"ladies and gentlemen, this is niagara falls!" by summerfield

"ladies and gentlemen, this is niagara falls!"

it's quite spine tingling when you hear this declaration at the end of the information they feed you while on the 'maid of the mist' boat ride. the thunderous sounds made by the water hitting the boulders and the river add to the drama because after that declaration they turn off the mic and it is all you hear. this is the third time i have gone on this tour and it still gets me. this is part of the canadian falls shown here.

at this point my hands and fingers were numbed from pressing the shutter button and trying too hard not to get the camera too wet. there are always a lot of birds, seagulls mostly around the area but still this shot came as a surprise. one of my goals for my album(s) this year is to take a photo of a bird in flight. i am still aiming for that, but in the meantime, this shot here will hold a special meaning for me.

(invoking the "sooc" wildcard because i wanted to share this with you, my friends.)


thank you so much for your kind visits and comments. know that they are much appreciated.

i know i'm behind again, but i shall catch up with your albums in the next day or so.
Nice catch Summers..
May 23rd, 2012  
Wonderful shot Summerfield
May 23rd, 2012  
This is a powerful picture! Beautiful.
May 23rd, 2012  
Just awesome!
May 23rd, 2012  
what a great catch
May 23rd, 2012  
lovely shot!
May 23rd, 2012  
Truly an awesome shot!
May 23rd, 2012  
Fantastic ... what a beautiful moment!
May 23rd, 2012  
One bird, perfectly captured in mid-flight! Awesome work! 8)
May 23rd, 2012  
@eddyj - thank you, eddy.

@bkbinthecity - thank you, brian.

@pandorasecho - thank you, dixie.

@vikkigm - thank you, vikki.

@sarasdadandmom - thank you, terry.

@cottoncandy - thank you, mischell.

@slash - susan, thank you.

@karenann - thank you, karenann.

@myautofocuslife - thank you, livia.

you guys are awesome and i appreciate all your visits and comments. i shall catch up with yours as soon as i can, i may be slow (slowing down actually is the word, after all, i am reminded that i'm 59! my back aches just because of that!
May 23rd, 2012  
very cool capture, love the lighting on the water
May 23rd, 2012  
love it, love it, love it. we were just talking about going there some time this summer! or, i should say, i was asking malcolm if we can go and he was saying probably since i never ask if we can go anywhere. LOL! What a fantastic capture. you did a great job.
May 23rd, 2012  
OMG! that is a breathtaking shot! Fav!
May 23rd, 2012  
absolutely love this!!!
May 24th, 2012  
Fabulous capture! I love that the gull bombed your photo! Excellent!
May 24th, 2012  
@sunnygreenwood - thank you, anne. one of my 'lucky' shots, i suppose.

@catsmeowb - be sure to let me know when you go there. i will have to treat you and malcolm to a nice dinner then we can go on a photo opp! thank you, camille.
May 24th, 2012  
@michaelelliott - thank you, ME. i appreciate that a lot.

@cscecil - you do? thank you, CS. much appreciated.

@pamfromcalgary - i say excellent photobombing eh? thank you, pam.
May 24th, 2012  
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a phenomenal shot!!!
May 25th, 2012  
p.s. it also works for "M" as in "mist" or "mighty"!
May 25th, 2012  
@olivetreeann - i am flattered and yet i am humbled. thank you, ann. you just made my day.
May 25th, 2012  
OOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGG! Instant fav! I feel like I am there. I so WISH I could be there! This is gorgeous! I have seen most major landmarks in the US, but when my family did this trip, I stayed with my cousin and hung out and missed it. They did not do the Maid of the Mist tour though....I would love to see and hear this!
May 27th, 2012  
Very impressive shot. Love the POV and the bird is the "icing on the cake"
May 28th, 2012  
Fav. Beautifully captured. Love the tension and drama created by the massiveness of the falls and the simplicity in the gulls flight. Amazing.
June 7th, 2012  
GReat capture, the bird is a really nice touch :)
July 8th, 2012  
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