Springtime at Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

I was hoping to be up before dawn to set up for a shot of Niagara Falls. Must have been overly tired from the long 8 hour drive yesterday and I woke up at 6 am (sunrise was at 5:56 am). Fortunately I was able to book a hotel room on the edge of the Falls so I was able to be set up by 6:15 am. I have been taking Trey Ratcliff's excellent Webinar of how he takes and processes his fabulous HDR photos. HDR photos are best taken using a tripod but as I walked the length of the Canadian side, I was disappointed to see that the fence was in the way of getting the composition that I wanted. So to get the shot I wanted, I was going to have to hand hold for the shot (I was taking a 5 shot HDR so any slight movement could pose a problem). I ultimately found this one spot where I was able to frame these daffodils along with the budding tree on the right. All in all, it was a beautiful spring morning.