Niagara Falls Sunset

This was taken couple days before Christmas from the Canadian side. I wonder how the same sunset would look like from the US side? I think you would see the sun with the Horse Shoe Falls from the US side, not just the projection of it on the mist from it. As always, higher resolution image is better to enjoy.

Thanks for all the nice comments on my last post from New York City!

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132 thoughts on “Niagara Falls Sunset

  1. The first thing I said seeing this photograph was: OH MY GOD! BEAUTIFUL!
    it’s so beautiful, I wonder was it by chance, or you came and went many times to capture it at that certain time…?

    1. it was by chance. I went there to see sunset and fireworks, but really didn’t know what to expect at that time of year. I was walking away from the Falls looking back, taking some photos, then this tree came into the frame. I like how it contrasts with the sky and the mist in pink is nice too.

  2. Oh Canada! Thanks for the shot from the Tourist Trap Capital Of Canada, Niagara Falls! πŸ™‚

  3. I have some cousins in Niagara Falls and keep trying to make it back out that way. I haven’t been there in nine years or so. You captured the falls beautifully here. Love being inspired by your blog!

  4. I love the way you can see the sunset colors in the mist and the clouds. The view from the Canadian side seems to have more impact than on the American side. Next time I go I’ll have to check out the Canadian side too!

  5. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE this photograph of Niagara Falls! I’m excited to see more of your photography. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Amazing colors! I live by Niagara Falls, and every time I go by, it looks completely different – but always beautiful! I encourage you next time to visit the American side, I’m sure you could get amazing photos of the gorge as well!

  7. This is certainly a beautiful winter evening image. I’m Canadian, and I’ve shot the Horseshoe Fall from both the Canadian and US sides; day and night. Both sides have spectacular views all along the Niagare Gorge, with and without the modern architecture considered. This region is definitely a wonder of the world. I wish everyone, everywhere could see the natural aspects of this place at least once in their lifetimes.

    It looks like you made this shot from alongside the Niagara Parkway, roughly midway between Clifton Hill and the Table Rock tourism facility. To keep the guardrail out og your shot, it looks like climbed over it and crouched on the grass of one of the few places where you can physically do that but are still in great peril (unfortunately, a young exchange student from China or Taiwan did fall to her death last year).

    The vector of your shot is south-by-southeast. To include the Horseshoe and the sun in a single groundlevel shot from the American side, you’d have to be on the western side of Goat Island and facing west. You wouldn’t be able to see too much whitewater but you’d definitely be able to image the curved countour of the cataract’s crest. There is always a Niagara Parks official there to watch for anyone who might sadly try to jump into the falls; not that they could necessarily prevent an attempt. The Americans placed their guardrail so close to the water’s edge and so low in height, that anyone could step over it and on their way down the Horseshoe within 3 seconds. The good aspect of how their guardrailing is setup is that you don’t have to try to breech it in order to get a unhindered shot of the crest (so you don’t have to put your life in danger for the shot). Being that you’d be facing due west, It would have to be an evening shot in order to include the sun. I believe that spring and autumn, when the north and south poles are at 90-degrees to the sun’s ecliptic and; therefore likely to keep the evening sun in frame with the crest, is likely to be your best time to try fpr the composition you’re after.

    I hope it works out for you. I’d like to see it if you go for it.

  8. Beautiful shot, although I hope you don’t endanger your life. I once hopped over a guard rail to get “the perfect” shot of the Grand Canyon, but my kids have never forgiven me…25 years later! Take care of yourself, you may want to be a grandma like me some day!

    1. Hi Kathi, no lifes were endagered while taking this photo. I didn’t clime over the rail, you can take it from the pedestrain side. thanks for stopping by!

  9. What a beautiful photo! I had to peak because I was recently in Niagara Falls and I took a few photos I plan to share soon but they are not nearly as beautiful as this!

  10. It’s people as gifted as you who spoil it for people as insecure as me. As soon as I get satisfied with the quality of my budget lens, you come along and get me depressed. It’s not like I’m going to stop following your blog because I love your artistry. But please, leave some room for improvement so I don’t feel so bad!

  11. Impressive! My first thought was an explosion. You’re really good at the art of avoiding the signs of ‘civilization’ here.

  12. Just beautiful…post any time to my face book we love these kinds of photos especailly me πŸ™‚

  13. Great photo. I love the composition, with the tree on the right and the mist rising in the centre. The colours are so beautiful, especially the pinkish colour to the clouds as they catch the setting sun. The bank on the right makes it feel as if you could almost step inside the photo and start walking towards the falls.

  14. I love this shot, Dmitri! You’ve captured an essence of Niagara Falls that not many visitors appreciate. I was fortunate to be born here and have just moved back after many years away. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  15. Absolutely magical! I am a Canadian who lives in Chicago. I use to take regular school trips to Niagara Falls and did not have as much appreciation for them as I do now. Your photo reminds me of how lucky we are to have such an amazing natural beauty! Thank you! I am so glad to be following your blog! Wonderful work! Cher xo

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