Photo Challenge #52 / From a Distance

20181103ma_5948“Celebration” / Theme: From a Distance

A little about this photo…

These are the fireworks over Niagara Falls. I took this photo back in November, but I thought it was appropriate to save for the time between Christmas and New Year’s.

Please note all the people taking video or whatever with their smart phones. It’s funny, but I always think to myself: Why don’t those people just relax and enjoy the firework display instead of trying to capture it in a picture? Then I look down at my big DSLR camera and shut my mouth!


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Photo Challenge #51 / It’s Pretty

20181117ma_6277“Tree Lights” / Theme: It’s Pretty

A little about this photo…

Magical Christmas trees made out of lights. The only thing that would make this photo prettier would be for there to be snow on the ground! (By the way, these are part of the Festival of Lights display in Niagara Falls.)


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Photo Challenge #7 / Architecture

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“Stately” / Theme: Architecture

A little about this photo…
This building is abandoned. It’s over 100 years old. It looks like Pemberley or Thornfield Hall. But it’s not… It’s actually used to house the giant, old turbines that harnessed power from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Yes, this beautiful, stately building was built for to harness water power. Imagine that.

For history buffs… The building was designed by Edward James Lennox, who also designed Toronto’s old City Hall (1899) and Casa Loma (c.1911). This power station in Niagara Falls was retired from service in 1973. But the building remains, a little run down, but as stately as ever.


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Photo Challenge #1 / Winter

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“Winter Wonderland”

A little about this photo…

Taken at Niagara Falls… It’s not often that the Falls looks quite this spectacular. I mean, it always look spectacular, but not quite this winter-y. And one of the reasons for this is that it’s been below freezing since our beautiful White Christmas. All that mist freezes, creating some beautiful works of art.

For those of you who don’t know Niagara Falls, this is the American Falls, taken from the Canadian side. All that white “land” below the falls is, of course, the Niagara River… turned into ice. It’s what is called the “Ice Bridge”. Back in the day, people used to walk around down there. But we don’t do that anymore.

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