Niagara Falls

06 Nov A Photo Essay: Niagara

Niagara Falls is a beautiful area; we only had enough time to spend one day there, but we thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was nice to get a bit of fall weather and see the leaves start to change.  Here are some photos from the Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake portion of our weekend getaway:

Niagara Falls

Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist

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Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist

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Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake

Curviest Street in the World
Falling for Ghent
138 Comments
  • Stefan (maxima)
    Posted at 11:01h, 06 November Reply

    beautiful blog

  • jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86
    Posted at 21:12h, 08 November Reply

    Fantastic post,amazing picture,Jenna, have a beautiful day.Jalal

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 03:36h, 09 November Reply

      Thanks! Have a great day as well!

  • Celia
    Posted at 22:16h, 09 November Reply

    Beautiful, it is on my bucket list!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:17h, 10 November Reply

      Good! It should be, it’s a beautiful area 🙂

  • skipper
    Posted at 13:25h, 13 November Reply

    Fantastic pictures. You really acpture the feel of the area. Ir eally like the one of the grass in the vineyard. It is very vibrant.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:10h, 18 November Reply

      Thank you! The vineyard area was so pretty–we wanted to stop at so many places along the way!

  • Jitendra
    Posted at 13:26h, 13 November Reply
  • There for a reason's Rachel
    Posted at 13:27h, 13 November Reply

    Gorgeous Autumn shots. Love it.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:10h, 18 November Reply

      Thank you–we were glad we got to go in Autumn and see some leaves changing!

  • Things You Realize After You Get Married
    Posted at 13:29h, 13 November Reply

    Beautiful pics! I love Niagara Falls, particularly at night time! It’s one of my favourite attractions that I’ve been so many times already! Congrats on being FP!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:11h, 18 November Reply

      I can see why you would want to return so often! We would love to go back again. Thanks!

  • Gail
    Posted at 13:34h, 13 November Reply

    I spent my honeymoon at Niagara Falls back in ’85 and loved every minute of it. It is most definitely a beautiiful place to be and now, you have me longing to return. Seeing the falls at night…. it just doesn’t get any more beautiful than that!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:11h, 18 November Reply

      I agree- the falls at night are so beautiful. Hope you get to return someday! Thanks for commenting!

  • HipsterApproved.net
    Posted at 13:49h, 13 November Reply

    Went last year. Awesome!

  • James R. Clawson
    Posted at 14:22h, 13 November Reply

    I especially liked the shot you made of Niagara and rainbow type look. Did you use a special lens for that pic? Nice Job!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:16h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! Micah used a 16-35mm f2.8 lens for that shot.

  • dmswriter
    Posted at 14:44h, 13 November Reply

    Love the blues in the photos. Still one of my favorite places to visit!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:11h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! I can see why–such a great spot

  • Andreas Moser
    Posted at 15:02h, 13 November Reply

    Was this caused by Hurricane Sandy?

  • sianhannah
    Posted at 15:08h, 13 November Reply

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful, is made me really want to visit Niagra Falls! X

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:17h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! You should visit someday–it’s a great place! 🙂

  • Heather C.J. Atkins
    Posted at 15:37h, 13 November Reply

    I did a post on Niagara a while back, my photos aren’t nearly as magnificent s yours.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:27h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks for the comment! I think your photos turned out great! 🙂 Too bad about the hotel though–I will have to remember to never stay there!

  • Barbara Spring
    Posted at 15:43h, 13 November Reply

    Enjoyed your photos.

  • segmation
    Posted at 15:57h, 13 November Reply

    Your pictures of fall in Niagara Falls are awesome. Did you have a favorite part of the trip?

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:29h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! I was a little surprised, but I think the Maid of the Mist ended up being my favorite part of the trip. It was fun to get close to the power of the falls!

  • N
    Posted at 15:59h, 13 November Reply

    Lovely photos 🙂 Nostalgic.

  • Jackson Williams
    Posted at 16:48h, 13 November Reply

    Reblogged this on Bored American Tribune. and commented:
    These are some beautiful images. Check them out, dear readers. — J.W.

  • Grumpa Joe
    Posted at 16:55h, 13 November Reply

    Thanks for taking me back to Niagara. Your night pictures are great, and the daytime ones even better. How did you get so close at the bottom, where the spray is so heavy everyone gets wet, without blitzing your camera?

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:42h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks, and you are welcome! Micah has a waterproof bag/case for his camera, so it worked really well on the Maid of the Mist. Glad we didn’t experience any leaks, but on the other hand, we got pretty soaked, even with the ponchos! 🙂

  • cmadsen
    Posted at 17:04h, 13 November Reply

    Lovely images. I am in love with Niagara Falls, absolutely, with its beauty and power, and I want to go there and make the opposite photo gallery of the area’s decay and tackiness, just blocks from the Falls.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:36h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! That would be an interesting photo essay–I would love to see it if you ever get a chance to do it! There is definitely a lot of tackiness nearby, it’s quite the contrast, unfortunately

  • Mountain Gypsy
    Posted at 17:10h, 13 November Reply

    Niagara Falls is in my “backyard” ( about an hours drive ) . Been there multiple times and never tire of it. The Falls are breathtaking every time. Very Historical area as well, lots to see and learn.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:38h, 18 November Reply

      I can see why you would never tire of it–it’s so beautiful. It would have been fun to dive into more of the history as well–maybe next time–I’m sure it has a very interesting past!

  • koshersamurai
    Posted at 17:15h, 13 November Reply

    I live about a 20 minute drive from the Falls. Even as a local, I go by there several times a year, This is in addition to the times when I take an out-of-town guest or foreign visitor to see the Falls. Magnificent. Glorious. I never get tired of it.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:40h, 18 November Reply

      What a great place to have so close for guests! Glad you get to visit so often–we would love to go back someday!

      • koshersamurai
        Posted at 06:14h, 19 November Reply

        Thanks for the comment, Jenna. Yes, when I have a visitor, I always take them to see The Falls! Hope you can come back soon. 🙂

  • lawrencecamera
    Posted at 17:44h, 13 November Reply

    Fantastic photos! Keep them coming!

  • katrinamillen
    Posted at 18:30h, 13 November Reply

    Amazing Photo’s, i LOVE the coloured ones of the waterfall!!!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:08h, 18 November Reply

      Thank you. We loved the color at night too!

  • Huffygirl
    Posted at 19:08h, 13 November Reply

    Makes me want to go there some day. Now maybe I will. Congratulations for getting Freshly Pressed!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:44h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks–we were excited to get Freshly Pressed! You should definitely go if you get the chance–it was a lot of fun!

  • starlight
    Posted at 19:24h, 13 November Reply

    spectacular.. i hope to visit it one day..

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:45h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! Hope you get to visit–it’s a great place!

  • rohan7things
    Posted at 19:39h, 13 November Reply

    Amazing images!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Rohan.

  • travelingchair
    Posted at 20:34h, 13 November Reply

    I grew up on Grand Island, an Island on the Niagara River just above the Falls. It really is a spectacular area and I have a lot of great memories from being raised there. The winters, however, were long and cold but visually beautiful when the ice and snow formed and fell around the cascading water. Great photos…thanks for sharing!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:50h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! I wanted to make it over to Grand Island, but unfortunately didn’t get a chance. It sounds beautiful though! And sounds like a fun place to grow up too! I would love to see the falls in the winter–the ice and snow would add such an interesting effect.

  • amberrinwonderland
    Posted at 20:56h, 13 November Reply

    So beautiful!

  • Imaginarium of Pau
    Posted at 21:06h, 13 November Reply

    Nice snaps! I looove every single one. 🙂

  • Nathan
    Posted at 21:24h, 13 November Reply

    Reblogged this on Nathan Ko and commented:
    Too bad the American Falls are only visible from Canada.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:07h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks for the reblog! I agree, the view from the American side isn’t near as good as it is from Canada, but the nature around the American side seems so much better!

  • rohini
    Posted at 22:39h, 13 November Reply

    wonderful pics…. <3 🙂

  • Artist Desiree East
    Posted at 23:02h, 13 November Reply

    Wow, I had no idea they lit up Niagra Falls at night. I’m not sure if you’re a fan. but I can’t help but think of ‘The Office’ when I see Niagra Falls. Great shots!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:52h, 18 November Reply

      Yes! I love The Office–such a great show! I kept thinking about that when we were there 🙂

  • paulgauchi
    Posted at 00:31h, 14 November Reply

    I live in Toronto and I make it a habit to go at least once a year to Niagra-on-the-Lake and the Falls. If you ever go back make sure you go to a local winery, there are several. they offer wine tasting and tours and they are absolutly beautiful to walk around and take in the vinyards.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:54h, 18 November Reply

      We went to Toronto for a day as well–we really enjoyed both areas a lot! I would love to visit one of the wineries. They looked like a lot of fun when we were driving by–will have to put in on our list for next time. Thanks!

  • Ambreen Ali
    Posted at 01:11h, 14 November Reply

    beautiful, would love to go if I get a chance.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:54h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! Hope you get the chance to go!

  • vyvacious
    Posted at 01:13h, 14 November Reply

    I absolutely LOVE Niagara Falls! It’s breathtakingly gorgeous. If you ever get the chance, take the Behind the Falls Tour. It’s such a intense feeling to be that close to something so powerful.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:56h, 18 November Reply

      That sounds like fun–thanks! We will have to do that next time, I’m sure the power is even more intense behind the falls!

  • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum
    Posted at 02:23h, 14 November Reply

    Viewing your photos of Niagara Falls is the next best thing to being there. Thanks!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:56h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them

  • wwwordyyy
    Posted at 05:14h, 14 November Reply

    Awesome photos, especially liked the pic with all the people in raincoats.

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  • Michele LMS
    Posted at 05:19h, 14 November Reply

    Spectacular photos of an iconic place!

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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:02h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! It is such an iconic place!

  • Eagle-Eyed Editor
    Posted at 05:53h, 14 November Reply

    Gorgeous photos. I’ve been there twice and seeing your photos brought back some nice memories.

    I love the Prince of Wales Hotel, too. I’d love to stay there one day.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:03h, 18 November Reply

      I would love to stay there as well–it looked really nice. Thanks for commenting!

  • Travel Services India
    Posted at 06:11h, 14 November Reply

    very nice pics 🙂

  • edelweiss
    Posted at 06:31h, 14 November Reply

    Oh my god! This is so lovely! I am unable to choose which one of these snaps I like the best!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:03h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! It was so pretty we couldn’t stop taking photos

  • Agata Lawrynczyk
    Posted at 07:00h, 14 November Reply

    These are some beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • a different daylight
    Posted at 10:39h, 14 November Reply

    stunning – I especially love the autumn leaves =D

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:51h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks! We enjoyed seeing autumn leaves again too–we have been missing autumn since we moved from MN to FL!

  • mindymorris
    Posted at 10:44h, 14 November Reply

    Wow! You captured Niagara with totally fresh eyes. I love this post!

  • Zach Wolf
    Posted at 11:26h, 14 November Reply

    Great stuff, really enjoyed this!

  • gealach
    Posted at 11:43h, 14 November Reply

    Reblogged this on Gealachs Blogg and commented:
    Hittade ett inlägg med jättefina bilder från Niagarafallen! Det är ett av de ställen jag bestämt att jag måste se innan jag dör!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:06h, 18 November Reply

      Thanks for the reblog–definitely a must see destination!

  • prettyprey
    Posted at 11:56h, 14 November Reply

    Oh, Niagara is quite a special place to me. It’s been a Summer getaway for many Summers past.
    Wonderful share!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:04h, 18 November Reply

      What a great summer getaway that would be. Thanks!

  • Dr. Welch DSc MSci
    Posted at 12:27h, 14 November Reply

    Very pretty pictures, but the colour lights at night smack of Vegas tackiness! LOL

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 13:05h, 18 November Reply

      LOL! I can see where it could remind you of Vegas–especially with all the casinos and lights nearby as well!

  • Washington, DC
    Posted at 12:43h, 14 November Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed the wonders of this essay. Its so fresh, crisp and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  • legendsofyouth
    Posted at 12:45h, 14 November Reply

    I was lucky enought to get to visit the Falls. Gosh, such handywork! The ever-present rainbows could knock the frown right off of your face haha Great post, thanks for sharing and congrats on FP!

  • lennymaysay
    Posted at 15:16h, 14 November Reply

    I got a couple of good shots in Winter some years ago.But Autumn does look great…

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:41h, 18 November Reply

      It would be fun to see the falls in the winter — I imagine it would be really pretty!

  • torikar
    Posted at 18:35h, 14 November Reply

    Thanks for these gorgeous reminders of a great day we spent at Niagra on the lake and the Falls a couple of years ago. Congrats on being freshly pressed too

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:40h, 18 November Reply

      Thank you! We were excited to be featured. Glad you enjoyed the photos!

  • Jacqueline
    Posted at 22:07h, 14 November Reply

    Stunning photos!

    • Jacqueline
      Posted at 22:08h, 14 November Reply

      What camera are you using and are you using any editing software?

      • Jenna Kvidt
        Posted at 10:39h, 18 November Reply

        Thanks! Micah has a Cannon 5D Mark III and uses photoshop for some basic edits. However, we find we use our iPhones quite a bit too 😉

        • Jacqueline
          Posted at 22:02h, 06 December Reply

          Great to know–thanks for the tips!

  • mysweatyshirt
    Posted at 00:41h, 15 November Reply

    Amazing! 🙂

  • Jennifer Avventura
    Posted at 03:00h, 15 November Reply

    Lovely photos of my hometown(s)! I grew up in Niagara-On-The-Lake but worked most of my life in Niagara Falls. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. 🙂

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:37h, 18 November Reply

      You’re welcome 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! The whole Niagara area is gorgeous!

      • Jennifer Avventura
        Posted at 10:47h, 18 November Reply

        It is, and I miss it. I’ve just posted pics of Niagara Falls! 🙂

        • Jenna Kvidt
          Posted at 10:54h, 18 November Reply

          Fun! I will have to go check them out! 🙂

  • Baiju M
    Posted at 08:15h, 15 November Reply

    Remarkable. All are excellent, liked the photos of the streets in particular, where you were able to communicate the mood to the viewer. Good Job

  • Janet
    Posted at 08:50h, 15 November Reply

    Gorgeous photos. We live in Toronto but visit the Niagara Region a lot. There is a great biking trail on the Canadian side. Several years ago I took my kids to the US park and we walked out on that lookout – they still remember it, especially the wind!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:34h, 18 November Reply

      Sounds like fun! We would have loved to have gone biking and explore more of the nature around the area. Hopefully next time we can have more time!

  • selkis0
    Posted at 08:51h, 15 November Reply

    Reblogged this on selkis0's Blog and commented:
    beutiful

  • Michele Fasoline
    Posted at 10:17h, 16 November Reply

    Reblogged this on gofaso1 and commented:
    I so enjoy this blog I had to share it with you.

  • Ardun Ward
    Posted at 18:30h, 18 November Reply

    Great photos Jenna! Niagra looks so amazing I didn’t know it lit up at night. Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 22:40h, 21 November Reply

      Thanks–we appreciate it! Before we went to Niagara, I had read something about the falls lighting up at night, but I had no idea how beautiful and bright it would be! I was glad we stopped by to check it out after dark.

  • Anita Mac
    Posted at 09:05h, 18 December Reply

    If you ever get the chance, you will have to come back in winter….the falls are stunning in February as the mist rises and freezes on everything it touches. On a sunny day, the trees and fences look like they are encrusted in crystal! Just gorgeous.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 22:02h, 18 December Reply

      Niagara during the winter sounds beautiful! I would love to make it there one year to see the frozen mist! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • iferhounene
    Posted at 10:38h, 29 December Reply

    beautifull
    i am very marvelled

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:41h, 29 December Reply

      Thank you–glad you enjoyed 🙂

  • Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com)
    Posted at 07:22h, 26 January Reply

    Awesome captures – I specially love the ones with the horse carriage.

  • iferhounene
    Posted at 12:34h, 26 January Reply

    What wonderful worlds are USA and CANADA!

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