Place: Niagra Falls, Canada.
Date: May 3, 2012.
Camera: Panasonic TZ3.
I wasn't sure what to expect when we went to Niagra Falls earlier this month. I hadn't realised that the falls are comprised of two separate waterfalls — the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls — and that they would make so much noise and be so impressively, well, big.
Of course, the best way to appreciate the falls, if not from the window of your hotel, is from the open deck on board the Maid of the Mist. Oh. My. Goodness. What an exciting, funny, wonderful way to get up close to the roar of the water and to feel the spray of it raining down on you. Any wonder a disposable blue-hooded waterproof poncho is included with the ticket price. We would have been completely drenched without them.
Whe we took to the water, standing on the top deck, I got a bit excited taking photographs and filming the action. It was so wet that my camera shutter got stuck and for a moment there I thought I was finally going to have to say goodbye to my five-year-old Panasonic.
Here's a mix of pictures snapped before my camera decided to die temporarily — and after it dried out.