Niagara Falls Observation Deck, Ontario, Blue Hour
GPS: 43°4'50.675" N 79°4'41.657" W
5DMkIV, EF24-70 f/4 @70mm
T-2204XL Tripod, 15 second exposure
Tips for this location: If you follow the footpath along the side of the falls there are a few points where the observation deck (accessible as part of the ‘Journey Behind the Falls’) falls into a nice composition with the flow of the Horseshoe Falls behind it. At blue hour you can catch the nice contrast of the warm light coming from the building against the cold blue atmosphere around the falls themselves, and the contrast evokes feelings of a warm shelter on a cold night. This was shot in February 2018 in the midst of the Canadian winter. A visit at this time means you lose out on the opportunity to take the Maid of the Mist boat trip (because the boats don’t run in winter as the waters around the falls freezes), but you gain the amazing winter wonderland landscapes covered in snow and ice.