Niagara Falls from Canada and United States

View full series of Niagara Falls.

Jen and I went for a walk in a random neighborhood near to our house. We needed a change from our usual spot. Just so happened we walked past Grindley Park Haunt, which keeps winning 1st place for best Halloween decorations in Dearborn, Michigan. I met and talked to the homeowners, and they were kind enough to let me take pictures of their displays. Here are some of my favorites! Check out their Facebook page, Grindley Park Haunt.

This last weekend I was fortunate to visit Niagara falls. Jen invited me on this amazing adventure for her friend Tiffany’s birthday party. Tiffany and Paul met us in St. Catherines of Ontario, Canada on August 26th. This was my first time using Airbnb and first time photographing Canada, which is less than 30 minutes from Detroit. Our drive all the way to St. Catherines took about 4.5 hours, which actually went by pretty fast.

Did you know Canada’s 401 and 403 highway don’t have a single billboard? When I did see one it always had to do with the local area, like a restaurant. There were no distractions to look at, and all focus from signage was about speeding, which, for the most part, warned you with speeding fines and demerits. There were sometimes miles and miles before I saw a single sign… At one point there was a sign that said: “Fatigue kills, take a break.”

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Niagara Falls 03

This was the first day we arrived. I made a wrong turn and drove us to Buffalo, New York and we just went with it. The tallest building pictured here is the Skylon Tower on the right. This is where I took pictures on the second day.

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Niagara Falls 04

Panning the camera left, I took this shot of the falls before we got to where most of the people were looking from.

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Niagara Falls 05

A better view of the city skyline in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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Niagara Falls 06

I noticed many Indian, Middle Eastern, and Asiatic cultures who traveled who knows how many miles to see this.

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Niagara Falls 09
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Niagara Falls 14

Getting up to the railing at this point, I snapped a shot of Canada Hornblower boat taking people for an up-close view of the Falls.

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Niagara Falls 22

Paul and I walked up the New York sides observation tower. This was by far the best way to get a good view from the US side. The best part was probably what’s below this though… people walking up for a closer look at the Falls.

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Niagara Falls 26

Groups of people before getting into ponchos for the Cave of the Winds, which I didn’t go to but later on saw a series of boardwalks and stairs that go right up to the bottom of the Bridal Veil Falls. An elevator takes you down to the river level.

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Niagara Falls 38

This was right outside of the Parking Lot A where the public can park for $20.

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Niagara Falls 39

Paul, Tiffany, Jen, Elon, and I… the whole gang, headed to get onto this Hornblower tour which peaks at Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls. Ponchos were definitely a good call.

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Niagara Falls 43
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Niagara Falls 49
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Niagara Falls 52
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Niagara Falls 57
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Niagara Falls 54
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Skylon Tower at night. I got this while we all waited for the bus to take us back to our car.

…But not before I ran over to get some final long exposure shots at night. I’m really happy with how these turned out! I knew I probably wouldn’t be back for awhile or get another chance so I did it right with a good tripod this time.

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Niagara Falls 59
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Niagara Falls 62

One of my favorite long exposure shots. This was shot with my 16-35 f/4. This overlook at Horseshoe Falls with the LED lights bouncing down was incredible. Imagine this in blue, white, and green.

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Niagara Falls 60
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