Exploring Terrapin Point

I finally made exploring Terrapin Point with Dave -- the closest you can be to the crest of the horseshoe falls. At least on the American side

Exploring Terrapin Point

It's still gray and wintery here in Niagara Falls, but deep winter was over before we arrived. And signs of spring are all around. 

Photo of mushrooms on a tree by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

I believe these are shelf mushrooms, but I'm definitely not a mycologist.

Photo of an old building with rounded arches as seen from across the water by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

Signs of NIagara Falls industrial past.

Photo of a coin operated binocular in the foreground and part of a person in the background by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

My new favorite subject, the coin operated binocular hanging out with my long-time, reluctant subject, Dave.

Photo of a very empty Niagara Falls State Park by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park is empty on this sixty degree day. I mean there were a dozen or so of us, socially distancing, but it is definitely eerie.

Photo of modern bridge with a small waterfall to the right by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

 

Photo of water rushing over the crest of Niagara Falls by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

I don't think a photo can ever do Niagara Falls justice. It's truly a journey for all the senses. One the crest of the fall the water is loud, the air is wet, and the water rushing past is mesmerizing.

Photo of water rushing over the crest of Niagara Falls by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

The urge to dive in is strong.

Photo lookng straignt down onto rocks and water by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

It's a long way down.

Photo of one side of the horseshoe falls where you can barely see the other side in the distance by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

Dave is often called in to do a final photo sort with me. He said meh to this photo because you can't tell what it is. I kept it because I like the mystery.

Photo of the horseshow falls and across to Canada by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

The crest of the falls looking over the river. It's so wet. The air is thick.

Photo of a brick building in the background partially obscured by the mist off the falls by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

Amazing how peaceful and serene and empty state park becomes.

Photo the Skylon Tower - an observation tower looking over Niagara Falls by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

The Skylon Tower, or as Dave calls it, Canada's Seattle Space Needle. Gotta love that groovy sixties vibe.

Photo of the horseshoe at Niagara Falls with the empty Niagara State Park in the foreground by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

The falls are enormous. I promise I'll go exploring Terrapin Point with a non-plastic lens soon!

Photo of the horseshow falls with an empty Niagara State Park in the foreground by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

Emtpy walkways make for pretty photos. [shrug]

Photo of a coin operated binocular  by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

I tried to pick just one photo of the coin operated binoculars for this post, but I failed. This one just has so much… personality that I couldn't resist.

The lens 

I truly do love this Holga lens for my DSLR. Mine's the Nikon version, but they make it compatible for most bodies. I like having the dreamy Holga look with the convenience of DSLR.

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– XOXO Laura
 
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