As the Maid of the mist neared the falling curtain of water, I crept to the boat’s side and captured a couple of photos of the cascading waters. While the bulk of the resulting mist was blocked by the provided poncho, some of it leaked through the openings. Fortunately, we didn’t go through the falling droplets. Once the small craft pulled into its dock, we emerged and headed to the observation deck on the American side of the falls. Standing there, I took in the majestic sight of the falls and basked in its natural beauty. 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.
As the Maid of the Mist turned in front of the most iconic section of Niagara Falls, I scurried over to the right side of the ship and captured this sight. As we neared the curtain of water, the mist grew thicker, washing over the boat and its passengers. Of all the angles I had of the Falls do flow through my mind, this is the image is the most vibrant.
Because this sight of the falls is so memorable, I took as many images as I could. Unfortunately, the device I was using was not as good as it once was. However, I was fortunate to capture this alternate view of the falls from water level.
Despite bringing you other angles of the falls, the ones from the observation deck are among the most iconic. While I didn’t find my way to the Canadian side of the massive waterfall, the deck from the New York side allowed me and my family to study the cascading water and the resulting clouds of mist that billowed from the river.
While on the mighty deck, you’re obviously going to study the cascading water. It’s the principal attraction, after all. However, it would be a mistake not to shift your gaze to the bottom of the falls, to study the collection of stones and boulders. Between the falling whitewater and its resulting mist, the stones were obfuscated from view. Thankfully, with careful observation, you’ll see them poking through the gaps. And the contrast is just as magnificent as the falls.