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An Afternoon in Niagara Falls (Video)

Late last month, I traveled with my family to Toronto to attend the screening (and Canadian premiere) of my latest documentary film, V.A.C.C. Camp: Camp Can-Do at the ReelHeART International Film Festival (Oh, by the way, the film took home the prize for third place in the Feature Documentary category). After spending a few days in the lovely city of Toronto, we decided to spend a day at nearby Niagara Falls in Ontario (we were told the view was better than from the Buffalo, NY side).

After checking in at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa (our room featured a lovely view of the Falls) we hopped aboard the Maid of the Mist for a close-up experience of Niagara Falls (it was very misty, to say the least). After dumping our wet parkas, we strolled up the walkway which runs alongside the Falls.

That's when I pulled out my Panasonic GH2 and, much to the chagrin of my family, decided to shoot some video. I can still hear the sweet voice of my teenager ("Dad! Hurry up already - I'm hot! And tired! And hungry!") and my wife ("I'm calling a divorce lawyer as soon as I get home if you don't stop recording and get over here right now!") as I stopped at a several ideal locations to get a few shots of the Falls. Not having a tripod, I carefully positioned my camera on the large rocks that line the walkway and got some pretty nice results. Oh, and I had to sit facing the corner when I got back to the hotel room but my daughter no longer hates me and my wife has decided to keep me around. Over all, I think it was worth it.

I'll let you decide. Enjoy...

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Here are a few stills I took with the camera during our trip - you can see them all on flickr.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

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