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A sea gull just happened to fly in the frame just as I was shooting this photo. It shows the scale very well. Also you can see debris in the water going over.
Okay so I've been here a bazillion times.  And I never get tired of seeing it.  It's so mesmerizing to watch the water tumble lazily over the falls and see the chaos it causes at the bottom.  The roar is just something you have to hear to understand.  It's huge.

I've shot photos of the falls every time I've visited, and they always look like the same boring tourist photos you always see.  I decided to try something different this time, and I really like the way they turned out.  I think they give you a better understanding of the power and size of the falls.  A wide shot just doesn't quite cut it.  It has no depth.

We also went on the Maid of the Mist.  It's the third time I've done that, and I still think that's just so neat to go and get completely soaked by the mist of the falls.
Another close-up, showing how clear the water is.
  Plus that's the best way to experience how powerful they are: to be up close and personal with them.

Getting across the Canadian border, once again we received the 3rd degree.  Americans like to complain about our border security... I think if we were like the Canadians, it might intimidate more of the people we don't want from coming in!  If your business is honest, then there's no need to worry about crossing the border like that and it's just an annoyance to me how many questions they ask, but if I was up to no good, I'd be getting nervous with all of those questions.

As we went to leave the Falls, it was getting toward 5pm or so.  The line to get back into the US over the Rainbow Bridge was huge.. looked like at least an hour or two's wait; something we'd heard rumors of.  We were walking down the sidewalk and saw a Canadian cop, and decided to ask him what other border crossings there were nearby and whether or not they'd be faster.  He directed us to jump on the QEW and then head down to Fort Erie and cross into Buffalo.  Once you're in their country, the Canadians sure are friendly ;)

Sure enough, we got down to Fort Erie and waited maybe 5 minutes to get through.  All in all, it was nice driving deeper into the country and exploring and definitely worth going down there just to avoid the headache of crossing at the Rainbow Bridge.
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A sea gull just happened to fly in…
A sea gull just happened to fly i…
Another close-up, showing how clea…
Another close-up, showing how cle…
Up close, showing how wide the fal…
Up close, showing how wide the fa…
One of the many Maid of the Mist b…
One of the many Maid of the Mist …
Niagara Falls
photo by: portia