Art Roundup, week of April 30th

As I round out posting images from my trip to Niagara, there are a handful of sights from the observation deck. The sounds coming from the cascading water tipped me right into a perfect moment of relaxation. After exploring the sights of the falls, we made our way back to the resort and a select few of us got to ride the resort’s zip line. In between the rider’s trips over the lake, I turned around to study the buildings on the far shore. 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.

Niagara Mists

In the moments when I couldn’t see the stones at the foot of the falls, my head drifted, and I found people climbing a set of stairs. I don’t believe these were part of the Cave of the Winds’ tours. They’re on the wrong side of the falls for that. While I’m not sure where those stairs lead, the blue ponchos were a common sight everywhere we went. And in this image, they give the appearance of blue buds littering the shoreline.

When I took a knee and placed my camera through the bars of the safety railing, I was rewarded with a spectacular view of the Niagara’s edge. It’s amazing how the crystal clear water instantly transitions into whitewater as it leaps from the edge of the cliff. As I watched the endless gallons of water rush into the midair, the soothing sounds of the cascading water caressed my mind.

Niagara Edge

Erupting Mists

With a tiny shift in position, I captured a wonderful moment of the falls. On the left we have two spouts of water rushing off the cliff, and to the right you can see the massive bloom of mist coming from the Canadian side of the falls. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a nice bit of mist from the New York half, but with this angle and in this instant, the larger Canada’s portion of the waterfall was producing a larger vehicle for producing rainbows.

As I meandered around the resort’s pond, I couldn’t help but notice how crystal clear the water was. Thankfully, I captured a couple of images that highlighted the reflective capabilities of the pond’s surface. While we were at camp, there was a stretch of time where my daughter and I had a little time to ourselves, so she rushed to the zip line with her pair of tokens. Between her flights across the water, my eyes drifted across the water and lingered upon the buildings on the far side. Of course, the composition was completed with the reflection on the trees on the water’s surface.

Resort Buildings