It’s almost impossible to stand beside these falls and not be drawn into the water as it falls over the edge. It’s got a pull that feels so real.  It’s just as well there are barriers up!

Waterfalls & rainbows - The American Falls

I was lucky enough to view these falls from both the American and Canadian sides, as well as get up close (and almost under them!) on the Maid of the Mist boat trip.

The Canadian Falls as viewed from the Maid of the Mist

A truly awesome experience, one of nature’s finest.  It’s difficult to describe the shear volume of water cascading down in front of you. It’s immense.

The American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls

Down-stream from the falls

We also went down-stream to have a look at the whirlpool, which is an amazing colour blue, but did not take the cable-car that crosses over it – I don’t think any of us felt brave enough at the time!

Icy-blue waters at The Whirlpool

Niagara Falls, USA/Canadian border – September, 1994

Info: Pentax P30T. Negatives scanned in with CanoScan 8800F – cleaned up in Photoshop v5.