I know this is not the most amazing photo of Niagara falls, although I am quite pleased with the birds in it. I think I hit the decisive moment with them. It’s not the classic view from a helicopter and the sun isn’t shining through. But it is the one and only time I am ever there, and this is my photo, so it means a lot to me.
I took more photos from the clifftop and some of those are more of a classic view of the falls. But this shot was taken from the boat ride and I was using an iPhone 7 plus which is thankfully splash-proof. We got soaked. We were wearing rain ponchos but the wind was billowing around us. Most people held on tight to their rain ponchos and stayed mainly dry but I had a splash-proof phone so of course I took photos and let go of my poncho. Here’s a great visitor tip for Niagara falls – don’t wear a white t-shirt. I was soaked to the skin!
Niagara Like a Storm
I took a lot more photos closer to the falls and it was just a white-out. There’s no view once you get really close and it’s more about the experience of getting wet. The spray was quite blinding. I’m quite surprised that my contact lens didn’t wash out of my eye. The noise is tremendous and it’s quite disorientating. The spray is not cold at all, but the water below the boat is churning like a choppy ocean.
Niagara Falls is one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions and it’s about five hours drive from New York City. What’s the most impressive natural wonder you have seen? Let me know in the comments!
The Judging a Photograph series will return after the school holidays.
I was loaned the iPhone 7 plus with a month of data and roaming by ThreeUK for the purposes of trying out the phone and the Feel at Home roaming service, but all opinions are my own.