Niagara falls is just about an hour away from where I work here. Yesterday, we took a drive here to host our customer for Dinner @ Skylon tower. Where else would you go, when you have one of the nature’s wonder around the corner?
Being in Canada, view of the falls this time was extra up close and personal. Being a week day evening, it appeared if entire place was open for us. We took a stroll around for hours, chatting and joking around. Watching waterfalls is always meditative, and will be extra breathtaking irrespective of how many times one has been here.
We took unlimited snaps, with our varieties of cameras and lenses. Took snaps of birds flying in and out of the waterfall mist. It did take some effort and a zoom lens to capture them diving in and out of the falls. Gone are the days, when we used to ration and debate on which pictures to take, as were limited by 36-film roll. I remember constant debate between spouses arguing on effective usage of the film roll
Met photographers who were painstakingly taking stills of Niagara with high shutter speed. Too bad, I didn’t have my tripod, to experiment with verities of exposures, and shutter speeds. I couldn’t use 90% of the tips learned in Kalyan Varma’s photography class. However, owing to the natural beauty of the place, we got some great shots.
We discarded the idea of dining at Skylon tower, as it appeared silly to view the waterfall from way up from the tower, and paying premium price. It is very personal when you watch it few feet away, with mist spraying on your face. We effortless spend 2 hours strolling around the walkway of mighty Niagara falls
I was craving for Thai food for last 2 weeks, and found about a Thai place a mile away from the falls, thanks to Google. We all walked to Ferry Street with a quite an effort to find it to be closed. We walked back and got into a Indo Pakistani restaurant “Passage to India”. I was pleasantly surprised to see entire buffet to be covered by vegetarian dishes cooked in Jain style, thanks to the special order by Gujarati family who booked the place for the evening.
Overall evening ended with lots of fun and laughter. Work has never been so fun before. Blessed to be at the place, where entire ecosystem of friends, family, and now our customers all appear to be same…
See if you can spot our customer in these pics. No, it’s not the white guy in the last picture. His name is Bob Rosell, a semi professional photographer.
Since it’s no fun click each photos (when most photos appear the same) so I have created an iMovie. I have just dumped all the snaps and videos in the random order, to create fastest iMovie ever (for me)
Here are the few snaps