Great and glorious news I do have, yes I do! I have begun the planning to go to Niagara Falls, Canada. For those of you who have been with me a while, this I was going to do last Fall, but, Life had other things in mind which prevented me from going.
Let me tell you, things have changed since 911. Before 911 we easily could go back and forth from the USA to Canada, which hubby and I did a lot. This is no longer the case, sad to say. Now, you must have an enhanced license which entails producing 6 documents all proving you are a USA Citizen, your proof of birth, your proof of name, your proof of address. Whew! I have all those needed documents neatly contained in a folder right now, and so on Tuesday (the office is closed on Mondays), I am going to the license bureau to apply for an enhanced license. I will be given a temporary one until I receive my permanent one, so with the temporary one, I am going to Canada this week.
What also has changed since 911 is the transportation system in Canada at Niagara Falls where you can park your car and then be transported to the Falls. What had been in place prior to 911 is no longer, and right now, hubby is attempting to do research on where to go to park, and how best to get to the Falls. IF any of you who are reading this have any information regarding this transportation system and how best to get to Niagara Falls with the least amount of walking (remember I will have heavy camera equipment with me), please leave that information in the comments below. The information which hubby is trying to figure out is not easily accessible.
Why must this world make things so complicated and difficult? All because of a few people in this world who terrorize others? So the rest of us struggle to do what once was simple, hoping that with the appropriate planning, the complicated can become simple.
I will be working with approximately a 6 hour window in which I can get to the Falls, figure out where best to set up my tripod, in one or more locations, and to shoot, and then to return home. I also have to figure out which filter is best to work with, and that will depend ultimately on the weather. Ideally, I am looking for an overcast day, with barely any wind, and no snow. Those are my “ideal conditions” so as of this writing, I am putting that Intention out to the Universe!
So! Where am I going with this? Well, here it is in a nutshell. In order to get all prepared in this house for us to leave for that amount of time, certain circumstances must be obtained, to allow for the least amount of stress as possible. For those of you who do not know, hubby and I care for special needs cats who have come to depend on us for their every need, and are very set in a routine. We are working around their a.m. feeding time and their afternoon feeding time, hopping in between in order to go to Canada. That still does not guarantee that some will be stressed, so music must be playing, and this house as orderly and clean as possible.
And then the actual planning of the trip, the making sure all my equipment is clean and in good working condition, and making sure all of our cats will tolerate this absence means, that I will not be blogging much this week at all. All my focus must be towards this trip so that all runs smoothly in order for me to bring back with me, photographs that will make your jaws drop.
Just to whet your appetites for waterfalls, I (heavily) edited images of Blossom Falls which I am showing to you with this post. I also have 6-7 more images of Blossom Falls that I have yet to edit, and IF I have the time, will do so, and post for you to look at, probably with comments closed. I am leaving comments open on this post, with no promises of me answering them. I will look at them, though, and I do promise you I will do my best to answer them. There will be little blogging activity on my part for the majority of this week. This photo shoot, IMO, is a huge trip for me to undertake, due to the circumstances not only seen in Canada now, but those hubby and I live with.
In closing, please enjoy these beautiful images of Blossom Falls which I edited in such a way with several people in mind. Marissa, you are one of them, you who really encouraged me to edit these falls in this manner. Amy, you are another one who comes to mind, you who are encouraging me to show my work outside of WP. So I really do thank you both. All of you who encouraged me to edit Blossom Falls in my last post of them https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/beautiful-blossom-falls-6-images/, I thank from the bottom of my Heart. I edited what you are about to see in the same fashion. Again, please do ENJOY!!!!
Photography/ “Great And Glorious News!” ©AmyRose