The Sheer Massiveness (11 IMAGES)

[Now for the post so many of you have been waiting for! Please know I put my everything into this one, learning as I went along many editing techniques. Please please take your time and ENJOY this incredible Labor of Love on my part. I intend to have one more post with images of Niagara Falls finished to publish for this week.
For now … I present, “The Sheer Massiveness”.]
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The Sheer Massiveness of Niagara Falls is not as easy to portray as you would think. Distance is really deceiving, and unless you have something to compare these waterfalls to, or unless you are there in person, their immense size is difficult to get into perspective.

Most of the following images were taken with slow shutter speeds, all except image number two and five. Between me being nervous and feeling a bit pushed out of my comfort zone, and the fact I did not wait long enough for “camera sway” to stop fully, some of these images will have a “special effect” which I did not do in the editing room, but rather I did do when I took the picture. It’s called motion. (smile)

Some of these images will look on the overexposed side. It was a very cloudy day, and shooting all that white, again, quite challenging. In order for you to be able to really see certain images, I lightened them. With the mist it wasn’t even easy for me to see, much less trying to get clear images. I did my best. Hopefully, the more I edit the images from the Falls, I will learn how to better edit them.

I have done my best with the following images to show you the sheer size of these Falls. The first one I attempted to get you to feel how high these Falls are as I panned my camera at an angle to show height. I hope you get the idea with this image

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as I leaned over the railing to get a shot of what you see here. These are the Horseshoe Falls and even though it is not easy to see due to the mist, the Falls are in a Horseshoe shape and continue behind the mist. If you look closely, you will see what I am talking about.

Here is another image again of the Horseshoe Falls, giving you another look at how big these Falls are.

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This next image is a closeup of what looks like a stool of ice at the bottom of the Falls as seen in the first image. Keep in mind, distance and size are very deceiving, so as a reference look at the first image when you are looking at this one. You can even make it out in the second image as well.

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The next two again, are again examples of the sheer size of Niagara Falls. Here are those two:

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This next photo is a wide angle shot of part of the Falls and the following photos after this one, are closeups of areas of what you see below. Here are those:

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(I would like to say the frozen shapes at the top of this portion of the Falls in the image below, are trees, but until I return to the Falls in warmer weather I won’t know for sure until then. If they are trees, here you will understand the sheer size of these Falls, and remember, this is only part of them!)

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This last image is actually a shot of one of the huge “glaciers” in the river at the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls. If you scroll back up to the fifth image from this one, this image is taken of the ice formation in the bottom right hand side of the fifth image up.

I have many more images coming, so please bear with me. These images are not easy to edit, are very time consuming, and because of the sway of the camera in some of the shots, my editing techniques are vastly varied. It turns out my tripod is not sturdy enough for my equipment, so some of my images ended up with noise and movement in them, something that I really did not want to happen. Instead of throwing those images out, I am trying new editing techniques in order to save them to show you.

And when I do return to the Niagara Falls, I will have my new tripod with me, one that has been chosen, and to be ordered as soon as possible. Just figuring out which tripod and head to purchase had my eyes crossed, so I really thank my friends Laura and Leanne for their valuable input, and my husband, who did the actual research along with me. Laura, I am buying the head you recommended, and Leanne, I am buying the tripod you recommended. Both of you saved me a LOT of time and headache. I also say, Bless you, hubby, for all your time and effort in helping me find the perfect tripod so that I can now take pictures without a concern regarding “camera sway”. Thank you from the bottom of my Heart. (((HUGS))) Amy

Thank you all for viewing my work. I really hope you enjoyed what you have seen thus far.

Photography/ “The Sheer Massiveness” 2015Β©AmyRose

147 thoughts on “The Sheer Massiveness (11 IMAGES)

  1. Just seeing this Amy, and so worth the wait. I can only imagine the beauty of being there live, because these photos are so impressive, so out of this world beautiful. Love from Kentucky. Angie

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  2. Wow Amy; Maybe this year we Could see a “Petals Unfolding” a book of images to Awe fer Some! πŸ™‚ …. Angelweed publishing here would be honored to be able to publish a cool presentation of images frum ur gallery…I have a goal of a couple of books this year myself, both softcopy an Calendars for 2016 – an a couple a e-books also….Talk again soon once out of the darkrooms of creation an into the light of spring, will be a great year I believe……Take Care……. 😎 Q

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    1. Q, when I have recovered from this shoot, I would very much like to talk to you when I come out into the light from the darkroom, as you so very well put it. For now, this shoot and all the editing I am doing, is taking everything I have and then some. What you have said here has put me in awe. For real. Love, Amy

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      1. yes can relate, spring projektz yes indeed thanks for replyin.hugz to u an urs. well not really but really u know what i mean πŸ™‚ take care peace out …an again keep on keepin on splendid thing to hear frum U .tada! 😎

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  3. This is really great work Amy and your photos are incredible. Never would have believed these thundering falls would ‘freeze’ useless seen though these fabulous pictures of yours. Truly amazing work. (viewing these photos are only part of the story I know. (what a memory you and Mr. must have in taking them. WOW!)
    with love, Eddie

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    1. Dearest Friend, I have learned so much, gained so much, healed so much, all from this photo shoot and the consequent posts I have been doing. So much work, so many hours, yet what I am gaining, no-thing of this world would make me to give it away, being just that precious. I am deeply honored, Eddie, that you commented and that you have been viewing this series of Niagara Falls. I have two more posts yet to finish which will culminate in the entire series of this adventure. Thank you most humbly … Love, Amy

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    1. I have been praying lately, my friend, that the words “genius”, brilliant”, “amazing” that so many lately have spoken of me, I begin to FEEL within me. Since my Dad’s passing, I’m not feeling those things within me, and I have begun to realize, really haven’t felt those qualities within me to the extent I would want to. For this reason, I am not able to stress enough, how important it is to encourage children to BE who they are meant to BE. Not having received encouragement of any kind as a child, and belittled for even showing the “real me” as a child, I still to this day struggle to embrace my Truth, how magnificently talented I am and what I am today doing with those Gifts. I humbly ask you to join me in “prayer” as I seek ways to feel the Brilliant Creator that I am within my Soul. Bless you, my sister, for assisting me. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. I so know what page you are writing from Amy.. as a child too, I was the eldest.. and soon overlooked and had to become a little mother to my other 4 siblings.. and even though my teacher had words with my parents ( he wanted me to go onto a different higher education school, which I could concentrate on my art My Parents couldn’t afford it.. as it meant the school uniforms would be more expensive!.. ( I had hand-me downs all my life including shoes from a girl who my Aunt cleaned house for ) 😦 Any new things got bought my younger siblings..
        I know how easy it is to have your confidence knocked out of you.. And all your life to feel unworthy as you struggle to find the hidden self who was pushed in a corner so to speak..

        So Amy, you not only have my prayers, you have my heart .. Because your Gifts are As MAGNIFICENT as YOU are dear Amy.. You are BRILLIANT.. and You SHINE.. And you will always have my prayers added to yours dear sister, of that you can always be sure of.. LOVE and Mega Hugs xxx ❀

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  4. Very much appreciate, your sharing, Amy.
    The 5th one has at the right bottom a snow goblin’s face.
    Reminds me of Frozen. ❀ πŸ™‚

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  5. WOW! Amy look what I was missing! Or should I say never missing always in perfect timing! These are incredible! With all the others to catch up with I will be enjoying these all weekend!!! I have been thinking of you a lot as I went home to assist Dad into his new living arrangements which gives him exceptional care in his own little place. Saw your comment on rising above the pain, and I feel that from you! When our precious Coco past that’s what helped me as well. Rising above and connecting in a very profound spiritual way!. You are so gifted Amy, so glad you have continued on “Rising Above” I will keep looking this weekend as dinner calls. Love you Robyn

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    1. I Love you too, Robyn. It has not been easy in this Journey of coming to Center, coming Home, regarding my Dad. How I saw him suffer in the end, the horrific torment, all because he never came to forgive himself for actions of the past. No amount of begging him in years previous to his demise, could bring him to forigive himself. I saw firsthand what un-forgiveness does to one near death. I’ve also had a very challenging week, this past week, and am feeling quite under the weather, so right now, I am not blogging, and the posts I do put up, comments are closed. I am slowly going through my notifications to answer them, and when I saw you, I just had to reply, regardess of how I feel right now. I am so glad you had this precious time with your Dad, which stirs me to the point of tears. I am also very touched you thought of me, and for this, I truly am honored. I am rising about, my sister, yet it is the valleys that are extremely painful. Even these, I will not fear, for out of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. I am overyoyed you are viewing my Niagara Falls photos, all of which I term as magical. What Mother gave me as a Gift, totally blew my mind. In looking at them myself, and enlarging them full screen, the wonder and awe I feel are beyond description. Bless you for your kindness, and your friendship, and your Love. You are so appreciated in my Life, and so Loved by me. I’ll be over to see you when I am feeling better and back to blogging. I really pushed myself with the Niagara Falls shoot, a little too soon after my Dad’s death. His passing really took a high toll on me, and still is to this day. I Love you, Robyn. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Love you to Amy!! I am So glad you are resting from blogging at times. I did not post for almost 2 weeks traveling home and being with Dad. You are right about forgiveness of self being the biggest self healer. I am grateful for going back home and having little that kept me from my peaceful place. Because my Dad has nothing else to think about but his routine and self he tends to want to manipulate us to do what he wants. He had his stroke due to gambling and financial stress, and he actually told me it was a stroke of luck to have his stroke and not be able to gamble. He can read yet his words are very mixed up, and he cannot write. I took him into a spiritual place that were beyond my words and he told me much of what his guilt was about. We cried together as he was vulnerable for the first time. I told him I would always love him, yet never be manipulated by his addiction, or anything else for that matter. This big clearing allowed for me to let go of all unnecessary rescuing of people, as it truly is in their hands. We can be a beaming light, some will beam with us and others will not. The 3D addictions in our density can kill whether it is ego, anger, food, drugs, alcohol or unforgiveness. We have through awareness to rise our frequency to ride the waves of light, no matter their choice. My father has bursts of rage that seem to stay out of my field of participation and I am grateful. I see him as a beautiful divine spirit, and so he seems to get glimmers of tat in our conversations. We have traveled the road less traveled my dear Amy, and I will forever be in gratitude to have traveled it with you. Seeing you at peace, and know that no matter how long it takes for us to connect, you are loved. Heart to heart Robyn

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      2. I have begun posting with comments closed more often for now, Robyn, so yes I am still here. I am not running myself ragged into the ground as I have been. My Heart has also been directing me to pull back, that people need to learn how to listen to their own Hearts and to be comfortable in Silence. I have been an example for a long time, yet now, the apron strings are coming off. I am responsible for no one but myself, and even though it is not necessarily easy for me to let go, I am. I will not enable. Ask hubby. He throws fits at times because I will not go there anymore. Time to grow up … this is what I am hearing. To go at the pace I have with Petals and all that it entails, I just will not do. I am SO glad you are seeing what I am as well and I am SO glad for you, that resolution is coming between you and your father. We all have choices. I continue to travel the road less traveled as Mother calls me, as well as the NOW. My Dad’s death took a huge toll and when I went through with Niagara Falls, that toll was huge too. Now, pulling back is a must to regain my semblance of Peace and Center. I am actually timing myself of late regarding how much time I spend on this computer. If those I have touched have not been affected by all I have said and done, they never will. No more carrying. New precious people have begun to come into my Life, really hurting souls, and in the reaching out to them I am trying to instill in them the necessity of slowing down, getting into Silence. There too I am only giving for a certain amount of time and observing closely. If those of who I am reaching are not willing to do the work, I no longer am willing to carry them. We are stepping into a Time of Freedom, which means much more then it seems at first glance. As with all things, that Freedom begins with me and with you and then it radiates out. You are Loved by me, my sister. You are following your Heart and I am so very proud of you! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      3. Yes my sister we are in a “new now”!! I too have had a very precious friend hit rock bottom and I have learned to be the light without giving away the lamppost. I truly believe we have come home to source and have changed our DNA. Coming into our magnificence through clearing. We truly are finding our soul family’s through our awakening. You have and always will be that light Amy!! I may find myself posting others words as they seem to be streaming into my consciousness with gratitude these days to reflect to each other the huge community we do have with each other in love! We are blessed to recognize our oneness! Off to a wedding this weekend in California and another completion of sorts with a soul sister. We are sisters Amy and we are in light together! In this timeless now, connected in Love!! Thank you for all you have shared and will share in the future from our connected hearts Robyn

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    1. This Journey was the most intense one yet of my photography career. With this Journey, the Butterfly fully broke free. Thank you so much for coming into my Life. Drink of the Magic that is within these images. Mother is so evident in such a Magnificent and Powerful Way. Much Healing is contained in these Waters. (((HUGS))) Amy

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