The Falls 2015...I

While Niagara Falls is spectacular and breathtaking during the Spring and Summer in its natural form, witnessing The Falls during the Winter is one of the best highlights any photographer can have. I was expecting blistering, cold temperatures while there, but got the complete opposite. This day found the weather in the mid-40's and no wind, plus the sun was shining very was very Spring-like. In other words, I was waaaaay overdressed! While walking down Clifton Hill towards The Falls, I couldn't believe how awesome my view was. I had to stand there and take it all in for a moment. The area at The Falls was packed with parked cars and pedestrians walking and running around trying to jockey for the best spot to get great photos. I found myself moving around, walking along the promenade to various locations to get my jaw-dropping photos. In looking at Niagara Falls through my lens, I couldn't believe how the cold weather and snow caused large and unusual ice formations to form at the base of The Falls. Those ice chunks were so unbelievable, yet so spectacular! So enjoy through my eyes...a Wintery Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is a Canadian city on the Western bank of the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario. With a population of 82,997 as of the 2011 census, the municipality was incorporated on June 12, 1903. Across the Niagara River is Niagara Falls, New York. This area which stretches along the Niagara Parkway and tourist promenade, is particularly concentrated at the brink of the falls. Apart from the natural attractions along the river, it includes observation towers, high-rise hotels, souvenir shops, casinos and theatres, mostly with colorful neon billboards, advertisements and sufficient parking to accommodate visitors. Further to the North or South, golf courses are operated alongside historic sites from the War of 1812.

The city is dominated by Niagara Falls...a world-famous set of three large waterfalls on the Niagara River. Both the American and Horseshoe falls can be best seen from the Canadian side of the river, so the city has one of the major tourist attractions of the world. The natural spectacle attracts millions of tourists from around the world yearly.