Art Roundup, week of April 16th

When you go up to Niagara Falls, there are a couple of things that you have to do. The first is Cave of the Winds and the second is Made of the mist. Both excursions focus on the end of the water’s journey. One feature’s the portion of the falls flowing over Goat Island, while the other highlights the more iconic section of the massive waterfall. Last week, I posted the final two snapshots I collected from the wooden catwalk and the first two images from the deck of the boat exploring the magical curtain of cascading water. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Solitary Sapling

While we marched back to the elevator, I caught sight of some saplings attempting to block the sight of the river beneath the falls. As the rest of my family continued on their march, I took a moment and framed up the larger of the infant trees. Hopefully, you’ll get the same enjoyment from the sight that I got the moment my eyes fell upon them.

Just before we reentered the gorge for the elevator, I turned back to the river to capture the last sight of the water tinged with the whitewater caused by the cascading falls.

Calming River

Faint Rainbow

After we finished exploring the Cave of the Winds, we hustled to the next step of our exploration, the Maid of the Mist. This is another staple of any trip to Niagara Falls. Once the boat reaches capacity, it departs, taking everyone on a remarkable journey. While the boat doesn’t go behind the cascading waters, it does bring you right up to the waterfall’s edge.

However, before we reached the turning point, a rainbow appeared on the left side of the vessel. While the rainbow is very faint in this image, the edge of the falls is truly remarkable from the perspective of this brief tour.

Seconds after capturing the previous image, I caught another image of the rainbow as the light passed through the fine mist billowing out from the water, crashing down upon the calm river.

Cascading Color