When I decided to visit Niagara Falls I knew that I would spend most of my time there taking photos – I wanted to make sure that I had a lot of memories of the vacation and, besides that, photographing something as majestic as the Falls really is quite a privilege. I did some research before I went on the trip to give me some idea of the places that I should head for, but I also spent a lot of time exploring once I was there too. As you can imagine, I took a lot of pictures of the Falls themselves, but I also shot the surrounding area and the various attractions in and around Niagara as well.
There is also a good vantage point for photographs at Queen Victoria Park at the top of the Falls. Not only can you get a good view of the Falls, but the park itself is very attractive and on the day that I spent here, the photos that I took were probably split evenly between the Falls and the park. The part of the park that overlooks the Falls is fairly close to the water so I was able to get some good close up shots of the point where the water begins to descend over the Falls. There are some gardens within the park that have brightly coloured flowers, and I was able to sit and relax here while taking some laidback shots of my surroundings. I did have quite busy days so it was nice to find some time where I could take things a bit more slowly, but still get some good photographs.
I stayed at a four star Niagara Falls hotel that was fairly close to the Falls, and this meant that I had more time to spend exploring as I did not have to waste too much time travelling each day. I was able to spend whole days at the Falls which gave me plenty of time to see all the attractions that I wanted to and this allowed me to take advantage of the many photo opportunities that are available in this area. I’d go back in a heartbeat.