is what the boat looks like when it’s at the base of Horseshoe Falls.
Do you see how much more mist there is in the air at this point? Because of that we were all wearing ponchos to keep from getting soaked and I didn’t take my nicest camera with me on the boat. I was worried about water damage, but I still wanted to take pictures so I took my Nikon D40 with me…hoping that it wouldn’t get damaged, but knowing that if it did it wouldn’t be as big of a loss as my Nikon D7000 would be. So I tucked it under my poncho to protect it and pulled it out to take pictures when I could.
Anyway, at the base of Horseshoe Falls the mist was too heavy to even think about pulling out my camera. It was about too much to even open my eyes! The power of the falls was amazing! But while passing by the American and Bridal Veil Falls it wasn’t as bad. The mist still reached us, as you can see in the next picture it coated my camera lens, but I was able to get this cool shot of part of the American Falls and all of Bridal Veil Falls with the water from the mist dotting my lens. I wish I could say I planned it this way but I didn’t. I was constantly trying to dry the water from my lens, but it kept reappearing almost as fast as I could dry it at this point. When I got back to dry land and was able to look at my pictures I was pleasantly surprised by how this one turned out
If you look closely you can see that there are people standing on top of the section that divides the two falls. That gives you some perspective of big they are!
And that is my choice of images to represent “water”…head over to Click of the Wild to see all the other water shots this week!