#30 in the Judging a Photograph Series

My first lesson in Portrait Photography on Falcondale Life blog. A camera club workshop session in low key photography gives tips on what makes a good portrait including pose and the details of lighting.

I have come to realise that portrait photography is outside of my comfort zone. As I’ve said before, I don’t find building a rapport with the subject a very easy thing to do and this one third of the battle. The next part of the battle is knowing what makes a good pose for the subject. If you search Pinterest for portrait posing advice you will find a baffling array of diagrams. I can’t commit them to memory so that’s a poor start.

The last part of the battle in getting a great portrait is good lighting. Bright lights and a white background is known as high key. As long as the light is even, it is an easy place to take photos. Low key is the name for dark background photography and there are a few extra challenges here. A while ago, at my camera club we had a practical evening where I learned a few tricks in portrait lighting. In truth it was not my very first lesson in portraiture, but it was one of the most memorable. A visiting model volunteered to pose for us in exchange for copies of the photos. Here is the resulting portrait and the critique which I learned from the workshop session and the competition judging.

My first lesson in Portrait Photography on Falcondale Life blog. A camera club workshop session in low key photography gives tips on what makes a good portrait including pose and the details of lighting.

Good points of the Portrait

  1. He’s facing straight on, which is particularly suitable for a male portrait.
  2. His eyes have a catch-light in them (i.e. a dot of light reflected from the light source).
  3. His irises are above centre within his eyes so a curve of white is visible below them (we call them “canoes”).
  4. The light on his face is dominant on one side.
  5. The darker side of his face has a triangle of light falling on it, near the nose (you will see this lighting used on actors’ faces in every movie or TV drama).
  6. The shape of his head is picked out by a secondary light, so his whole head is separated from the background (notice his hair and ear in particular).

Bad points of the Portrait

  1. Deep creases in his shirt give the impression of poor posture.
  2. It still needs a little more light on his hair.

A camera club workshop session in low key photography gives tips on what makes a good portrait including pose and the details of lighting. Before and after Lightroom portrait editing.

Even though I took the shot I can’t take all the credit for it as I did not set up the all-important lighting. However it was hugely under-exposed so I used all my skills to revive the image in Lightroom. I did learn a lot about how to look critically at portraits. Since the workshop I particularly like spotting this triangle of light on actors’ cheeks when watch a movie.

What do you notice about this portrait? Let me know in the comments!

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#29 in the Judging a Photograph Series

Better photos with a phone camera - the limits of zoom on Falcondale Life blog. Phones only have digital zoom which isn't really zoom at all, it's just cropping the image. The result is less pixels and much lower quality. Optical zoom would need a lot more glass and that doesn't fit on a flat camera phone. What are the limits and how can you get round them? Statue of Liberty .

I’m frustrated when I can’t zoom in for a photo sometimes. We took the Staten Island Ferry when we were in New York. It’s free, and a good way to see the Statue of Liberty. It’s a great experience but I found it hard to photograph with a phone.

I was using the iPhone7+ which has a great camera but no optical zoom at all. Phones are too flat and thin to contain the amount of glass needed for true optical zoom. Think of an ordinary camera and the circular lens that sticks out of the front. The further the lens is sticking out, the more it is zooming in.

When I zoom with a phone camera, all I am doing is cropping off the edge of the image. That is called digital zoom. It means there are less pixels in the remaining picture so it is blurry and poor quality. You don’t have to zoom very much before the quality becomes pretty horrendous.

Sailing past the Statue of Liberty was a good opportunity to take some test shots to demonstrate this, and to find an alternative photography style which gets round the problem.

Digital zoom on a phone

Better photos with a phone camera - the limits of zoom on Falcondale Life blog. Phones only have digital zoom which isn't really zoom at all, it's just cropping the image. The result is less pixels and much lower quality. Optical zoom would need a lot more glass and that doesn't fit on a flat camera phone. What are the limits and how can you get round them? Statue of Liberty .

I would never normally publish an image this bad. It’s so pixelated and blurry, but this is the effect of digital zoom on a phone. It looks nearly ok on a small screen at arms length! There’s little information to work with, even when I put it into Lightroom. All I’ve done is adjust the white balance which I do on every single photo, always. However I wouldn’t attempt to sharpen or adjust colour as there are too many faults which would be accentuated. That’s the problem with a small, crappy jpeg file like this. Little errors can easily become massive ones with a bit of editing.

Optical zoom on a bridge camera

Better photos with a phone camera - the limits of zoom on Falcondale Life blog. Phones only have digital zoom which isn't really zoom at all, it's just cropping the image. The result is less pixels and much lower quality. Optical zoom would need a lot more glass and that doesn't fit on a flat camera phone. What are the limits and how can you get round them? Statue of Liberty .

For comparison, the above photo was taken on a Panasonic bridge camera. This is a middle range camera so I think it makes a good comparison which most people can relate to. You can immediately see the improved clarity, contrast, colour, depth, detail and perspective in this photo. It is zoomed a bit further in to the equivalent of 535mm telephoto. That is taking the camera near to the limit, but even so it is a pretty great photo. This shot is a jpeg, just like the phone camera, nothing more fancy than that.

Getting round the phone zoom problem

The only answer to getting a decent photo on the phone is to aim for a completely different style of image. I blogged last week about the time I was at Carnac using just a phone camera. The perspective was all wrong without a zoom and I got frustrated. I failed to look for a different kind of image. This time, on the Staten Island ferry I did look for alternatives. The Statue of Liberty was a bit far away so I made it an interesting background feature and used boats in the foreground. I did not use the iPhone’s zoom at all. Do you think it works?

Better photos with a phone camera - the limits of zoom on Falcondale Life blog. Phones only have digital zoom which isn't really zoom at all, it's just cropping the image. The result is less pixels and much lower quality. Optical zoom would need a lot more glass and that doesn't fit on a flat camera phone. What are the limits and how can you get round them? Statue of Liberty .

Better photos with a phone camera - the limits of zoom on Falcondale Life blog. Phones only have digital zoom which isn't really zoom at all, it's just cropping the image. The result is less pixels and much lower quality. Optical zoom would need a lot more glass and that doesn't fit on a flat camera phone. What are the limits and how can you get round them? Statue of Liberty .

If you visit New York or somewhere else with far distant views then I hope my phone photography tips help you out! Try these tips too if you take photos on your phone at the beach, and read more about my experience testing the iPhone in the spray of Niagara Falls. If you liked this blog please use the share buttons to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Stumbleupon or any of the other options. Thanks!

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How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum. A more unusual American holiday for a family.We had two aims on our family trip to the USA and planned everything around them. The first aim (and the whole point, really) was to see my brother and family in New York state, a 5 hour drive north of New York. The second aim was to see the total eclipse on Monday 21st August and we had a choice of locations for that. We had been saving KLM/Delta frequent flyer points for the last ten years to do this trip, so our travel was always going to be dictated by the airline route map.

We flew into New York and it seemed a good opportunity to see the city for a few days. Then we rented a car in Manhattan on a one-way arrangement to drive up to see my brother’s family. They’re not far from Niagara Falls so of course we didn’t want to miss a chance to see that too. We dropped the car at Buffalo Niagara airport, and the one-way charge wasn’t too expensive as it’s still within New York state.

Midwest road trip on Falcondale life blog. Open road, USA.

Picking a Midwest Location

From there we had choices. The eclipse ran on a line through Oregon in the north west, through many Midwest states down to South Carolina in the south east. Good options included Wyoming for country and Nashville for culture. However there was a high risk of cloud in Nashville, and Wyoming had sky high prices. Oregon was too far many other places had higher risk of cloud. We picked Nebraska in the Midwest, which we could reach in a six hour drive from the Delta airlines hub of Minneapolis. M was quite keen to show us the Mall of America which he has been to before.

Airline Booking Tricks

We booked our return flight to the UK to start in Niagara (Buffalo airport) and it was routed via Minneapolis as the big Delta airlines hub. We simply stopped our return journey for ten days in Minneapolis before continuing back to the UK. It meant that on paper we had one inbound and one outbound journey which made it cheaper. Otherwise we would have had to pay extra for our internal flight from Buffalo to Minneapolis. I should point out that it was the KLM desk at Schipol who thought up this booking arrangement, and very clever of them too!

How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum. Total eclipse.

We flew from Buffalo to Minneapolis on the Saturday before the eclipse, hired a car and drove six hours south and west to Lincoln, Nebraska. That was a long day! Everyone managed a nap in the car at some point so we survived alright. We had one free day, then the eclipse day, then checked out. With only six nights left in the USA and plans to visit Mall of America, we didn’t have time to go far.

Finding the Caboose

I began to research Midwest tourist attractions and national parks in the area between Nebraska and Minneapolis. I didn’t find a lot but I did discover that Iowa is renowned for its leisure bike paths. We love a family bike ride on our holidays so I researched a few routes and checked they had bike rental locally. Then I searched Airbnb for accommodation nearby. That’s when I found this absolute gem.

How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum.

This is a “Caboose” or an American railway guard’s carriage. It’s been converted into holiday accommodation on a farm near Decorah, Iowa. To me, this is peak Airbnb. It’s a vacation rental which is just not run-of-the-mill. Also, my husband and daughters love railways and are making an elaborate N-gauge model at home. The beds were so comfortable, the details were original, the fittings were high quality. Outside, wild west ponies cantered in front of the sunset as we watched from the deck. We landed on our feet with this one and took the opportunity to relax and read books.

How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum. Wild west ponies.

Trout Trail Bike Path

We did cycle the Trout Trail around Decorah and it was a slightly tricky route. Despite the name we rarely saw the river and it’s a very hilly trail with some sharp and fast corners. It is an especially laid track with some good benches and a few picnic spots. The wildlife was colourful, we definitely needed bug spray and the crickets were deafening. The best sights were the bald eagles, deer, huge butterflies the size of our hands, 15mm long ants, caterpillars the size of my thumb and a red and orange snake (perhaps a garter snake). I failed to get photos of the scampering and swooping wildlife but the wild flower meadows were abundant and beautiful. For $20 per bike I think it was an expensive day out, but a unique experience.

How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum. How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum. Wild flower meadow in Iowa.

Spam Museum

After three nights in the Caboose we drove up to Minneapolis for our last three nights in the Midwest and a chance to tour the Mall of America. It was a two and a half hour trip and we stopped on the way to see the Spam Museum. There are some museums for odd things in this world and I am certain that the Spam Museum is one of the most slick, glitzy and entertaining. It’s free to enter and we amused ourselves there for a good hour. I think the pictures speak for themselves. It’s just a pity we couldn’t bring some unusual Spam flavours home to the UK, but customs rules forbid it.

How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum. How we planned our American Midwest road trip on Falcondale Life. A route from Minneapolis to Nebraska and Iowa taking in the Trout Trail cycle route and the Spam Museum.

More Midwest Ideas

Researching the Midwest region of the USA led me to find things that most British people don’t normally visit. If you yearn for a more unusual trip to the USA perhaps also consider these places which we couldn’t fit in for time: Mount Rushmore in South Dakota; Rapid City for cowboys and hoedowns; the northern Wisconsin coast on lake Superior for boating; Okoboji for a relaxing Lakeside resort with facilities and nearby theme park; the covered bridges of Madison County in Iowa; the Wisconsin Dells for family waterpark resorts; Car Henge (like Stonehenge but made of cars) and the covered wagon destination of Scott’s Bluff in western Nebraska. And don’t forget that Minnesota is the state of ten thousand lakes, so all the water sports are covered!

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#28 in the Judging a Photograph Series

.Four mistakes to avoid when taking photos at Carnac Megaliths, Brittany. We couldn't get good shots from the roadtrain tour and it was difficult on foot too. Photography and composition tips on Falcondale Life blog.One of my favourite things about our self-drive trips to France has been the chance to stay in a few different places on one holiday. One time, after a week near Guerande in the Loire Atlantique region, we had a second week in western Brittany. On the drive between the two we stopped to see the Carnac Megaliths. These ancient avenues of stones are as old as Stonehenge but are smaller, irregular shapes. Around 3000 standing stones stretch in eleven lines for over one and a half kilometres.

Roadtrain Tour

We decided to treat ourselves to a tour on the roadtrain. Audio tour headsets are provided with commentaries in different languages. In English we could choose either an adults or children’s audio guide. For quite a long time the roadtrain drove around the local beach and harbour areas. It was very pretty but it wasn’t what we were expecting. Fizz reached her boredom limit in short order. When we began to drive past the fields of standing stones we found that we didn’t have a particularly good view from the road.

Four mistakes to avoid when taking photos at Carnac Megaliths, Brittany. We couldn't get good shots from the roadtrain tour and it was difficult on foot too. Photography and composition tips on Falcondale Life blog. Le Petit Train.

After the tour we walked a few hundred yards to a viewing area to get up close to the stones. I had assumed that I would be able to take sweeping vistas with long lines of stones stretching into the distance and converging. In fact, the lines are really far apart and the viewpoints don’t provide much perspective.

Four Mistakes to Avoid Taking Photos at Carnac

Carnac is a really important and impressive megalithic site and if it sparks your interest I would encourage you to visit. I hope you can learn from my list of mistakes and get some better shots than mine!

1. Camera Ready

I was unprepared! My camera battery died just as we arrived and I had to take photos with my phone. I was stuck with a wide angle when I really needed optical zoom. Also, I didn’t mug my husband for a turn with his camera. To be fair, he was managing to take a few photos and keep the children entertained at the same time so he deserves some credit there.

Four mistakes to avoid when taking photos at Carnac Megaliths, Brittany. We couldn't get good shots from the roadtrain tour and it was difficult on foot too. Photography and composition tips on Falcondale Life blog.

Straight on view. Trying to get the perspective of the lines stretching into the distance.

Four mistakes to avoid when taking photos at Carnac Megaliths, Brittany. We couldn't get good shots from the roadtrain tour and it was difficult on foot too. Photography and composition tips on Falcondale Life blog.

Pointing the camera slightly to the side, to get just one line stretching into the distance.

2. Composition

I was so set on the idea of taking shots of lines of stones stretching out in front of me that I didn’t think laterally. With a the phone, couldn’t get a long perspective of the avenues. I got bogged down in this frustration and didn’t change tack. What I could have done was to look for the light and take shots of just a few stones with good hard shadows. I could have used the rule of thirds to shade off a portion of the shot with a large stone, perhaps concentrating on the texture. Then the remainder of the image could be the other stones and landscape in the distance.

Four mistakes to avoid when taking photos at Carnac Megaliths, Brittany. We couldn't get good shots from the roadtrain tour and it was difficult on foot too. Photography and composition tips on Falcondale Life blog.

View from the Roadtrain, whizzing past the stones and the ugly wire fence.

Four mistakes to avoid when taking photos at Carnac Megaliths, Brittany. We couldn't get good shots from the roadtrain tour and it was difficult on foot too. Photography and composition tips on Falcondale Life blog.

The same photo as above, but cropped and edited in Lightroom. All photos shot on the LG G3 phone.

3. Get in Position

I didn’t research the site before we visited so I didn’t know about all the wire fences. These ugly boundaries ruined a lot of shots which I took from the road train ride. Of course the motion of the road train made it tricky too. If we had toured the site independently by car, we might have found some better angles. We didn’t have time to go back round after the road train ride, unfortunately.

4. The Best Light

We could have timed our visit better. We were there at midday. At first it was overcast and the light was flat, then when the sun came out it was overhead and harsh. Early morning or evening light (the “golden hour”) would probably look fabulous at Carnac. Light from a low angle will pick out shapes cast interesting shadows.

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All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. The Niagara Sky Wheel gives a magnificent view of Niagara Falls. Included in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass Ticket along with five other attractions in one great value ticket.There’s more than just thundering water and breathtaking views on a visit to Niagara Falls. Plenty of other attractions, rides and experiences have sprung up in the area to make a visit into an all-round resort experience. On the Canadian side is Clifton Hill, the vibrant resort centre and the heart of the fun.

Getting to Clifton Hill

The views of the Falls themselves are better from the Canadian side, but don’t let that put you off if you have already booked your USA hotel. Making a day visit to Canada is easy. Of course there are border formalities and all the usual rules and paperwork apply. Car parking on the US side at Niagara is ten dollars for the whole day but the parking lot is relatively small. We arrived at 10am on a Friday in August and there were plenty of spaces, thankfully.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Walking into Canada at Niagara Falls.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. View from the bridge between Canada and the USA at Niagara Falls.

It’s only a ten minute walk across the bridge into Canada but we stopped to take in the awesome view! The queue to immigrate was very short which was lucky as we were standing outside in hot sun. Next we took a three minute walk through lovely gardens and terraces with cafes and gifts. Two hundred yards later we were at the bottom of Clifton Hill itself. It’s like a regular street but with attractions and restaurants at every step. Six of these attractions are included in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. It’s cheaper to get the pass than to buy individual tickets plus you get five tokens for arcade games as a bonus.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos.

Niagara Sky Wheel

Part way up Clifton Hill a plaza opens up to the left. We started here with the Niagara Sky Wheel. This big Ferris wheel ride is on a high point. It can be seen from all over the resort and from the USA side too. You know that the views will be spectacular! It’s great to get up high and see the distinctive curving shape of Niagara Falls which you can’t see from lower down. Some people have told me they prefer the sky wheel over the boat rides which take you to the foot of the falls because the perspective is thrilling. I liked both, and we did the boat ride on a different evening.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Niagara Sky Wheel.

Wizards Golf

It was an uncomfortably hot day and one big advantage of the Clifton Hill fun pass was the chance to get our kicks in air-conditioned venues. We had a choice of two mini golfs and chose the indoor Wizards Golf because of the heat. This themed mini golf is almost in the dark, but it’s easy to see everything because of all the neon glow and UV lights. It’s so colourful and funky. The holes include some nice tricks, music and sounds.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Wizards Golf attraction.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos.Wizards Golf attraction

Zombie Attack

Next at the Zombie Attack experience we strapped into our theatre seats and put on 3D glasses. Although there are no real roller-coasters at Clifton Hill, both Zombie Attack and Wild West Coaster give you quite a realistic ride experience with moving seats and wide 3D visuals. I actually prefer this as my stomach didn’t drop away so much like a real roller-coaster! We had “guns” to shoot the zombies too and competed against the rest of the audience. It was a little scary for the youngest ones with some big surprises. We were like superheroes walking away unscathed from the car crashes and the undead.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Wild West Coaster.

Wild West Coaster

The Wild West Coaster is the other similar ride experience at Clifton Hill. It is less scary and spooky but still very thrilling. We join cartoon characters on a roller-coasting rail ride. It is also a bumpy experience with 3D visuals and a few good laughs as well. There’s no audience shooting with this one.

Ghost Blasters

Here comes my boast: I got the highest score over everyone in my family INCLUDING my husband in the shooting contest on the Ghost Blasters ride! Each cart takes two people on rails through the haunted house. It never gets really dark but the visuals and sounds are great fun. There’s absolutely loads of targets to shoot with the laser gun and it was pretty intense!

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Ghost Blasters

Movie Land

Movie Land is a wax museum of film stars and pop singers and most were very lifelike. It only took us about twenty minutes to walk through. There’s a haunted tunnel in this which we skipped. I think it was pretty scary and we are all quite soft!

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Movie Land Wax museum.

The Great Canadian Midway

The Clifton Hill Fun Pass also gives five tokens for the big range of arcade games at the Great Canadian Midway. As well as playing air hockey, we found big arcade versions of some of favourite cellphone games like Crossy Road. Fizz smashed the venue high score on the Piano game! She was like lightning; her reflexes are amazing to watch. At the Midway, the more you score on the games, the more tickets you receive. Before leaving you can exchange these tickets for small gifts. We got things like keyrings, slinky springs and erasers. If you collect enough tickets you can get bigger items like cups, soft toys or art prints.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos.

Clifton Hill Fun Pass and More

Combined with a walk to the top of the falls half a mile away, we had a really full day in Canada using the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Quite honestly Fizz and Belle were over the moon to have some unbridled fun and games. In some ways the resort is a bit like Blackpool with all the attractions and waterfront. Yet it is completely different thanks to that awesome wonder of the world, Niagara Falls on the doorstep. Check out the Clifton Hill website for more attractions and everything else there is to do on a trip to Niagara Falls.

Disclosure: We were kindly given Clifton Hill Fun passes for our family in exchange for this review, but all opinions expressed here are my own.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. View of Niagara Falls from the Sky Wheel.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Ghost Blasters.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. The Great Canadian Midway.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos. Gardens.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos.

All the fun of the falls with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, Niagara, Canada on Falcondale Life blog. A visit to Niagara Falls is an all-round resort experience with the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. Six fun attractions in one value ticket. Full review and photos.

 

 

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