Thursday, November 21, 2013

Niagara Falls on Film

When I booked a wedding this Fall in upstate New York I jumped at the opportunity to add on a visit to Niagara Falls.  Growing up on the west coast the falls were never a destination I made it to as a child and I thought it was crazy that I flew halfway around the world to see Victoria Falls, but have yet to see the falls just hours away from me in NY!  I decided to only shoot film on the trip and in the day and a half I was there I only shot 2 rolls of 220 on my Contax and am so happy with the results.  Richard Photo Lab did amazing scans as always and I'm excited to share my photos with you here.

The Falls were definitely different than what I was expecting, but I guess I didn't know what to expect.  I thought there would be more of a out in nature feel, but it is very touristy and has a disney feel with all the visitor centers you have to go through and the crowds of people on the walkway.  However, when you take the maid of the mist out to the base of the falls and feel the water pounding down around you it's such an incredible experience and well worth the crowds.  My favorite viewing spot was actually from my hotel room.  For a small fee you can upgrade rooms in most of the hotels along the Falls to a high floor with an unobstructed view.   I stayed in the Marriott on the Canadian side and spent my afternoon curled up with a book by the fireplace in my room watching the mist rise up from the falls.
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