Hubby’s Eye View (7 IMAGES)

Now I come to the part of my Niagara Falls Journey as seen through hubby’s eyes.  This post is the second to last in this series of the images taken at Niagara Falls.  As I post each photo, I weave a tale, perhaps a poem as well.  Since hubby is being um stubborn, shall I say?, about learning how to edit images, I edited each photo below, and I took credit so that my name is on each photograph.  That shall be as it is until hubby decides to step into the world of digital photography.

Now I continue with the rest of my story …

As I have stated in some of my previous posts and numerous comments, this trip was not very fun, but in fact truly stressful for me.  I just wanted everything to be perfect, yet, not much was.  As you can clearly see in this first photo, the stress and the tension are plain to see on my face.  Gee, thank you, hubby, for snapping when I was in the middle of attempting to put a smile on my face.  That was just so kind of you.   Now my friends can see my face all contorted instead of a smile as I had on my face after you snapped this …

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Lines of real tension are all over my face and in an attempt to get me to smile hubby said, “Honey, that camera is almost as big as you are.” It sure doesn’t look that way as I stand so bundled up I felt as if I could barely move. Nevertheless, that camera when seen with me with just one layer of clothes on (smile) really does look almost bigger then I am. I had three layers on underneath my down overalls, and four layers on under my down jacket. Glasses on my face, as usual, are askew and the face mask, as usual, down around my neck.  What I actually look like matters very little to me when I have a camera in my hand.  (smile)

As I turned around to get a “feel” of where to start shooting with camera in hand, very overwhelmed, and my tripod in its purple case around my neck, hubby snapped this …

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Check the amount of snow and ice that has built up on that cast iron railing!  Wow!  It was so hard that even my spikes on my tripod would not go through.

When I finally chose where I was going to shoot, I set my tripod up and went to work.  I was so focused on shooting, I don’t even remember hubby taking this photo below.  In the background to the right of me, is the beautiful Visitors Center.  Now you all can see my “baby tripod” and again the conditions I shot in.  Brrrrrrr …

Also, as seen here, my camera hood is off.  I was shooting with the ND400 filter in this photograph and due to its darkness, I needed every bit of light I could get in order to see!  Yep, you bet, my sensor did pick up dirt and still as of this writing, needs cleaning.

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When you keep your eyes on your goal
regardless of how the odds are stacked against you …
and above all, resist NOT to quit …
what comes about is a True Miracle,
something created magnificent indeed
all because you refused to give up!
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The following photograph is a panoramic view of the American Falls.  Please keep this one in mind with the post that is going to follow this one.  In fact, I just may post this photograph again in the FINALE post of my Niagara Falls Series, just for your convenience.  Yes, the more I think about it, that is exactly what I will do.  Now, here is hubby’s photo of the American Falls.

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In my opinion, hubby’s photograph of all of them presented thus far, gives the best interpretation of just how huge this place really is.  The immense space of it all, is jaw dropping!  Keep in mind, this image above is ONLY a shot of the American Falls and not inclusive of the Horseshoe Falls, which as you are looking at this image, would be to your right.

The three last photographs below I know you have seen previously with me, but I again am showing you because hubby did not wait for the mist to clear as I did. Now you have a more realistic view of how heavy the mist truly was, and how I had to wait for it to clear in order to get the shots I did get.  Now for hubby’s shots of the Horseshoe Falls with heavy mist:

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This last image below was shot in black and white, with zero tone filters. When I was editing this image in LR using the clarity option, to my astonishment, I began to see the red pigment I have been telling you about, I tell you true!, in the mist, the part that looks like an inverted rainbow.  Impossible?  That is what I said!  But I saw it, I really did, and because this image was shot in black and white, I actually used the black and white option to make sure the entire image stayed true to black and white.  This ought to tell you, as it did me, how saturated the air is with red pigment.  Honestly, I could not believe my eyes when again, and this time on a B&W photo, that red pigment was seen.  How incredible is that?

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I hope you enjoyed this post today, and in so doing, I really do thank you for coming to Petals to view my work. May all of you have a really good day today. I am returning to the “darkroom” to complete my last publishing of this Niagara Falls Series.  After my FINALE post, which will be up either Sunday or Monday (I think … one doesn’t really know with me, even me … smile!), I probably will take a day or two off, then come back to blogging as I normally do.

I miss you all, I really do! Yet to be able to focus with so much concentration in the “darkroom”, I had to do things the way I did so you would see images of Niagara Falls as viewed by both myself and my hubby. Thank you for again viewing my work.  I really HOPE that it has Blessed you, and in some way, assisted you in your own Life Journey.

Again I am leaving comments open on this post.   I don’t foresee me answering many, if any at all, yet that too can change.  Your comments are assisting me to continue for me to see this project through to the very end.  Whew!!  Bless you all for helping me!

Photography/ “Hubby’s Eye View” 2015©AmyRose

91 thoughts on “Hubby’s Eye View (7 IMAGES)

  1. Wow! That mist is amazing Amy! All of that snow and ice is incomprehensible to me. I can’t even imagine, well, I can now that you shared these images with us. 🙂 Thank you for enduring the cold, ice, and risking your LIFE for us! hehehe I really do appreciate it. They are amazing shots. Spikes in your tripod? I didn’t know they even HAD spikes!

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    1. YAY, yes I did risk my LIFE just for YOU, Ms. Laura, how about that? LOL I had hubby my bodyguard to make sure I was danger free, and joke I don’t. Yep, spikes I do have in my cheap tripod, believe it or not, but my NEW one that arrived today, nope, no spikes. Again, I really thank you for the head tip, because I LOVE this already. It is so simple to use, and me? I LOVE simple! I am just so glad you are enjoying this series, and I am really relieved I have only ONE more post to do. I’m whipped!!! Hehehehehehe (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Thank you, Laura. This thing is SO huge compared to my rinky dinky one! OMG! I can’t wait to use it! I have a bag for it too, which reminds me of a golf bag, hehehehehe. Still NOT finished with those um glorious NF pics. OH! That red pigment has followed me all the way to the end. Grrrrrr …… I’m learning lots though. GRIN!!! Love, Amy

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      2. Haha the bag….I k ow exactly what you mean. My 14-24 2.8 lens came with a heavy duty bag. I was like…what is that for? I’ve never had such a fancy lens case! Have a good evening sans the red pigment! lol

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      3. It should be up tomorrow, Laura. I am working on putting the post together today. When you see what I am about to show you, the understanding on your part will come when I say, I could have photographed these Falls for many more an hour. If it were not for hubby’s frozen fingers, I would have. Hope you are having a good weekend!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      4. Looking forward to it! I’m feeling better today so I’m hoping for a great weekend. We have a ballet to go to in SF today, yay! I missed the last one. Have a good weekend too Amy!! xo

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      5. Am having a very quiet weekend, Laura, attempting to figure out where to go from here. My stock of flowers has been depleted, and I refuse to shoot any more snow. All the flowers I had ready to get me to Spring, I lost last October. I am very happy you are feeling better and going to the ballet. I too love the ballet!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      6. Good you’re enjoying the weekend! I did have fun at the ballet but it kind of ran my down. Still not 100% but hopefully SOON! It was a GLORIOUS ballet though! Just loved it! Thank you. 🙂 HUGS BACK

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      7. I tried to leave a comment but I was unable to. LOL I am not too handy with FB but I did send you a friend request. That photo is hysterical (not of you) and now I SEE you! You look wonderful, Laura, even for being “sick”. I have a smile on my face as I write this …..

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      8. Count your Blessings your hubby knows how to laugh. He reminds me of one of my brothers who has a zanny sense of humor like he does. LOL Lucky you!!! Hehehehehe

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      9. At least you know how. Mine is so busy focusing on doom and gloom that when I do laugh, he gets angry at me. Really? *sighs* So I have learned to be silly here on WP and with my cats. Every blue moon, the “real hubby” is seen and does laugh. He can be really funny when he wants to be. When he laughs, he does so hard, that tears come to his eyes. Yep, sure do! Life beat this guy up (well, life has done that to me too so? the point? hehehehehe) and he is just really not willing to do light. Like I said, count your Blessings!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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      10. I do have to count my blessings. It’s easy to look at the dark side. My hubby has so many great qualities, I try to just focus on those. And yes! We can be silly here. Although yesterday I was singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on the way over to the ballet, playing air drums and air guitar. 🙂

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  2. Those are such breathtaking photos! The human showed then to the Creature – and she wants to “climb the waterfall!” The human had been trying to explain why that isn’t possible – the Creature just doesn’t get it – *Snickers*😹

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    1. Shrimp, I am LAUGHING so hard it is NOT funny! Just what I needed to get me going to return to the darkroom. The Creature climbing the waterfalls. OH too funny! I’m *snickering* with you! Hehehehehehehehehe Love, MB

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      1. No fear. *shaking head* No conception of what HEIGHT is. Um, yes, dangerous indeed. Your poor human what she must go through. Shrimp, I do think you know cause you are witnessing this tornado called Creature.

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      2. With your input, I’m sure she comes up with some pretty wild ideas to satisfy this curiosity feature that the Creature does show. Just picturing the WHY’s (dear me I was one of those and still am …. oops, sorry human) and the nonstop onslaught of questions …. no wonder your poor human falls asleep without brushing you sometimes or paying you attention. Poor Shrimp. That Creature is truly hazardous to your health! Poor baby!!!! (((HUGS))) Mom BonZo

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  3. Amazing shots……nature is something else. Hard to comprehend that even with all the force of the water, it is able to freeze over!

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  4. Wow, thank you for enduring the cold and I see now just how much you need that new tripod. Lots of snow along the railing. Amazing pictures and he should learn photo editing. {{{HUGS}}} and Much {{{LOVE}}}

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  5. Glad to see you were bundled up good!! These are awesome shots for the NF in winter! I haven’t seen anything like this, Wow!!! Hope you get a good rest next week. (((HUGS))) Amy

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    1. I plan on resting as soon as I get my last post finished, Amy. A true test in endurance and perseverance. Next week I will be back to flowers and SIMPLE posts. Whew! Enough of these complex ones!!! LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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  6. Always great to see the woman behind the photos. Oh, you do look a bit miserable, but who wouldn’t in all that cold? What great photos too. Don’t you know, the red pigment doesn’t bother me at all, a ghost like view, an inverted rainbow…either way, just so majestic, nothing could distract from that!!

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    1. Now was I not brave to let everyone see my miserable face? LOL I really did have a smile on my face but hubby decided to snap BEFORE the smile formed. LOL Marissa, in all seriousness, your comments have been truly inspiring for me to push through in order to finish this series. I have 2 more images in my primary editing room to edit, then from there, the entire set is sent over to my Apple to continue with the editing process. Then, from there I will put together a post, and with this one, a very funny story how my journey came to an end. I’m a bit frazzled, beat a roony, yet, have learned SO much it aint even funny. Out of all the wrong that happened, stood in disguise Pearls of Great Value for me to humbly embrace. One incredible journey, that is all I can say. And I am sure most everyone will be glad to go back to seeing my flowers again. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. Yes, I noticed the flower you posted today once again with that effect I love so much (ha, still can’t remember what it’s called). I notice you closed comments but here I am commenting anyway…see how I’m sneaky like that?!! Anyway, I’m so glad this has been a journey for you in every way and that you’ve learned so much! I’m excited to see the finale of the series. As for the smile, yes, I am often caught looking miserable. Just happens sometimes!!

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      2. LOL Hehehehehe It is called Tangled FX. Yes, I do see how sneaky you are and here I am still replying anyway. Hehehehehe I’m DONE! The editing is DONE, Marissa!!! Oh my heavens! Will you come over now and rub my neck? Now all I have to do is write up the post that I have in mind, get all the photos organized so they are seen in a certain order, but that ALL will wait until tomorrow. NOW? I am OFF of here and on my way to a HOT shower to rid me of all these aches, and then to ahhhhhhhh …… bed. I am getting excited about you seeing my finale. When I was finally relaxing and getting into my zone with the American Falls, hubby could not take his cold fingers any longer. I could have stayed for hours. When you SEE what I captured, you will understand why. *sighs* How about if I turn around and go back just to photograph the Amercian Falls from the Canadian side? It’s tempting! But that would mean I couldn’t blog again, and I MISS YOU GUYS!!!! Besides, I am SO beat. Decisions …. *bitiing nails* …… *sigh*

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      3. Sending remote neck rubs your way. And Amy, you know how I excited I am to see your work too. So, trying to understand…you mean if you went to the Canadian side you would need to take time off blogging to make time for the trip? If that’s the case, of course totally up to you, but maybe something to plan for the spring or even summer. You seem like you could use a break!! LOL

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      4. You are so totally right, Marissa. I do need a break. Really. If I keep pushing myself at the rate I have been going, there will be a fallout. No, enough Falls for now. The editing alone has been hair pulling. I plan on having FUN this weekend and photograph these beautiful flowers I bought yesterday. This should prove interesting as I think of different backgrounds to use. LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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  7. You are beautiful Amy, inside and outside. So cute all bundled up like that, makes me wonder how you were able to walk. Hubby’s perspective makes me giggle, but also puts a lump in my throat, because he shows us that you are his favorite subject to photograph. What a wonderful tribute to you from a loving man. He has such talent, but should learn darkroom skills. What can you do though–he’s only a man who loves a super woman. The photos of the falls are terrific and show talent as well as the photos of you show his talent. I love the way he chooses his subjects though. Did I say that before? I’ll say it again. I love how he chooses his favorite photographic subject. Smile girl, he loves you as much as we all do. And believe me, we love you. You deserve that rest after the last group of photos is posted, but please don’t leave us for too long. Love and hugs, Angie

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    1. Keep in mind how bundled up I was when I tell a very funny story how our trip ended. LOL Another “stressful” situation but I have put a humorous slant on it. I know I am Loved, Angie, by those who are in my Life now. For this, there is no greater Gift, in my opinion. Yes, that man is dangerous with a camera in hand, for I never know when he is going to snap a pic of me. LOL I AM smiling now, my friend! I also agree hubby needs to learn how to edit his own photos. *sighs* Men. Need I say more? Hhehehehehe Love, Amy

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      1. I agree that “Men” says it all. Usually with a shake of the head included. But he loves you so that makes up for a lot.
        Love and hugs, Angie

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  8. I think your hubby and I may be in the same both. I normally do not take picture of people or a person but with one exception. I like taking picture of persons with camera taking pictures with it 🙂

    Your fall pictures are awesome. Just love the last picture.

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    1. Hubby is dangerous with a camera in his hands cause I never know when he is going to snap me. I don’t like taking pics of people and I also prefer to be alone when I am with my camera. I am truly happy you are enjoying Niagara Falls. One more post coming and that will be it. Thank goodness!! LOL (((HUGS))) Amy

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  9. So nice to see you in Hub’s eye view!! You put so much pressure on yourself, wanted everything be perfect, but in life very few things are… BUT your yellow MF flower is. Perfection!! TeeHee…I got my praise in here for you, Amazing Amy! Hugs!

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    1. Tiny, I really did put a lot of pressue on myself. I honestly didn’t see it but your words made me nod my head saying, “Yep, I sure did.” I am more spur of the moment, BEing in the NOW, winging it type of person. Yes, the planning of the trip was fun, because it enabled us to know exactly where we were going. When we got there two things happened: I “froze” (no pun intended) just so overwhelmed, feeling there was just no way I could really do this, and two, hubby, who is a Vietnam Vet was on “red alert” meaning he was expecting an enemy around every corner, in every person. This is what PTSD and terriorism has done to this man. I being the sensitive I am, felt his acute anxiety and because I felt so out of my element, instead of letting it slide off of me, as I normally do when this happens, I got all stresed out. Many more stories are within this photo shoot that I opted not to tell … the ones I did portray were enough. My final story, even though again stressful *sigh* I am putting a humourous slant on it, so expect to laugh. You are right. Not much in Life is perfect EXCEPT for when I am behind my camera in my ZONE. When I finally started to photograph the American Falls, I began to fall into my Zone and relax. That is when hubby said he could not take the cold anymore so we had to leave. *another sigh* Yep, true. So the shots I did get from the American Falls (final post) please keep in mind, I could have been there for hours. Instead I only was able to have a very brief time with them. The images I obtained are pretty amazing. I’m working on them now. LOL Hope things in the salt marsh are well and good. I so look forward to getting back into my blogging routine when I am finished with my Niagara Falls Series. (((HUGS))) and so Much Love, Amy

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      1. Oh Amy, you – and Hubby – did really fantastic under the circumstances…and I know what PTSD is like as we have a wounded vet from the most recent wars in our extended family. Looking forward to the next instalment! Much love and hugs, Tiny

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      2. Bless you, my friend. Bless you! I just have finished with the final editing of the images for my next post. I have in my head what I will write, but that will wait until tomorrow. I imported my photos in the order I will post them … Done! YAY!!!! Now must attend a cat who needs me. Love you!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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  10. I actually love your husband’s candid photo of you, stressed and anxious to get the RIGHT photo in the mind boggling cold. Just wonderful pictures – I feel like I was there. In the warmth of my New England home. 🙂

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  11. Nice stuff Amy! Looking at yours and looking at mine. You experience a little something I was having some problems with, getting square. Then again maybe the whole place is just tilted and we’re square.

    Cheers

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  12. Amy I absolutely LOVED these images.. you have no idea… I showed them to my Hubby.. We were stood in almost that exact same spot in May 2000.. we went for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and stayed 3 nights in Niagara Falls before we moved on across Canada…
    And So these pictures are very special, One because they are brilliant… and two because in a way it brings our connection that much closer.. Love and Hugs my dear friend, and enjoy your Weekend xxx ❤ Love Sue

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    1. Dearest Friend, how incredible that the photo of me is taken in just about the same place as where you and your hubby stood when celebrating your 25th Wedding Anniversary! Now how special is that! I’m sure you both were smiling which now makes me smile! Niagara Falls is spectacular and I am thrilled you enjoyed them first hand, and that you are enjoying them through my eyes and camera … as well as hubby’s. I am enjoying my weekend, thank you, Sue, as I hope you are too. I shall be returning to my regular station next week … LOL …. blogging … so I will be over to see you. This project was demanding, and THE most challenging yet of my photography career. I will be overjoyed to go back to my flowers … GRIN! I just bought a bouquet of them ready for me to take pics of. My “stock” of flowers almost got Petals to Spring. I have a few more in my archives, but really not enough until I see my bulbs bloom. Sending Much Love to you this day, Amy

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      1. Yes your photo’s brought us both back happy memories Amy.. the building too in the background has some grass in front of it.. There is also a restaurant which had an open top tabled balcony view .. We didn’t know, but we had a meal, and sat right at the edge so we could get a look of the coloured floodlit view of the falls.. It happened to be a Friday night.. And there was a Huge Spectacular firework display.. Something so grand I had never seen the like in real life.. There was a band playing on the grass.. and Limo’s would be pulling up all the time in front of the falls..
        Yes Amy.. your photo’s brought back LOTS of JOY.. Thank you xx and HUGS xxx

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    1. Thank you, Ken, for your lovely compliment. I actually have posted better photos of me that hubby has taken here on Petals. In the one you viewed, I really was stressed and overwhelmed. I hope you get to see a pic of me soon where I am my usual smiling self. Have a good weekend, my friend. Love, Amy

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      1. looking forward to it 😉 , amy .
        about dust getting on the camera sensor, i am surprised to hear you have such a problem with it. dslrs should be less effected as its mirror helps to shield the sensor. … try keeping your camera’s mount facing down and shield oncoming wind/draft with your body when changing lens, in my experience it helps considerably with my mirrorless cameras.
        best regards,
        ken

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  13. Your mistakes, AKA red lines, are so evenly spaced I would say it is on your image recorder in the camera.
    Probably with help from atmospherics!!! Google “does anyone ever get these lines on this camera”. if it happened to you it has happen before I’m sure!!! Keep on keepin on!!!!

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    1. I know not what red lines you are referring to, Michael, for my eyes see red noise. It is not only on my photos I saw this. I also saw it on hubby’s images, even a black and white one, imagine that! I have not run into this phenomenon before Niagara Falls, so I know that what happened with my camera at the Falls, is not my camera at all, but in reality, saturated red pigment either being reflected or in the air itself at NF. Truly amazing.

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  14. Ah, Amy! You saved the best for last. Though I enjoyed the others. I’ve only seen Niagara in the spring. No matter how you look at it you see majesty and beauty. Thank you.

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    1. There is ONE more post coming, Susan, and then that will be the last. Stay tuned to a station coming soon! LOL And you are so welcome! I am so happy you are enjoying Niagara Falls. (((HUGS))) Amy

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  15. Oh, Amy, I have fallen so far behind on my visits. You have definitely been one very busy lady! I’m just loving your Niagara photos. And I thank hubby for taking and you for posting that first photo above of you. I now have a face with a name! 😉 I don’t know how you cope that kind of cold. It’s been way too many years for me and I’m not missing all that bundling up! I must say, you look so cute! Going to go check out some more of your posts now before I have to go. I hope all is well! 😀 ❤

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    1. Me? Looking cute? LOL Oh, Linda, if you only knew what a challenge it was for me to move with all the clothes I had on. I can say this. I did not get cold. Hubby did, but I did not. Amazing due it being 12 degrees and we were outside for about 3 hours. Yes, you do have a face with a name on it now. SMILE! I have several of me on Petals that hubby took where I really am smiling or giving him THE LOOK. Hehehehehe Hmmmm … I was SO tense and SO stressed out from this trip …. just take my word for it, I was. I have ONE more post coming that will complete my saga of Niagara Falls, but I am waiting until I feel up to it. Between the trip and all the hours of non-stop editing I did, my energy got zapped. In order for me to step back into blogging, I really need rest. So, that is what I am doing. This week for sure that post will be up. Promise. And as for your hubby, I really hope everything works out all right. He truly is in my prayers as well as you. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      1. I suppose it’s a trade-off — keeping warm or being able to move! HAHA! My parents honeymooned at Niagara Falls in the mid-30s but I have yet to visit there. Love your photos and looking forward to the rest of your saga! I definitely appreciate your prayers. That means a lot! HUGS! ❤

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