Cellpic Sunday – Niagara Falls Up Close

View from the staircase below the falls.

Niagara, New York.

First of all, for those who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas on this holiday. On Christmas Day, we will be traveling. I think much of the bad weather is east of us. If I don’t get to check out your Cellpic Sunday responses right away, I will be looking forward to enjoying them when we get to our destination.

At Niagara Falls in September, we spent almost all day with one of the touring companies that provide all admission and fees to visit several venues to view both the Canadian and American falls at Niagara. What we thought at first was a tad expensive, we decided was a good value when we started to add up the cost of the admission to each of the venues. In addition, we got a knowledgeable tour guide who kept us occupied with sights and patter as we were driven on a small bus from one venue to the next.

At one stop, we went down this long, slippery, and wet tunnel to emerge underneath the American side of the falls. From there, we climbed staircases to the top. Well, we chose not to climb to the highest level where the wind and spray were overwhelming for some of the people we watched from the level just below.

About the photo: Captured with my Samsung S20U, this image was processed entirely in Luminar Neo. I used the noiseless reduction tool and the erase tool to remove a short section of railing just above the level where we were standing when I captured this image. A touch of “structure” was added to the water only, and since the image was strongly backlit, I reduced the highlights slightly to bring more detail to the mist at the top right of the image. Click on the image above to view it in 2KHD on my Flickr site.

I encourage fellow bloggers to create their own Cellpic Sunday posts. I never have a specific topic for this feature, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a cell phone, iPad, or another mobile device… If you have an image from a drone or even a dashcam, that’s acceptable as well. The second rule is to link your challenge response to this post or leave a comment here with a link to your post in the comment. Oh, and, you don’t have to post it on a Sunday.

John Steiner


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