When visiting Niagara Falls, it is easy to come away mesmerized by the power and the beauty of the falls themselves. Whether you see them from the walkways around them on both the Canadian and American side, take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist or take the elevator down and see them from the Cave of the Winds, it is hard to take your eyes away from them. Photographers look for the iconic shots of the falls and try to capture something different which is virtually impossible with the millions of photos taken there. I too get caught up in the beauty of the falls. One thing that I have tried to do is photograph the surrounding area to give it a more complete sense of place. This image is one of those shots and is a part of the Niagara River that flows past Goat Island before becoming part of the American Falls.